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Mastering Microsoft Visual Basic 2010

  • ID: 1284797
  • Book
  • 1056 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The Visual Basic Book Programmers Count On

If you want to learn how to use Visual Basic 2010, you′ve come to the right place. New users, you′ll build a simple VB application in the very first chapter, getting you quickly up to speed on the VB user interface and simple coding. Intermediate and advanced users, you can bypass the basics and jump straight to building data–driven applications, working with .NET 4.0 framework, creating rich client and web applications, programming with web services, and much more. Packed with step–by–step instruction and real–world scenarios for users of all levels, this book is what you need to build top–level skills in Visual Basic 2010.

Coverage includes:

  • Getting started with Visual Basic 2010

  • Mastering VB programming essentials, including GUI design, event–driven programming, basic Windows controls, and more

  • Working with custom classes, controls, and objects

  • Understanding the .NET framework, including XML, LINQ, and storing data in collections

  • Programming with ADO.NET, using the data entity model, and understanding DataSets

  • Building web applications and programming with web services

  • Getting the most out of advanced Windows controls such as ListView and TreeView controls

Master Visual Basic 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0

Understand the Core Language and User Interface

Find a Wealth of Content for All Users

Create Custom, Practical, Data–Driven Applications and Web Apps

Reinforce Your Skills with Real–World Examples

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Introduction xxv

Part 1 - Visual Basic: The Language 1

Chapter 1 - Getting Started with Visual Basic 2010 3

Chapter 2 - Handling Data 37

Chapter 3 - Visual Basic Programming Essentials 85

Part 2 - Developing Windows Applications 127

Chapter 4 - GUI Design and Event–Driven Programming 129

Chapter 5 - Basic Windows Controls 161

Chapter 6 - Working with Forms 203

Chapter 7 - More Windows Controls 253

Part 3 - Working with Custom Classes and Controls 303

Chapter 8 - Working with Objects 305

Chapter 9 - Building Custom Windows Controls 355

Chapter 10 - Applied Object–Oriented Programming 387

Part 4 - Working with the .NET Framework 431

Chapter 11 - The Framework at Large 433

Chapter 12 - Storing Data in Collections 493

Chapter 13 - XML in Modern Programming 529

Chapter 14 - An Introduction to LINQ 577

Part 5 - Developing Data–Driven Applications 629

Chapter 15 - Programming with ADO.NET 631

Chapter 16 - Developing Data–Driven Applications 687

Chapter 17 - Using the Entity Data Model 725

Chapter 18 - Building Data–Bound Applications 769

Part 6 - Developing for the Web 813

Chapter 19 - Accessing the Web 815

Chapter 20 - Building Web Applications 845

Chapter 21 - Building and Using Web Services 893

Appendix - The Bottom Line 941

Index 987

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Evangelos Petroutsos is a computer engineer who has worked for the California Institute of Technology and MCI. Currently, he writes computer books and articles, teaches networking and programming courses, and works as a computer communications consultant. He is the author of the Sybex titles Mastering Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 and Mastering Microsoft Visual Basic 2005, among other books.

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