Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook

Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook

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This book will help you solve more than 300 of the most common and not-so-common tasks that working Visual Basic 2005 programmers face every day. If you're a seasoned .NET developer, beginning Visual Basic programmer, or a developer seeking a simple and clear migration path from VB6 to Visual Basic 2005, the "Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook" delivers a practical collection of problem-solving recipes for a broad range of Visual Basic programming tasks. The concise solutions and examples in the Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook range from simple tasks to the more complex, organized by the types of problems you need to solve. Nearly every recipe contains a complete, documented code sample showing you how to solve the specific problem, as well as a discussion of how the underlying technology works and that outlines alternatives, limitations, and other considerations. As with all O'Reilly Cookbooks, each recipe helps you quickly understand a problem, learn how to solve it, and anticipate potential tradeoffs or ramifications.
Useful features of the book include: over 300 recipes written in the familiar O'Reilly Problem-Solution-Discussion format; hundreds of code snippets, examples and complete solutions available for download; VB6 updates to alert VB6 programmers to code-breaking changes in Visual Basic 2005; recipes that target Visual Basic 2005 features not included in previous releases; code examples covering everyday data manipulation techniques and language fundamentals; advanced projects focusing on multimedia and mathematical transformations using linear algebraic methods; and, specialized topics covering files and file systems, printing, and databases. In addition, you'll find chapters on cryptography and compression, graphics, and special programming techniques. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, the "Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook" is sure to save you time, serving up the code you need, when you need it.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 740 pages
  • 179 x 231 x 36.32mm | 1,038g
  • Sebastopol, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations
  • 0596101775
  • 9780596101770
  • 1,594,223

About John Clark Craig

Tim Patrick is Senior Software Architect at TiMaki Services developing custom client/server and multi-tier software solutions targeting Microsoft Windows client workstations and Internet/ Intranet/Extranet users. Tim has over twenty years experience in software development and software architecture. He is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD). He wrote The Visual Basic Style Guide and its successor, The Visual Basic .NET Style Guide. He has also published many magazine articles on topics related to Visual Basic development. John Clark Craig's programming experiences and interests go back quite a ways. In 1974 he was programming a DEC PDP8E attached to a teletype and running a paper tape loaded version of FOCAL, a simple programming language similar to BASIC. Over the years, John programmed in just about every version of the BASIC language available, and authored several books on the subject along the way. During John's career as a full-time Software Engineer, he has worked on several fascinating energy and environmental projects. Currently, he's enjoying his software guru position working with a small team of bright R&D engineers as they create the next generation of high-tech self-erecting towers for the world's largest wind turbines.
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