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Visual Basic 2005 Programmer's Reference

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Visual Basic 2005 Programmer's Reference

Visual Basic 2005 adds new features to Visual Basic (VB) that make it a more powerful programming language than ever before. This combined tutorial and reference describes VB 2005 from scratch, while also offering in-depth content for more advanced developers. Whether you're looking to learn the latest features of VB 2005 or you want a refresher of easily forgotten details, this book is an ideal resource.

Well-known VB expert Rod Stephens features the basics of Visual Basic 2005 programming in the first half of the book. The second half serves as a reference that allows you to quickly locate information for specific language features. It's a comprehensive look at programming using the increased set of language options offered with the VB 2005 release, confirming that there has never been a better time to learn Visual Basic than now.

What you will learn from this book

  • The fundamental concepts of object-oriented programming with Visual Basic, including classes and structures, inheritance and interfaces, and generics
  • How an application can interact with its environment, save and load data in external sources, and use standard dialog controls
  • The syntax for declaring subroutines, functions, generics, classes, and other important language concepts

Who this book is for

This book is for programmers at all levels who are either looking to learn Visual Basic 2005 or have already mastered it and want some useful tips, tricks, and language details.

Wrox Programmer's References are designed to give the experienced developer straight facts on a new technology, without hype or unnecessary explanations. They deliver hard information with plenty of practical examples to help you apply new tools to your development projects today.

Book News Annotation:

This tutorial/reference for programmers of all levels describes the Visual Basic .NET language from scratch and covers intermediate and advanced topics in depth for experienced developers. After material on the fundamentals of object-oriented programming with Visual Basic, the book looks at how an application interacts with its environment, and covers syntax for declaring subroutines, generics, and classes. A minimum of programming experience is assumed. The author has written previous books on Visual Basic.
Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

This tutorial/reference for programmers of all levels describes the Visual Basic .NET language from scratch and covers intermediate and advanced topics in depth for experienced developers. After material on the fundamentals of object-oriented programming with Visual Basic, the book looks at how an application interacts with its environment, and covers syntax for declaring subroutines, generics, and classes. A minimum of programming experience is assumed. The author has written previous books on Visual Basic. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

* Packed with code examples and best methods for mastering the new features of Visual Basic 2005, this book not only provides basic material suitable for beginners but also includes in-depth content for more advanced developers

* The combined tutorial and reference approach allows experienced programmers to quickly move to the latest version of Visual Basic

* After summarizing the differences between Visual Basic 2005 and the 2003 version, the book describes Visual Basic's most useful methods and gives the syntax for declaring subroutines, functions, generics, classes, and other important language concepts

* The entries in the appendices allow the reader to quickly review objects, properties, methods, events, and programming techniques

Synopsis:

Visual Basic 2005 Programmer's Reference

Visual Basic 2005 adds new features to Visual Basic (VB) that make it a more powerful programming language than ever before. This combined tutorial and reference describes VB 2005 from scratch, while also offering in-depth content for more advanced developers. Whether you're looking to learn the latest features of VB 2005 or you want a refresher of easily forgotten details, this book is an ideal resource.

Well-known VB expert Rod Stephens features the basics of Visual Basic 2005 programming in the first half of the book. The second half serves as a reference that allows you to quickly locate information for specific language features. It's a comprehensive look at programming using the increased set of language options offered with the VB 2005 release, confirming that there has never been a better time to learn Visual Basic than now.

What you will learn from this book:

  • The fundamental concepts of object-oriented programming with Visual Basic, including classes and structures, inheritance and interfaces, and generics
  • How an application can interact with its environment, save and load data in external sources, and use standard dialog controls
  • The syntax for declaring subroutines, functions, generics, classes, and other important language concepts

Who this book is for:

This book is for programmers at all levels who are either looking to learn Visual Basic 2005 or have already mastered it and want some useful tips, tricks, and language details.

Wrox Programmer's References are designed to give the experienced developer straight facts on a new technology, without hype or unnecessary explanations. They deliver hard information with plenty of practical examples to help you apply new tools to your development projects today.

Synopsis:

Visual Basic.NET Programmer's Reference provide both a language tutorial and reference.  The tutorial explains how to program using Visual Basic .NET and  provides the following benefits: Explains how to program in Visual Basic .NET, Whidbey release Allows experienced programmers to quickly move to the latest version of Visual Basic Describes useful namespaces for ADO.NET, XML, multithreading, Direct3D, cryptography, and reflection. Provides basic material suitable for beginners but also includes in-depth content for more advanced developers.

The second part of the book is a reference that quickly allows programmers to locate information for specific language features. The entries in these appendices allow the reader to quickly review the details of important programming, objects, properties, methods, and events.

The reference part of the book provides the following benefits: Summarizes the differences between Visual Basic .NET Whidbey and 2003 editions Covers Visual Basic syntax, grouped by purpose Describes overloaded versions of Visual Basic's most useful methods Gives the syntax for declaring subroutines, functions, generics, classes, and other important language concepts.

This kind of reference is particularly useful in Visual Basic .NET, given the additional complexity of the language options  introduced with the Whidbey release. 

About the Author

Rod Stephens started out as a mathematician but, while studying at MIT, discovered the joys of programming and has been programming professionally ever since. During his career, he has worked on an eclectic assortment of applications in such fields as telephone switching, billing, repair dispatching, tax processing, wastewater treatment, and training for professional football players.

Rod has written 14 books that have been translated into half a dozen different languages, and more than 200 magazine articles covering Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications, Delphi, and Java. He is currently a columnist for Visual Basic Developer (www.pinnaclepublishing.com).

Rod’s popular VB Helper Web site (www.vb-helper.com) receives several million hits per month and contains thousands of pages of tips, tricks, and example code for Visual Basic programmers, as well as example code for this book.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Chapter 1: IDE.

Chapter 2: Controls in General.

Chapter 3: Program and Module Structure.

Chapter 4: Data Types, Variables, and Constants.

Chapter 5: Operators.

Chapter 6: Subroutines and Functions.

Chapter 7: Program Control Statements.

Chapter 8: Error Handling.

Chapter 9: Introduction to Windows Forms Controls.

Chapter 10: Forms.

Chapter 11: Database Controls and Objects.

Chapter 12: Custom Controls.

Chapter 13: Drag and Drop, and the Clipboard.

Chapter 14: OOP Concepts.

Chapter 15: Classes and Structures.

Chapter 16: Namespaces.

Chapter 17: Collection Classes.

Chapter 18: Generics.

Chapter 19: Drawing Basics.

Chapter 20: Brushes, Pens, and Paths.

Chapter 21: Text.

Chapter 22: Image Processing.

Chapter 23: Printing.

Chapter 24: Reporting.

Chapter 25: Configuration and Resources.

Chapter 26: Streams.

Chapter 27: File-System Objects.

Chapter 28: Useful Namespaces.

Appendix A: Useful Control Properties, Methods, and Events.

Appendix B: Variable Declarations and Data Types.

Appendix C: Operators.

Appendix D: Subroutine and Function Declarations.

Appendix E: Control Statements.

Appendix F: Error Handling.

Appendix G: Standard Controls and Components.

Appendix H: Form Objects.

Appendix I: Classes and Structures.

Appendix J: Generics.

Appendix K: Graphics.

Appendix L: Useful Exception Classes.

Appendix M: Date and Time Format Specifiers.

Appendix N: Other Format Specifiers.

Appendix O: The Application Class.

Appendix P: The My Namespace.

Appendix Q: Streams.

Appendix R: File-System Classes.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764571985
Author:
Stephens, Rod
Publisher:
Wrox
Subject:
Programming Languages - Visual BASIC
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
BASIC (Computer program language)
Subject:
Programming / Visual Basic
Subject:
Computer Languages-Visual Basic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
Programmer to Programmer
Publication Date:
20051003
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
1022
Dimensions:
9.10x7.25x2.00 in. 3.39 lbs.

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Product details 1022 pages Wrox Press - English 9780764571985 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , * Packed with code examples and best methods for mastering the new features of Visual Basic 2005, this book not only provides basic material suitable for beginners but also includes in-depth content for more advanced developers

* The combined tutorial and reference approach allows experienced programmers to quickly move to the latest version of Visual Basic

* After summarizing the differences between Visual Basic 2005 and the 2003 version, the book describes Visual Basic's most useful methods and gives the syntax for declaring subroutines, functions, generics, classes, and other important language concepts

* The entries in the appendices allow the reader to quickly review objects, properties, methods, events, and programming techniques

"Synopsis" by , Visual Basic 2005 Programmer's Reference

Visual Basic 2005 adds new features to Visual Basic (VB) that make it a more powerful programming language than ever before. This combined tutorial and reference describes VB 2005 from scratch, while also offering in-depth content for more advanced developers. Whether you're looking to learn the latest features of VB 2005 or you want a refresher of easily forgotten details, this book is an ideal resource.

Well-known VB expert Rod Stephens features the basics of Visual Basic 2005 programming in the first half of the book. The second half serves as a reference that allows you to quickly locate information for specific language features. It's a comprehensive look at programming using the increased set of language options offered with the VB 2005 release, confirming that there has never been a better time to learn Visual Basic than now.

What you will learn from this book:

  • The fundamental concepts of object-oriented programming with Visual Basic, including classes and structures, inheritance and interfaces, and generics
  • How an application can interact with its environment, save and load data in external sources, and use standard dialog controls
  • The syntax for declaring subroutines, functions, generics, classes, and other important language concepts

Who this book is for:

This book is for programmers at all levels who are either looking to learn Visual Basic 2005 or have already mastered it and want some useful tips, tricks, and language details.

Wrox Programmer's References are designed to give the experienced developer straight facts on a new technology, without hype or unnecessary explanations. They deliver hard information with plenty of practical examples to help you apply new tools to your development projects today.

"Synopsis" by , Visual Basic.NET Programmer's Reference provide both a language tutorial and reference.  The tutorial explains how to program using Visual Basic .NET and  provides the following benefits: Explains how to program in Visual Basic .NET, Whidbey release Allows experienced programmers to quickly move to the latest version of Visual Basic Describes useful namespaces for ADO.NET, XML, multithreading, Direct3D, cryptography, and reflection. Provides basic material suitable for beginners but also includes in-depth content for more advanced developers.

The second part of the book is a reference that quickly allows programmers to locate information for specific language features. The entries in these appendices allow the reader to quickly review the details of important programming, objects, properties, methods, and events.

The reference part of the book provides the following benefits: Summarizes the differences between Visual Basic .NET Whidbey and 2003 editions Covers Visual Basic syntax, grouped by purpose Describes overloaded versions of Visual Basic's most useful methods Gives the syntax for declaring subroutines, functions, generics, classes, and other important language concepts.

This kind of reference is particularly useful in Visual Basic .NET, given the additional complexity of the language options  introduced with the Whidbey release. 

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