Application Development Using Visual Basic and .NET

Application Development Using Visual Basic and .NET

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This book gives experienced programmers the practical insight they need to build enterprise applications for Microsoft's .NET platform using Visual Basic. Using a running case study and extensive code examples, the authors illuminate essential .NET concepts, and introduce powerful new .NET technologies such as ADO.NET and ASP.NET. The book begins with a self-contained review of basic Visual Basic.NET syntax and technique; then rapidly moves on to in-depth coverage of VB.NET development with the .NET Framework. The authors begin their case study by developing a simple .NET console application, then add a Windows Forms interface, isolate functionality within components, provide database access via ADO.NET, secure the code, and finally, make its functionality accessible as a Web Service via ASP.NET. Along the way, they introduce each of .NET's most powerful features for developers, including interfaces, attributes, collections, file I/O and streams, debugging classes, threading, appdomains, context, remoting, security, component deployment and versioning, assemblies, the global assembly cache, and interoperability. All books in the Integrated .NET Series by Object Innovations and Prentice Hall PTR teach in a systematic, step-by-step manner, using rich examples and a shared case study that explains how .NET's features interact in the context of a real application. The books integrate perfectly: developers who want an even stronger understanding of the basics of Visual Basic can find it in the companion introductory title, Introduction to Visual Basic Using .NET.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 864 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.1 x 43.2mm | 1,247.39g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • w. figs.
  • 0130933821
  • 9780130933829

About Robert J. Oberg

DR. ROBERT J. OBERG is founder and President of Object Innovations, a leading developer of integrated courseware on .NET and other strategic software. He is editor of The Integrated .NET Series from Object Innovations and Prentice Hall PTR. Oberg's recent books include Introduction to C# Using .NET and (with Michael Stiefel) Application Development Using C# and .NET (both published by Prentice Hall PTR). PETER THORSTEINSON is a systems analyst who has been programming and teaching developers for over a decade. He specializes in .NET, C#, C++, COM, and Java and is coauthor of .NET Architecture and Programming Using Visual C++ (Prentice Hall PTR). DR. DANA L. WYATT formed EMCA Consulting in 1993 to deliver advanced object-oriented training, mentoring, and consulting services. She specializes in VB, C++, and COM/DCOM. Wyatt is also coauthor of Introduction to Visual Basic Using .NET (Prentice Hall PTR).show more

Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. About This Series. .NET ARCHITECTURE OVERVIEW. 1. What is Microsoft .NET? Microsoft and the Web. Windows on the Desktop. A New Programming Platform. The Role of XML. VB.NET and the .NET Framework. Summary. 2. .NET Fundamentals. Problems of Windows Development Applications of the Future .NET Overview. Summary. VB.NET LANGUAGE. 3. VB.NET Essentials, Part I. Visual Studio .NET and Console Applications. Hello World in VB.NET. Performing Calculations in VB.NET. Classes. VB.NET Type System. Summary. 4. VB.NET Essentials, Part II. Strings. Arrays and Parameterized Properties. More about Methods. Optional Parameters VB.NET Utility Functions. Command-Line Arguments. Summary. 5. Inheritance and Exceptions in VB.NET. Review of Object-Oriented Concepts. Acme Travel Agency Case Study: Design. Inheritance in VB.NET. Access Control. Acme Travel Agency Case Study: Implementation. More about Inheritance. Exceptions. Summary. 6. VB.NET in the .NET Framework. System.Object. Collections. Interfaces. Resolving Ambiguity in Interfaces Acme Travel Agency Case Study: Step 2. Generic Interfaces in .NET. Delegates. Events. Attributes. Summary. FUNDAMENTALS OF WINDOWS FORMS. 7. Window Forms. Window Forms Heirarchy. Windows Applications Using the .NET SDK. Windows Forms Event Handling.Visual Studio .NET and Forms.Under the Hood of a VS.NET Windows Applications. Dialog Boxes. Controls. Using a Checkbox. Using List Controls (ListBox and ComboBox). Summary. 8. Using Controls. Menus. Toolbars. Status Bars. Calendar Controls. Range Controls. List Controls. DataGrid Control. TreeView Control. Common Dialog Controls. Summary. FUNDAMENTALS OF THE >NET FRAMEWORK. 9. Assemblies and Deployment. Components. Assemblies. Private Assembly Deployment. Shared Assembly Deployment. Assembly Configuration. Multi-Module Assemblies. Setup and Deployment Projects. Summary. 10. .NET Framework Classes. Metadata and Reflection. Input and Output in .NET. Serialization. .NET Application Model. Context. Application Isolation. Asynchronous Programming. Remoting. Custom Attributes. Garbage Collection and Finalization. Summary. ADVANCED UI PROGRAMMING USING VB.NET. 11. Introduction to GDI+. Device-Independent Graphics and Abstraction. GDI+ Architecture. GDI+ Structures. Pens and Brushes. A Drawing Program. Clipping Rectangle. Bitmaps and Metafile. GDI+ Memory Management. Text and Fonts. Scrolling. Summary. 12. Advanced Windows Forms. Modeless Dialogs. MDI Applications. Visual Inheritance. ActiveX Controls. Summary. .NET APPLICATIONS. 13. Programming with ADO.NET. A Visual Studio .NET Database Testbed. ADO.NET Architecture. Connected Data Access. Parameters and Stored Procedures. SqlDataAdapter and the DataSet Class. DataSet Fundamentals. Database Transactions and Updates. Optimistic Versus Pessimistic Locking and the DataSet. Working with DataSets. Acme Travel Agency Case Study. XML Data Access. AirlineBrokers Database. Schema with Relationships. Typed DataSet. Summary. 14.ASP.NET and Web Forms. What is ASP.NET. Web Forms Architecture. Request/Response Programming. Web Applications Using Visual Studio .NET. Acme Travel Agency Case Study. ASP.NET Applications. State in ASP.NET Applications. ASP.NET Configuration. Server Controls. Database Access in ASP.NET. 15. Web Services. Protocols. Web Service Architecture. SOAP Differences. WebService Class and Visual Studio. Hotel Broker Web Services (Case Study). 16. Security. User-Based Security. Code Access Security. Internet Security. Role-Based Security in .NET. Forms-Based Authentication. Code Access Permissions. Code Identity. Security Policy. Summary. 17.Interoperability. Calling COM Components from Managed Code. Calling Managed Components from a COM Client. Platform Invocation Services (Plnvoke). APPENDIX A Visual Studio .NET. Overview of Visual Studio .NET. Creating a Console Application. Project Configurations. Debugging. Summary. APPENDIX B Tracing and Debugging in .NET. The TraceDemo Example. Enabling Debug and Trace Output. Using the Debug and Trace Output. Using the Debug and Trace Classes. Using Switches to Enable Diagnostics. Enabling or Disabling Switches. TraceListener. Listeners Collection. Summary. Index.show more

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