Visual Basic.NET: A Beginner's Guide

Visual Basic.NET: A Beginner's Guide

Paperback Beginner's Guides (Osborne)

By (author) Jeff Kent

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  • Publisher: Osborne/McGraw-Hill
  • Format: Paperback | 452 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 233mm x 28mm | 885g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2002
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0072131209
  • ISBN 13: 9780072131208
  • Edition: Annotated
  • Edition statement: annotated edition
  • Illustrations note: 1

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More than three million Visual Basic users will be seeking fundamental knowledge of Visual Basic.NET, a major overhaul to the language. It contains extensive coverage of the .NET integrated development environment, including Web services, object-oriented programming, debugging, and more. It contains a step-by-step learning tool for all the core topics - and helpful information on migrating existing projects to Visual Basic.NET. It delivers hands-on learning for the programming skills necessary to succeed in the e-business community.

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Jeff Kent (Los Angeles, CA) is an assistant professor of computer science at Los Angeles Valley College. He teaches a number of programming languages, including Visual Basic, C++, and Java. In addition to teaching and other college duties, Jeff also manages a Windows NT network for a Los Angeles law firm and writes applications that integrate programming language applications, such as the Microsoft Office suite and Internet technologies. Jeff co-authored with David Jung Osborne's Visual Basic Annotated Archives.

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Essential Skills for First-Time ProgrammersDiscover the essential truths of programming languages, and take advantage of the particular benefits of the Visual Basic .NET development environment. Understand fundamental programming concepts such as variables, operators, control structures, loops, procedures, and arrays, then incorporate these concepts into a sophisticated graphical user interface. Learn to combine rapid application development--long a staple of Visual Basic--with complete object-oriented programming support. Explore advanced topics such as debugging, file access, and databases. Visual Basic .NET: A Beginner's Guide will give you a complete working knowledge of Visual Basic .NET, an essential component of the Visual Studio .NET suite.This Beginner's Guide is Designed for Easy Learning: Modules--Each concept is divided into logical modules (chapters), ideal for individualized learning Goals--Each module opens with the specific skills you'll have by the end of the module Ask the Experts--Q&A sections throughout are filled with extra information and interesting commentary 1-Minute Drills--Quick self-assessment sections to check your progress Annotated Syntax--Example code annotated with commentary that points to the particular technique illustrated Projects--Exercises contained in each module show how to apply what you are learning Mastery Checks--End-of-module reviews that test your knowledge using short-answer, multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and simple coding questions

Table of contents

PART 1: Introduction to Visual Basic .NET 1: What Is Visual Basic .NET? 2: Create A Visual Basic .NET Program Without Writing Code 3: Event Procedures, Properties, and Controls PART 2: Programming Building Blocks: Variables, Data Types, and Operators 4: Variables and Data Types 5: Assignment and Arithmetic Operators 6: Comparison and Logical Operators PART 3: Controlling the Flow of the Program 7: Control Structures 8: Loops and Arrays 9: Procedures PART 4: The User Interface 10: Helper Forms 11: Menus and Toolbars PART 5: Error Handling and Prevention 12: Structured Exception Handling and Debugging