Synopses & Reviews
The practical, task-oriented approach, along with numerous tips, tricks, and additional techniques, all help to get you up to speed on the most important Visual Basic 2005 concepts and information. In no time, you'll be able to take control of your programming, apply what you've learned in real world scenarios, and get quick results.
What you will learn from this book
- How to install Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition and then navigate around the environment
- Various details about the user interface, event programming, and accessing data
- Ways to write proper programming code by creating additional features for your applications
- How Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition makes XML processing, data encryption, and notification dialogs smoother processes
Who this book is for
This book is for first-time programmers who are are ready to begin creating their own customized applications with Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition. No prior programming experience is necessary.
Wrox's Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition Starter Kit gives you the software tools you need to get started. It also provides structured tutorials that walk you through all the techniques you need to begin programming right away. The accompanying CD-ROM includes:
- Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition
- Microsoft MSDN 2005 Express Edition
- Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition
• The CD-ROM with the book will include Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition.”
• The book will be composed around one of the starter kits included with Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition, making it easy for readers to learn to program using Visual Basic.
• After reading this book, users will be able to:
· Understand the concepts of Visual Basic Express
· Understand the Visual Basic Express integration with Visual Studio 2005, or “ Whidbey.”
· Develop applications with Visual Basic Express.
· Understand safe and secure usage and deployment.
• Coverage of Visual Basic is project and task-based so the user can experience quick results as he/she applies they have learned.
About the Author
has been programming with the Basic language for more than 20 years and with Visual Basic for the last eight years. He has experience with more than a dozen programming languages but keeps coming back to the Basic language because of its easy-to-understand syntax and the powerful features found in the modern versions, and he believes that Visual Basic is the best language to program in no matter what your level of experience.
Andrew has written several books and technical articles about Visual Basic for magazines in Australia and New Zealand and is constantly improving his own skills in Visual Basic with ongoing programming work with companies such as Quicken Software (associated with Intuit Inc.) and APS. When he’s not writing code for other people, or books to help people learn how to program effectively, he serves as editor of MSDN Magazine, Australia and New Zealand, and still finds time to write add-ins for Microsoft Office at GrayMatter Software (www.graymatter.com.au).
You can contact Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Familiar.
Chapter 1: Basic Installation.
Chapter 2: Why Do All That Work?
Chapter 3: Using Databases.
Chapter 4: What the User Sees.
Chapter 5: How Do You Make That Happen?
Part II: Extending Yourself Is Good.
Chapter 6: Take Control of Your Program.
Chapter 7: Who Do You Call?
Chapter 8: It’s My World—Isn’t It?
Chapter 9: Getting into the World.
Chapter 10: When Things Go Wrong.
Part III: Making It Hum.
Chapter 11: It’s Printing Time!
Chapter 12: Using XML.
Chapter 13: Securing Your Program.
Chapter 14: Getting It Out There.
Appendix A: Need More? What’s on the CD and Website.
Appendix B: .NET—The Foundation.
Appendix C: Answers to Exercises.