Programming .NET Windows Applications
From the authors of "Programming ASP.NET" comes this comprehensive tutorial on writing Windows applications for Microsoft's .NET platform. Programmers already familiar with the fundamentals of the C# or Visual Basic .NET languages will appreciate the in-depth focus and straightforward approach this new book brings to Windows development. This all-inclusive tutorial teaches experienced developers how to use .NET Windows Forms to build standalone and "rich client" applications for the Windows 9x, Windows 2000 and Windows XP desktop platforms.
- Paperback | 1230 pages
- 177.8 x 231.14 x 58.42mm | 2,199.91g
- 07 Nov 2003
- O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
- Sebastopol, United States
- ilustrations, index
About Jesse Liberty
Jesse Liberty is the best selling author of Programming ASP.NET, Programming C SHARP, and a dozen other books on web and object oriented programming. He is president of Liberty Associates, Inc., where he provides contract programming, consulting and on-site training in ASP.NET, C SHARP, C++ and related topics. Jesse has been a Distinguished Software Engineer at AT&T and Vice President for technology development at CitiBank. Dan Hurwitz is the president of Sterling Solutions, Inc., where for nearly two decades he has been providing contract programming and database development to a wide variety of clients.
Table of contents
Preface 1. Windows Forms and the .NET Framework The .NET Framework Windows Forms 2. Getting Started System Requirements Hello World 3. Visual Studio .NET Overview Start Page Projects and Solutions The Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Building and Running 4. Events Publish and Subscribe Performance Some Examples 5. Windows Forms Web Applications Versus Windows Applications The Forms Namespace Form Properties Forms Inheritance User Interface Design 6. Dialog Boxes Modal Versus Modeless Form Properties DialogResult Termination Buttons Apply Button CommonDialog Classes 7. Controls: The Base Class Control Class 8. Mouse Interaction SystemInformation Properties Mouse Events 9. Text and Fonts Text Fonts 10. Drawing and GDI+ The Drawing Namespace The Analog Clock Project 11. Labels and Buttons Label Button Classes 12. Text Controls Text Editable Text Controls: TextBoxBase RichTextBox 13. Other Basic Controls Containers Tabbed Pages PictureBox ScrollBar TrackBar Up-Down Controls ProgressBar 14. TreeView and ListView Class Hierarchy Splitter TreeView ListView 15. List Controls Class Hierarchy ListControls 16. Date and Time Controls Class Hierarchy Date and Time Values DateTimePicker MonthCalendar Timer Component 17. Custom Controls Specializing an Existing Control Creating a User Control Creating Custom Controls from Scratch 18. Menus and Bars Creating Your First Menu The MainMenu Object Toolbars Writing It by Hand Status Bars 19. ADO.NET Bug Database: A Windows Application The ADO.NET Object Model Getting Started with ADO.NET Managed Providers Binding Data Data Reader Creating a DataGrid 20. Updating ADO.NET Updating with SQL Updating Data with Transactions Updating Data Using DataSets Multiuser Updates Command Builder 21. Exceptions and Debugging Bugs Versus Exceptions Exceptions Throwing and Catching Exceptions Bugs Debugging in Visual Studio .NET Assert Yourself 22. Configuration and Deployment Class Hierarchy Configuration Assemblies Build Configurations Deployment Appendix:. Characters and Keys Index
"There's now such a glut of fat volumes devoted to programming .NET that it's increasingly difficult to tell the wheat from the chaff. For a book of around 1,200 pages, "Programming .NET Windows Application" is remarkably low on chaff. Indeed, if you want to go beyond the basics of standalone application development with .NET, this is one of the best books on the market. I personally find it more useful even than Petzold's much admired "programming Microsoft Windows with C#". - PC Plus, Spring 04