Visual Basic 2005 For Dummies

Visual Basic 2005 For Dummies

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Visual Basic is Microsoft's premier programming language, used by more than three million developers and in 50 million Windows applications. Programming pro and veteran Wrox author Bill Sempf has thoroughly overhauled the book's organization and content, making it even more accessible to programming beginners. It highlights new VB features and functions, including important advances in compatibility with older VB versions. It offers plain English explanations of variables, constants, loops, VB syntax, forms, controls, objects, and other fundamentals. The CD-ROM includes all source code and third party software tools.
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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 188 x 233.7 x 22.9mm | 567g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 076457728X
  • 9780764577284
  • 1,659,883

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Get up to speed on the latest Visual Basic releaseThe fun and easy way(R) to learn the most widely used programming languageLooking to spice up your Web and Windows(R) experience? Then it's time to take control of your desktop and create your own programs! This handy guide will take you from the initial steps of writing code to building next-generation applications using all the exciting features of Visual Basic 2005. Your computer environment will never be the same!Discover how toEstablish excellent programming practicesLeverage the new .NET featuresMake your code more secureTake advantage of the Visual Basic User InterfaceBuild cutting-edge applications for Windows and the Web
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Getting to Know .NET Using VB. Chapter 1: Wading into Visual Basic. Chapter 2: Using Visual Studio 2005. Chapter 3: Designing Applications in VB 2005. Part II: Building Applications with VB 2005. Chapter 4: Building Windows Applications. Chapter 5: Building Web Applications. Chapter 6: Building Class Libraries. Chapter 7: Building Web Services. Chapter 8: Debugging in VB 2005. Part III: Making Your Programs Work. Chapter 9: Interpreting Strings and Things. Chapter 10: Making Decisions in Code. Chapter 11: Getting Loopy. Chapter 12: Reusing Code. Chapter 13: Making Arguments, Earning Returns. Part IV: Digging into the Framework. Chapter 14: Writing Secure Code. Chapter 15: Accessing Data. Chapter 16: Working with the File System. Chapter 17: Accessing the Internet. Chapter 18: Creating Images. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 19: Ten Tips for Using the VB User Interface. Chapter 20: Ten Ideas for Taking Your Next Programming Step. Chapter 21: Ten Resources on the Internet. Index.
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"...highly recommended..." (Computer Shopper, April 2006)
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About Bill Sempf

I am Bill Sempf, and you'll notice that I don't write in third person. I have spent an inordinate amount of time in the last several years writing about, thinking about, and coding in VB.NET. I am a coauthor of Pro Visual Studio.NET, Effective Visual Studio.NET, Professional ASP.NET Web Services and Professional VB.NET (among others), and a frequent contributor to the Microsoft Developer Network,, Hardcore Web Services, Inside Web Development Journal, and Intranet Journal. I have recently been an invited speaker for DevEssentials, the International XML Web Services Expo, and the Association of Information Technology Professionals. As a graduate of Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Microsoft Certified Professional, Certified Internet Business Strategist, and Certified Internet Webmaster, I have developed over one hundred Web applications for startups and Fortune 500 companies alike. I began my career in 1985 by helping my father (also named Bill) manage Apple IIe systems for the local library. Since then, I have built applications for the likes of Lucent Technologies, Bank One, the State of Ohio, Nationwide Insurance, and Sears, Roebuck and Co. I specialized in data-driven Web applications of all types, both public and private. Currently, I am the Senior Technology Consultant at Products of Innovative New Technology in Grove City, Ohio, a Microsoft Certified Partner. I can be reached at
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