You can build rich, data-driven Windows applications and Web programs without endless coding if you use the right tools. This expert guide covers what you need to know to program with Visual Basic 2008, employ the latest Visual Studio 2008 tools, and operate efficiently within the .NET Framework.
In a clear, easy-to-follow style, the book moves from in-depth explanations to practicalinstruction to real-world examples. You'll thoroughly explore basic coding in VB 2008and learn to build interfaces without coding by using Visual Studio 2008's drag-and-drop visual tools. You'll get up to speed on Language Integrated Query (LINQ), the new component in .NET Framework 3.5, and you'll handle key tasks such as programming TreeView controls, encrypting data, and much more.
Enhance your skills in Visual Basic 2008 and the Visual Studio 2008 environment with the new edition of this bestselling guide.
Understanding custom classes, controls, and other aspects of object-oriented programming
Processing strings, characters, events, lists, and dates
Designing forms with menus, and creating applications with multiple forms
Printing business reports with headers, footers, and page numbers
Exploring XML object serialization and XML Web services
Querying databases and presenting data to users
Programming basic objects of ADO.NET
Harnessing ASP.NET 3.5 and developing Web applications
Master the New Features in Visual Basic 2008, .NET Framework 3.5, and Visual Studio 2008
Build a Custom, Practical Application from the Techniques in This Book
Test, Debug, and Deploy a Variety of Applications in Visual Studio 2008
Explore the New Vista Interface and How It Affects VB Programming
Reinforce Your Programming Skills with Numerous Real-World Examples