Synopses & Reviews
Get Up to Speed on Visual Basic .NET-in a Weekend! The big day is Monday. The day you get to show off what you know about Visual Basic .NET. The problem is, you're not really up to speed. Maybe you're new to the .NET Framework. Or maybe you just like a challenge. In any event, we've got a solution for you-Visual Basic .NET Weekend Crash Course. Open the book Friday evening and on Sunday afternoon, after completing 30 fast, focused sessions, you'll be able to jump right in and start programming. It's as simple as that. The Curriculum Friday Evening: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours
* Introducing Visual Basic .NET
* A Tour of the Editor
* Talk to Your User: Creating an Interface
* Writing Your First Code
Saturday Morning: 6 Sessions, 3 Hours
* Fleshing Out Your First Application
* Easy Choices: RadioButtons, CheckBoxes, and Simple Dialogs
* Working with TextBoxes and Their Properties
* Labels, ListBoxes, and ComboBoxes
* All About Graphics: Adding Pictures to Your Projects
* Using the New Menu Editor
Afternoon: 6 Sessions, 3 Hours
* Talking to the User with Dialog Boxes
* Using the Dialog Controls
* Making the Most of Procedures
* Understanding Variables and Scope
* Understanding VB .NET's Built-In Functions
* The Big Operators: Comparison, Math, and Logical
Evening: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours
* Arrays and Looping
* Making Decisions (Branching)
* Using Timers and Object Collections
* Tracking Down Bugs (and Smashing Them Dead)
Sunday Morning: 6 Sessions, 3 Hours
* Building a User Interface
* Creating a Primary Form
* Creating DataSets
* Continuing Your DataSet Project
* Completing the Personal Database Manager
* Working with Database Wizards
Afternoon: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours
* Attaching a Database to a Web Page
* All About ASP.NET: Internet Conversion
* WebForms: Writing VB .NET Applications that Run on the Internet
* Understanding Classes and Objects
For more information on Hungry Minds, go to www.hungryminds.com CD-ROM Includes:
* All Source code from the book
* Assessment software to help gauge your progress
* Huge bonus appendix filled with Visual Basic .NET example code not found in the book
* PC running Windows 2000 or later. See inside for complete system requirements.
Learn Visual Basic .NET fast! With Visual Basic .NET Weekend Crash Course, you can get up to speed on designing and developing programs with the newest version of the world's most popular programming language -- in a single weekend!
Visual Basic .NET Weekend Crash Course will have VB .NET would-be programmers coding in fifteen hours. Veteran author Richard Mansfield guides you through the Visual Basic .NET language and tools and enables you to create next-generation applications for the Microsoft.NET Platform. People who want to learn Visual Basic .NET quickly and people who know 'traditional' Visual Basic benefit from Richard's expert coverage of topics that include: The new Visual Basic.NET IDE; Labels, Buttons, Boxes, and Dialogs; Images, Pictures, and Shapes; Procedures, Variables, and Scope; Comparison, Math, and Logical operators; Arrays, Looping, and Branching; Bug fixing; Designing, building, and accessing ADO+ databases; Classes and Objects.
About the Author
About the Author Richard Mansfield (High Point, NC) is an author and programmer whose recent titles include Visual Basic .NET ASP.NET Programming and Visual Basic .NET Database Programming For Dummies. While editor of Compute! magazine from 1981 through 1987, he wrote hundreds of magazine articles and two columns. From 1987 to 1991, Richard was editorial director and partner in Signal Research. He began writing books full-time in 1991 and has written 27 computer books.
Table of Contents
PART I: Friday Evening.
Session 1: Introducing Visual Basic .NET.
Session 2: A Tour of the Editor.
Session 3: Talk to Your User: Creating an Interface.
Session 4: Writing Your First Code.
Friday Evening Part Review.
PART II: Saturday Morning.
Session 5: Fleshing Out Your First Application.
Session 6: Easy Choices: RadioButtons, CheckBoxes, and Simple Dialogs.
Session 7: Working with TextBoxes and Their Properties.
Session 8: Labels, ListBoxes, and ComboBoxes.
Session 9: All About Graphics: Adding Pictures to Your Projects.
Session 10: Using the New Menu Editor.
Saturday Morning Part Review.
PART III: Saturday Afternoon.
Session 11: Talking to the User with Dialog Boxes.
Session 12: Using the Dialog Controls.
Session 13: Making the Most of Procedures.
Session 14: Understanding Variables and Scope.
Session 15: Understanding VB .NET's Built-In Functions.
Session 16: The Big Operators: Comparison, Math, and Logical.
Saturday Afternoon Part Review.
PART IV: Saturday Evening.
Session 17: Arrays and Looping.
Session 18: Making Decisions (Branching).
Session 19: Using Timers and Object Collections.
Session 20: Tracking Down Bugs (and Smashing Them Dead).
Saturday Evening Part Review.
PART V: Sunday Morning.
Session 21: Building a User Interface.
Session 22: Creating a Primary Form.
Session 23: Creating DataSets.
Session 24: Continuing Your DataSet Project.
Session 25: Completing the Personal Database Manager.
Session 26: Working with Database Wizards.
Sunday Morning Part Review.
PART VI: Sunday Afternoon.
Session 27: Attaching a Database to a Web Page.
Session 28: All About ASP.NET: Internet Conversion.
Session 29: WebForms: Writing VB .NET Applications that Run on the Internet.
Session 30: Understanding Classes and Objects.
Sunday Afternoon Part Review.
Appendix A: Answers to Part Reviews.
Appendix B: What's on the CD-ROM.
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