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Mastering Microsoft Visual Basic 2008

Mastering Microsoft Visual Basic 2008

Author: Evangelos Petroutsos
Publisher: Sybex


As the title states, this book will help you to master all the features of Visual Basic 2008. The book is for anyone with some previous programming experience who wants to master Visual Basic 2008.

Written in a clear, concise, easy to follow style, the book provides complete coverage of all aspects of the Visual Basic 2008 programming language using real world programming examples. Topics include, custom classes and controls, designing forms with menus, XML Web services, database programming using ADO.NET, ASP.NET 3.5 for developing Web applications, and much more.

If you're not an absolute beginner programmer and do have some previous programming experience, Mastering Visual Basic 2008 is a great book to use as a launching pad to your Visual Basic career.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Visual Basic 2008.
Chapter 2: Variables and Data Types.
Chapter 3: Programming Fundamentals.
Chapter 4: GUI Design and Event-Driven Programming.
Chapter 5: The Vista Interface.
Chapter 6: Basic Windows Controls.
Chapter 7: Working with Forms.
Chapter 8: More Windows Controls.
Chapter 9: The TreeView and ListView Controls.
Chapter 10: Building Custom Classes.
Chapter 11: Working with Objects.
Chapter 12: Building Custom Windows Controls.
Chapter 13: Handling Strings, Characters, and Dates.
Chapter 14: Storing Data in Collections.
Chapter 15: Accessing Folders and Files.
Chapter 16: Serialization and XML.
Chapter 17: Querying Collections and XML with LINQ.
Chapter 18: Drawing and Painting with Visual Basic 2008.
Chapter 19: Manipulating Images and Bitmaps.
Chapter 20: Printing with Visual Basic 2008.
Chapter 21: Basic Concepts of Relational Databases.
Chapter 22: Programming with ADO.NET.
Chapter 23: Building Data-Bound Applications.
Chapter 24: Advanced DataSet Operations.
Chapter 25: Building Web Applications.
Chapter 26: ASP.NET 3.5.
Chapter 27: ASP.NET Web Services.
Appendix A: "The Bottom Line".
Appendix B: "Debugging and Error Handling".

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