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Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Step by Step with CDROM (Step by Step)by Michael Halvorson
Synopses & Reviews
Whether you are new to programming or to Visual Basic 2005, this tutorial gives you practical guidance to build your programming knowledge. Use the real-world exercises to teach yourself the essentials of Visual Basic—and begin creating applications for Microsoft Windows and the Web.
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CD includes all practice exercises.
For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.
Book News Annotation:
Aimed at those new to programming or Visual Basic 2005, this volume uses a hands-on tutorial approach to teach the essentials of working with that software. By completing more than 50 step-by-step exercises and sample programs, readers will build the skills required for creating professional-quality Visual Basic 2005 applications for the Microsoft Windows operating system and a variety of Web browsers. The CD-ROM contains practice files necessary for performing the exercises in the book. Halvorson (Pacific Lutheran U.) is the author or co-author of over 30 books. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Visual Basic 2005 focuses on enabling developers to rapidly build applications, with enhancements across its visual designers, code editor, language, and debugger that help accelerate the development and deployment of robust, elegant applications across the Web, a business group, or an enterprise. Now you can teach yourself the essentials of working with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and the new features of the Visual Basic language--"one step at a time. With STEP BY STEP, you work at your own pace through hands-on, learn-by-doing exercises. Whether you're a beginning programmer or new to this specific language, you'll understand the core capabilities and fundamental techniques for Visual Basic 2005. Each chapter puts you to work, showing you how, when, and why to use specific features of Visual Basic and guiding as you create actual components and working applications for Microsoft Windows. You'll also explore data management and Web-based development topics.
About the Author
Michael Halvorson has written more than 30 books, including the popular Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Step by Step, Microsoft Office XP Inside Out, and Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Professional Step by Step. A former Visual Basic localization manager at Microsoft, Michael is a professor at Pacific Lutheran University.
Table of Contents
AcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Visual Basic 2005Chapter 1: Exploring the Visual Studio Integrated Development EnvironmentChapter 2: Writing Your First ProgramChapter 3: Working with Toolbox ControlsChapter 4: Working with Menus, Toolbars, and Dialog BoxesPart II: Programming FundamentalsChapter 5: Visual Basic Variables and Formulas, and the .NET FrameworkChapter 6: Using Decision StructuresChapter 7: Using Loops and TimersChapter 8: Debugging Visual Basic ProgramsChapter 9: Trapping Errors by Using Structured Error HandlingChapter 10: Creating Modules and ProceduresChapter 11: Using Arrays to Manage Numeric and String DataChapter 12: Working with Collections and the System.Collections NamespaceChapter 13: Exploring Text Files and String ProcessingPart III: Designing the User InterfaceChapter 14: Managing Windows Forms and Controls at Run TimeChapter 15: Adding Graphics and Animation EffectsChapter 16: Inheriting Forms and Creating Base ClassesChapter 17: Working with PrintersPart IV: Database and Web ProgrammingChapter 18: Getting Started with ADO.NETChapter 19: Data Presentation Using the DataGridView ControlChapter 20: Creating Web Sites and Web Pages Using Microsoft Visual Web Developer and ASP.NETPart V: AppendixAppendix : Where to Go for More InformationAppendix : About the Author
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