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Murach's Visual Basic 2010

Murach's Visual Basic 2010

Author: Anne Boehm
Publisher: Murach


Whether you're a beginner or experienced programmer, Murach's Visual Basic 2010 will quickly teach you to develop and deploy professional object oriented database applications.

In section one you will be introduced to the .NET Framework and you will learn how to develop a simple Windows application using the form designer and the code editor. Section two presents the various data types, control structures, as well as the core .NET classes. You will learn data validation and how to create your own business and database classes. In section three you will learn how to develop professional database applications with the help of the new data sources feature and the new DataGridView control. You will also learn to directly access a database using ADO.NET code. Section four will teach you the object oriented features of Visual Basic. You'll learn how to use inheritance, polymorphism, interfaces, and more. The final section shows you how to work with text, binary, and XML files. You'll also learn how to work with multiple document interface(MDI), menus, toolbars, status bars, and help. The last chapter shows three ways to deploy your application, including the new ClickOne deployment feature.

Murach Visual Basic 2010 is a must read for both beginner and experienced programmers who wish to quickly learn to build Visual Basic 2010 applications at a professional level. With detailed coverage of IDE best practices, end of chapter exercises, non-trivial sample applications, and the unique paired-page format, Murach Visual Basic 2010 will have you building professional level real world applications in no time.

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Table of Contents

Section 1 Introduction to Visual Basic programming

Chapter 1 An introduction to Visual Studio
Chapter 2 How to design a Windows Forms application
Chapter 3 How to code and test a Windows Forms application

Section 2 The Visual Basic language essentials

Chapter 4 How to work with numeric and string data
Chapter 5 How to code control structures
Chapter 6 How to code procedures and event handlers
Chapter 7 How to handle exceptions and validate data
Chapter 8 How to work with arrays and collections
Chapter 9 How to work with dates and strings
Chapter 10 More skills for working with Windows forms and controls
Chapter 11 How to create and use classes
Chapter 12 How to debug an application

Section 3 Database programming

Chapter 13 An introduction to database programming
Chapter 14 How to work with data sources and datasets
Chapter 15 How to work with bound controls and parameterized queries
Chapter 16 How to use ADO.NET to write your own data access code

Section 4 Object-oriented programming

Chapter 17 How to work with default properties, events, and operators
Chapter 18 How to work with inheritance
Chapter 19 How to work with interfaces and generics
Chapter 20 How to organize and document your classes

Section 5 Other programming skills

Chapter 21 How to work with files and data streams
Chapter 22 How to work with XML files
Chapter 23 How to use LINQ
Chapter 24 How to enhance the user interface
Chapter 25 How to deploy an application


Appendix A How to install and use the software and files for this book

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