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Pro VB 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform

Pro VB 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform

Author: Andrew Troelsen
Publisher: APress


Pro VB 2008 is for anyone with software development experience interested in the new .NET 3.5 platform and Visual Basic 2008. Whether you're new to .NET or already have experience writing .NET applications, this book will provide you with a solid foundation and will also serve as an excellent reference for your future coding projects.

This book will help you quickly master the core aspects of the .NET platform including assemblies, remoting, Windows Forms, Web Forms, ADO.NET, XML web services, as well as all the newer features such as, nullable types, delegate covariance, ASP.NET 2.0 master pages, the new Windows Forms “Strip” controls, and much more. After you've completed the 25 chapters and over 1500 pages, you will have all the knowledge needed to tackle any .NET application using Visual Basic 2008. You can check out some other reviews at Amazon.com

Table of Contents

PART 1 Introducing Visual Basic 2008 and the .NET Platform

CHAPTER 1 The Philosophy of .NET
CHAPTER 2 Building Visual Basic 2008 Applications

PART 2 Core VB Programming Constructs

CHAPTER 3 VB 2008 Programming Constructs, Part I
CHAPTER 4 VB 2008 Programming Constructs, Part II
CHAPTER 5 Designing Encapsulated Class Types
CHAPTER 6 Understanding Inheritance and Polymorphism
CHAPTER 7 Understanding Structured Exception Handling
CHAPTER 8 Understanding Object Lifetime

PART 3 Advanced VB Programming Constructs

CHAPTER 9 Working with Interface Types
CHAPTER 10 Collections, Generics, and Nullable Data Types
CHAPTER 11 Delegates, Events, and Lambdas
CHAPTER 12 Operator Overloading and Custom Conversion Routines
CHAPTER 13 VB 2008–Specific Language Features
CHAPTER 14 An Introduction to LINQ

PART 4 Programming with .NET Assemblies

CHAPTER 15 Introducing .NET Assemblies
CHAPTER 16 Type Reflection, Late Binding, and Attribute-Based Programming
CHAPTER 17 Processes, AppDomains, and Object Contexts
CHAPTER 18 Building Multithreaded Applications
CHAPTER 19 .NET Interoperability Assemblies

PART 5 Introducing the .NET Base Class Libraries

CHAPTER 20 File and Directory Manipulation
CHAPTER 21 Introducing Object Serialization
CHAPTER 22 ADO.NET Part I: The Connected Layer
CHAPTER 23 ADO.NET Part II: The Disconnected Layer
CHAPTER 24 Programming with the LINQ APIs
CHAPTER 25 Introducing Windows Communication Foundation
CHAPTER 26 Introducing Windows Workflow Foundation

PART 6 Desktop Applications with Windows Forms

CHAPTER 27 Introducing Windows Forms
CHAPTER 28 Rendering Graphical Data with GDI+
CHAPTER 29 Programming with Windows Forms Controls

PART 7 Desktop Applications with WPF

CHAPTER 30 Introducing Windows Presentation Foundation and XAML
CHAPTER 31 Programming with WPF Controls
CHAPTER 32 WPF 2D Graphical Rendering, Resources, and Themes

PART 8 Building Web Applications with ASP.NET

CHAPTER 33 Building ASP.NET Web Pages
CHAPTER 34 ASP.NET Web Controls, Themes, and Master Pages
CHAPTER 35 ASP.NET State Management Techniques


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