Synopses & Reviews
This newest programming guide by bestselling author Jesse Liberty isn't your typical Visual Basic book. It's not a primer on the language, and it won't dull your brain with arguments hyping .NET either. Its goal, rather, is to make you immediately productive, creating Windows and Web applications using Visual Basic 2005 and Visual Studio 2005.
Written for VB6 and novice programmers, the book shows how Visual Basic 2005 can be used to rapidly build modern Windows and web applications.
What makes this book different is what's not included. There's no introduction to Visual Basic, no explanation of how it fits into the .NET world. Why waste time reading about something you'll learn for yourself as soon as you start creating applications? You won't even write a "Hello World" program. With Programming Visual Basic 2005 you'll get started building something meaningful, right away.
The book is divided into three parts--Building Windows Applications, Building Web Applications, and Programming with Visual Basic--each of which could be a book on its own. The author shares his thorough understanding of the subject matter through lucid explanations and intelligently designed lessons that guide you to increasing levels of expertise. By the time you've finished the book, you'll know how to program both Windows and web applications with VB 2005.
The support for this book extends beyond its covers. Jesse offers a FAQ, Errata, complete source code and a link to a free private support discussion center on his web site: LibertyAssociates.com - just click on books.
Jesse Liberty, Microsoft .NET MVP, is the best-selling author of O'Reilly Media's Programming ASP.NET and over a dozen other books on web and object-oriented programming. Jesse is a frequent contributor to many industry publications and websites, and has spoken at numerous industry events. He is a former Distinguished Software Engineer at AT&T and Vice President for technology development at CitiBank.
Jesse Liberty's books have successfully guided thousands of programmers into the world of .NET programming, and Programming Visual Basic 2005 is no exception.
About the Author
Jesse Liberty, Microsoft .NET MVP, is the best-selling author of O'Reilly Media's "Programming ASP.NET", "Programming C#", "Programming Visual Basic 2005" and over a dozen other books on web and object-oriented programming. He is president of Liberty Associates, Inc. where he provides contract programming, consulting and on-site training in .NET. Jesse is a frequent contributor to O'Reilly Network web sites as well as many industry publications and has spoken at numerous industry events. He is a former Distinguished Software Engineer at AT&T and Vice President for technology development at CitiBank.
Table of Contents
Dedication; Preface; What You Need to Know About This Book; What You Need to Use This Book; What I Threw Away; How This Book Is Organized; Conventions Used in This Book; Using Code Examples; I'd Like to Hear from You; Comments and Questions; Safari Enabled; Acknowledgments; Part I: Building Windows Applications; Chapter 1: Design and First Forms; 1.1 The Requirements; 1.2 Getting Started; 1.3 Creating the Customer Detail Page; 1.4 Summary; Chapter 2: Data Access; 2.1 Adding Data to the Customer Page; 2.2 Using the Details View to Create the Detail Form; 2.3 Modify the Display with Events; Chapter 3: Cool Controls; 3.1 Adding a Menu and Toolbar; 3.2 Displaying Web Documents; 3.3 Masked Text Box; 3.4 Printing a Document; 3.5 Copying Files Using Tree Views; Chapter 4: Custom Controls; 4.1 Custom Controls; 4.2 Design; 4.3 Building the Controls; 4.4 Using the Custom Controls; Chapter 5: GDI+ and Drawing; 5.1 The Graphics Class; 5.2 Implementing the Control; Chapter 6: Mice and Fonts; 6.1 Click the Mouse; Chapter 7: Legacy COM Controls; 7.1 Importing ActiveX Controls; 7.2 Importing COM Components; Part II: Building Web Applications; Chapter 8: Web Application, Design, and First Forms; 8.1 Understanding Web Forms; 8.2 Getting Started; 8.3 Adding Controls; 8.4 State; 8.5 Lifecycle; 8.6 Directives; Chapter 9: Validation Controls; 9.1 The RequiredFieldValidator; 9.2 Client-Side Evaluation; 9.3 The Summary Validator; 9.4 The Compare Validator; 9.5 Range Checking; 9.6 Regular Expressions; 9.7 Custom Validation; 9.8 Validation Groups; Chapter 10: Master Pages and Navigation; 10.1 Creating Master Pages; 10.2 Navigation; Chapter 11: Web Data Access; 11.1 Getting Data from a Database; 11.2 Multiuser Updates; 11.3 The DataListcontrolsDataList Control; Chapter 12: Personalization; 12.1 Implementing Forms-Based Security; 12.2 Add Roles to ASP.NET Accounts; 12.3 Create Personalized Web Sites; 12.4 Personalize with Complex Types; 12.5 Anonymous Personalization; 12.6 Themes and Skins; 12.7 Web Parts; 12.8 Enabling Editing and Layout Changes; Chapter 13: Custom Controls; 13.1 User Controls; 13.2 Custom Controls; Chapter 14: Web Services; 14.1 Platform Independence; 14.2 How Web Services Work; 14.3 Creating a Web Service; 14.4 WebMethod Properties; 14.5 Testing Your Web Service; 14.6 Writing the Client; Part III: Programming with Visual Basic 2005; Chapter 15: Visual Studio 2005; 15.1 Start Page; 15.2 Projects and Solutions; 15.3 The Integrated Development Environment (IDEVisual StudioIDE formattingIDE designIDE configurationIDE ); 15.4 Building and Running; Chapter 16: Visual Basic 2005 Fundamentals; 16.1 Types; 16.2 Variables; 16.3 Whitespace; 16.4 Statements; 16.5 Branching; 16.6 Iteration Statements; 16.7 Operators; Chapter 17: Using Collections and Generics; 17.1 Arrays; 17.2 Generics; 17.3 Queues; 17.4 Stacks; 17.5 Dictionaries; Chapter 18: Object-Oriented Visual Basic 2005; 18.1 Defining Classes; 18.2 Instantiating Objects; 18.3 Scope; 18.4 The Heap; 18.5 Access Modifiers; 18.6 Method Arguments; 18.7 Constructors; 18.8 Initializers; 18.9 Copy Constructors; 18.10 Using Shared Members; 18.11 Destroying Objects; 18.12 Overloading Methods and Constructors; 18.13 Encapsulating Data with Properties; 18.14 Specialization and Generalization; 18.15 Inheritance; 18.16 Polymorphism; 18.17 Abstract Classes; 18.18 The Root of All Classes: Object; 18.19 Boxing and Unboxing Types; 18.20 Interfaces; 18.21 Interfaces Versus Abstract Base Classes; 18.22 Defining an Interface; 18.23 Implementing an Interface; Colophon;