Introduction to Visual Basic Using .NET

Introduction to Visual Basic Using .NET

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Using real-world examples and a case study, this book helps you master VB.NET from the ground up -- or rapidly migrate to VB.NET from whatever version of Visual Basic you've used before. Dana Wyatt and Robert Oberg present a thorough introduction to the .NET Framework and Visual Studio.NET from the perspective of Visual Basic developers at all levels. They examine the basic coding constructs of the language, and thoroughly explore the design of object-oriented programs with VB.NET. The book also includes substantial coverage of building next-generation Windows applications using Windows Forms. Finally, the authors introduce major .NET classes for collections, files, ADO.NET, and threads, showing VB.NET developers how to make the most of them. A case study helps leverage the skills you've learned throughout the book and guides you to building a complete system using VB.NET. For every Visual Basic developer who wants to master VB.NET -- regardless of experience more

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  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 170.18 x 228.6 x 33.02mm | 1,065.94g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • w. figs.
  • 0130418048
  • 9780130418043

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Master VB.NET step-by-step, through practical examples and a case study. Using real-world examples and a detailed case study, this book helps you master VB.NET from the ground upor rapidly migrate to VB.NET from earlier versions of Visual Basic. Dana L. Wyatt and Robert Oberg present a thorough introduction to VB.NET the language, the .NET Framework, and Visual Studio.NET. They examine VB.NET's basic coding constructs, thoroughly explore object-oriented design with VB.NET, and offer systematic guidance for building next-generation Windows applications with Windows Forms. Coverage includes: Classes, inheritance, and other elements of VB.NET object-oriented programming Windows Forms: form design, controls, events, menus, toolbars, and dialogs Visual Basic.NET's key interactions with the .NET Framework Major .NET classes: collections, files, ADO.NET database access, and multithreading Core VB.NET language features: data types, operators, control structures, and more Attributes, custom attributes, metadata, and reflection Techniques for building reusable .NET components "show more

About Dana L. Wyatt

DANA L. WYATT, Ph. D. formed EMCA Consulting in 1993 to provide advanced object-oriented training, mentoring, and consulting services. She received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University and taught computer science for 13 years at Texas A&M, TCU, and the University of North Texas, receiving a NASA-ASEE fellowship for research at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. ROBERT J. OBERG is founder and President of Object Innovations, a leading developer of integrated courseware on fundamental software including Microsoft .NET, COM+, and Java. His books include Understanding and Programming COM+, Introduction to C# Using .NET and Application Development Using C# and .NET (Prentice Hall PTR). He is editor of The Integrated .NET Series. Oberg holds a Ph.D. from Harvard more

Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgment. About This Series. I. INTRODUCTION TO .NET AND VB.NET. 1. .NET Framework. 2. First VB.NET Programs. 3. Visual Studio.NET. II. VB.NET AS A VISUAL BASIC LANGUAGE. 4. Fundamentals of VB.NET. 5. Control Structures. 6. Procedures. 7. Advanced Data Types. 8. VB.NET Utility Functions. 9. Exception Handling. III. OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING IN VB.NET. 10. Object-Oriented Programming. 11. Classes. 12. Inheritance. 13. Interfaces. 14. The VB.NET Type System. IV. WINDOWS PROGRAMMING IN VB.NET. 15. Introduction to Windows Forms. 16. Windows Forms, Part II. 17. Windows Forms, Part III. V. VB.NET AND THE .NET FRAMEWORK. 18. Using the .NET Framework. 19. NET Collections. 20. Database Access. 21. File I/O. 22. Advanced Features. 23. Components and Assemblies. Appendix A. Case Study: Object-Oriented Programming. more