Synopses & Reviews
This new book will help you master an entry-level set of Visual Basic .NET skills faster and better than any other book. That's true whether you're new to VB.NET or you're upgrading from Visual Basic 6. And to make sure you can develop business applications when you're done, it presents 18 complete, real-world applications.
The 7 chapters in the first section of this book use a careful step-by-step approach that lets you set your own pace, depending on your level of experience. By the time you finish this section, you'll be writing object-oriented programs...and you'll be prepared for rapid progress as you read the four sections that follow.
In those sections, you'll learn how to develop a professional-level GUI; how to use the .NET classes for a wide variety of purposes; how to use XML; how to write database applications with ADO.NET; and how to write web applications with ASP.NET. Whether you're a programmer or a manager, this gives you the practical perspective you need for dealing with the realities of .NET programming.
Although this book is designed for people who are new to the .NET Framework, Visual Basic, its goals are ambitious. In just 20 chapters, readers learn how to develop graphical user interfaces, develop applications that work with databases through ADO.NET, develop Web applications that use Web services and XML, and much more.
This tutorial text demonstrates the use of Visual Basic .NET for developing business applications. After developing basic object-oriented programs, the text discusses the development of graphical user interfaces; working with dates, strings, arrays, collections, structures, files, and XML; building