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Beginning VB.NET (2nd Edition)

Beginning VB.NET (2nd Edition)

by Richard Blair et all
Publisher: Wrox Press


This book is for beginner programmers who have chosen Visual Basic .NET as their first programming language. It is also intended for programmers experienced in another programming language, but who are new to Windows programming.

The book begins with step by step instructions on how to install Visual Basic .NET. Next, there is a brief introduction on how to write Visual Basic .NET code, and a description of what the .NET framework is. The next chapter teaches how to control the flow of applications using loops and branching structures. You will then learn how to create windows, screens, and how to add menus to your applications.

Visual Basic .NET is the first version of Visual Basic to provide full object oriented capabilities, making it among the most powerful windows development tools. The book teaches you what object oriented programming is and how to use it in your applications.

Chapter 15 and 16 introduce database access with Visual Basic .NET. You will learn what a database is, how to write simple SQL statements, and how to use ADO.NET to access Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Access databases. The final three chapters show how to create applications for the web using web forms, XML, and web services such as SOAP, "Simple Object Access Protocol".

Like all Wrox Press beginner programming books, this book is written in a clear and easy to learn manner. Each chapter contains plenty of sample code examples and an end of chapter test.

If you are new to programming, or new to Windows programming, "Beginning Visual Basic .NET" is an excellent first step in aquiring the knowledge needed to develop Windows applications.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Welcome to Visual Basic .NET
Chapter 2: Writing Software
Chapter 3: Controlling the Flow
Chapter 4: Building Objects
Chapter 5: The Microsoft .NET Framework
Chapter 6: Working with Data Structures
Chapter 7: Forms and Common Controls
Chapter 8: Dialogs
Chapter 9: Creating Menus
Chapter 10: Advanced Object-Oriented Techniques
Chapter 11: Debugging and Error Handling
Chapter 12: Graphics
Chapter 13: Components
Chapter 14: Creating Your Own Custom Controls
Chapter 15: Accessing Databases from Visual Basic .NET
Chapter 16: Programming SQL Server with ADO.NET
Chapter 17: Web Forms
Chapter 18: Visual Basic .NET and XML
Chapter 19: Web Services
Appendix A: Where to Now?

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