With this completely up-to-date tutorial and reference, you'llquickly learn how to develop Visual Basic (VB) programs thatleverage the latest features of Vista and .NET 3.0. The tutorialsection walks you through VB.NET from scratch, providing you within-depth descriptions of the development environment, basic programsyntax, and standard controls. You'll also explore the fundamentalconcepts in object-oriented programming with VB.
In the comprehensive reference section, you'll find out how totake advantage of specific VB features. Expert Rod Stephens showsyou how to draw images, use GDI+ routines, and generate printedoutput. You'll also discover how to build an application thatinteracts with its environment, save and load data in externalsources, and use standard dialog controls. This approach makes iteasier than ever to learn this powerful language and create yourown dynamic programs.
What you will learn from this book
- The best methods for mastering the new features of VB.NET
Steps for implementing custom controls and drag and drop
Ways to use trickier class issues such as private class scope,declaring events, and shared variables and methods
Strategies for creating new classes designed to work withspecific data types
How to define an interface using XAML
Techniques for building service-oriented applications using theWindows® Communication Foundation (WCF)
Who this book is for
This book is for programmers at all levels who are eitherlooking to learn Visual Basic .NET or have already mastered it andwant some useful tips, tricks, and language details.
Wrox Programmer's References are designed to give theexperienced developer straight facts on a new technology, withouthype or unnecessary explanations. They deliver hard informationwith plenty of practical examples to help you apply new tools toyour development projects today.