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Harness the capabilities of Visual Basic 2010
This comprehensive tutorial and reference guide provides programmers and developers of all skill and experience levels with a broad, solid understanding of essential Visual Basic 2010 topics and clearly explains how to use this powerful programming language to perform a variety of tasks. As a tutorial, the book describes the Visual Basic language and covers essential Visual Basic topics. Also serving as a reference guide, the material presents categorized information regarding specific operations and reveals useful tips and tricks to help you make the most of Visual Basic 2010.
Visual Basic 2010:
Reviews the forms, controls, and other objects that Visual Basic provides for building applications in a modern windowing environment
Discusses the latest features of Visual Basic, including auto-implemented properties, array literals and initializers, and nullable optional parameters
Explains how to customize the Visual Studio integrated development environment
Reviews WPF controls, error handling and debugging techniques, LINQ features, user access security, and more
Addresses object-oriented programming with Visual Basic 2010
Details the various graphics classes in the GDI+
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Visual Basic expert Rod Stephens shows you how to leverage the latest features of VB 2010
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB) is the most popular programming language in the world, with millions of lines of code used in businesses and applications of all types and sizes. The new release of Visual Basic 2010 is tightly integrated with the Windows operating system and the .NET programming environment. Renowned VB authority Rod Stephens provides a comprehensive guide to Visual Basic programming, including the latest enhancements to the VB language and programming environment with Visual Studio 2010 The tutorial is packed with detailed and practical code examples that show readers how to master all of the features of VB.
- Visual Basic authority Rod Stephens presents a must-have resource on Visual Basic, the most popular programming language in the word
- Fully covers the newest features of Visual Basic 2010, such as array literals and initializers, collection initializers, implicit line continuation, Lambda expressions, and more
- Features extensively revised and tested code to ensure compliance with the latest release
With this essential resource, you'll be able to quickly review the details of important programming, objects, properties, methods, and events.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Build effective user interfaces with Windows Presentation Foundation
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is included with the Windows operating system and provides a programming model for building applications that provide a clear separation between the UI and business logic. Written by a leading expert on Microsoft graphics programming, this richly illustrated book provides an introduction to WPF development and explains fundamental WPF concepts.
Packed with helpful examples, this reference progresses through a range of topics that gradually increase in their complexity. You'll quickly start building applications while you learn how to use both Expression Blend and Visual Studio to build UIs. In addition, the book addresses the needs of programmer who write the code behind the UI and shows you how operations can be performed using both XAML and C#.
Coverage Includes: Overview of WPF WPF in Visual Studio Expression Blend Common Properties Content Controls Layout Controls User Interaction Controls Two-Dimensional Drawing Controls Properties Pens and Brushes Events and Code-Behind Resources Styles and Property Triggers Event Triggers and Animation Templates Themes and Skins Printing Data Binding Commanding Transformations and Effects Documents Navigation-Based Applications Three-Dimensional Drawing Silverlight
Even if you only have a minimal amount of experience, by the end of the book, you will be able to build dynamic and responsive user interfaces with WPF.
About the Author
Rod Stephens frequently writes for such magazines as Visual Basic Developer, Visual Basic Programmer's Journal, and Dr. Dobb's Journal. His web site (vb-helper.com) receives several million hits per month. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Visual Basic Programmer's Reference, both the 2005 and 2008 editions.
Table of Contents
PART I: IDEI.
CHAPTER 1 Introduction to the IDE.
CHAPTER 2 Menus, Toolbars, and Windows.
CHAPTER 3 Customization.
CHAPTER 4 Windows Forms Designer.
CHAPTER 5 WPF Designer.
CHAPTER 6 Visual Basic Code Editor.
CHAPTER 7 Debugging.
PART II: GETTING STARTED.
CHAPTER 8 Selecting Windows Forms Controls.
CHAPTER 9 Using Windows Forms Controls.
CHAPTER 10 Windows Forms.
CHAPTER 11 Selecting WPF Controls.
CHAPTER 12 Using WPF Controls.
CHAPTER 13 WPF Windows.
CHAPTER 14 Program and Module Structure.
CHAPTER 15 Data Types, Variables, and Constants.
CHAPTER 16 Operators.
CHAPTER 17 Subroutines and Functions.
CHAPTER 18 Program Control Statements.
CHAPTER 19 Error Handling.
CHAPTER 20 Database Controls and Objects.
CHAPTER 21 LINQ.
CHAPTER 22 Custom Controls.
.CHAPTER 23 Drag and Drop, and the Clipboard.
CHAPTER 24 UAC Security.
PART III OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING.
CHAPTER 25 OOP Concepts.
CHAPTER 26 Classes and Structures.
CHAPTER 27 Namespaces.
CHAPTER 28 Collection Classes.
CHAPTER 29 Generics.
PART IV: GRAPHICS.
CHAPTER 30 Drawing Basics.
CHAPTER 31 Brushes, Pens, and Paths.
CHAPTER 32 Text.
CHAPTER 33 Image Processing.
CHAPTER 34 Printing.
PART V: INTERACTING WITH THE ENVIRONMENT.
CHAPTER 35 Confi guration and Resources.
CHAPTER 36 Streams.
CHAPTER 37 File-System Objects.
CHAPTER 38 Windows Communication Foundation.
CHAPTER 39 Useful Namespaces.
PART VI: APPENDIXES.
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 Windows Forms Controls and Components.
.APPENDIX H WPF Controls.
APPENDIX I Visual Basic Power Packs.
APPENDIX J Form Objects.
APPENDIX K Classes and Structures.
APPENDIX L LINQ.
APPENDIX M Generics.
APPENDIX N Graphics.
APPENDIX O Useful Exception Classes.
APPENDIX P Date and Time Format Specifiers.
APPENDIX Q Other Format Specifiers.
APPENDIX R The Application Class.
APPENDIX S The My Namespace.
APPENDIX T Streams.
APPENDIX U File-System Classes.
APPENDIX V Index of Examples.