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The Visual Basic Book Programmers Count On
If you want to learn how to use Visual Basic 2010, you've come to the right place. New users, you'll build a simple VB application in the very first chapter, getting you quickly up to speed on the VB user interface and simple coding. Intermediate and advanced users, you can bypass the basics and jump straight to building data-driven applications, working with .NET 4.0 framework, creating rich client and web applications, programming with web services, and much more. Packed with step-by-step instruction and real-world scenarios for users of all levels, this book is what you need to build top-level skills in Visual Basic 2010.
Getting started with Visual Basic 2010
Mastering VB programming essentials, including GUI design, event-driven programming, basic Windows controls, and more
Working with custom classes, controls, and objects
Understanding the .NET framework, including XML, LINQ, and storing data in collections
Programming with ADO.NET, using the data entity model, and understanding DataSets
Building web applications and programming with web services
Getting the most out of advanced Windows controls such as ListView and TreeView controls
Master Visual Basic 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0
Understand the Core Language and User Interface
Find a Wealth of Content for All Users
Create Custom, Practical, Data-Driven Applications and Web Apps
Reinforce Your Skills with Real-World Examples
The new edition of the ultimate comprehensive guide to Microsoft Visual Basic
Where most VB books start with beginner level topics, Mastering Visual Basic 2010 vaults you right into intermediate and advanced coverage. From the core of the language and user interface design to developing data-driven applications, this detailed book brings you thoroughly up to speed and features numerous example programs you can use to start building your own apps right away.
- Covers Visual Basic 2010, part of Microsoft's Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE), which includes C#, C++, Visual Web Developer, and ASP.NET, along with Visual Basic
- Explains topics in the thorough, step-by-step style of all books in the Mastering series, providing you ample instruction, tips, and techniques
- Helps you build your own applications by supplying sample code you can use to start development
- Includes review exercises in each chapter to reinforce concepts as you learn
All the books in the Sybex Mastering series feature comprehensive and expert coverage of topics you can put to immediate use.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
About the Author
Evangelos Petroutsos is a computer engineer who has worked for the California Institute of Technology and MCI. Currently, he writes computer books and articles, teaches networking and programming courses, and works as a computer communications consultant. He is the author of the Sybex titles Mastering Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 and Mastering Microsoft Visual Basic 2005, among other books.
Table of Contents
Part I: Visual Basic: The Language.
1 Getting Started with Visual Basic 2010.
2 Handling Data.
3 Visual Basic Programming Essentials.
Part II: Developing Windows Applications.
4 GUI Design and Event-Driven Programming.
5 Basic Windows Controls.
6 Working with Forms.
7 More Windows Controls.
Part III: Working with Custom Classes and Controls.
8 Working with Objects.
9 Building Custom Windows Controls.
10 Applied Object Oriented Programming.
Part IV: Working with the .NET Framework.
11 The Framework at Large.
12 Storing Data in Collections.
13 XML in Modern Programming.
14 Introduction to LINQ.
Part V: Developing Data-Driven Applications.
15 Programming with ADO.NET.
16 Developing Data-Driven Applications.
17 Using the Data Entity Model.
18 DataSets and the Basics of Data-Bound Applications.
Part VI: Developing for the Web.
19 Accessing the Web.
20 Building Web Applications.
21 rogramming with Web Services.