Visual Basic 2008 Programmer's Reference
By Rod Stephens
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: April 2008
Pages: 1225

Visual Basic 2008

Providing programmers and developers of all skill levels with acomprehensive tutorial and reference to Visual Basic (VB) 2008,Microsoft MVP Rod Stephenspresents a broad, solid understanding ofessential topics on the latest version of VB. He explains theforms, controls, and other objects that VB furnishes for buildingapplications in a modern windows environment. Plus, he examines thepowerful development environment that makes VB such a productivelanguage, and he delves into the VB language itself to show you howto use it to perform an array of important development tasks.

New examples and extensively revised and retested code thatcomplies with the 2008 release help you obtain a firm understandingof VB 2008. Extensive appendixes prove to be particularly useful tohelp you translate from the languages you already know into thecorresponding VB syntax. Ultimately, you'll find coverage of thetechnologies you need in order to build sophisticated applicationswith VB 2008.

What you will learn from this book

  • Extension methods for adding new features to existingclasses

  • How to select and use Windows Forms Controls for a specificpurpose

  • Tips for using subroutines and functions to break a program intomanageable pieces

  • Techniques for error handling and debugging

  • Various important classes and objects to use when building anapplication

  • How to use the graphics device interface routines to draw imagesin VB

  • Ways an application interacts with its environment

Who this book is for
This book is for programmers who are looking to explore the latestfeatures of the new release of Visual Basic. No prior experiencewith earlier versions of Visual Basic is necessary.

Wrox Professional guides are designed to give theexperienced developer straight facts on a new technology, withouthype or unnecessary explanations.  They deliver hardinformation with plenty of practical examples to help you apply newtools to your development projects today.

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