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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Visual Basic .NET and .NET Programming

    1. Visual Basic and .NET

    2. The .NET Platform

    3. The .NET Framework

    4. The VB.NET Language

    5. The Structure of VB.NET Applications

    6. The Development Environment

  2. Chapter 2 Getting Started with VB.NET

    1. What's in a Program?

    2. Your First Program: Hello World

    3. Examining Your First Program

  3. Chapter 3 Object-Oriented Programming

    1. Creating Models

    2. Classes and Objects

    3. Defining a Class

    4. Class Relationships

    5. The Three Pillars of Object-Oriented Programming

    6. Encapsulation

    7. Specialization

    8. Polymorphism

    9. Object-Oriented Analysis and Design

  4. Chapter 4 Visual Studio .NET

    1. Start Page

    2. Inside the Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

    3. IntelliSense

    4. Building and Running

    5. For More Information

  5. Chapter 5 VB.NET Language Fundamentals

    1. Types

    2. Variables

    3. Constants

    4. Strings

    5. Statements

    6. Whitespace

  6. Chapter 6 Branching

    1. Unconditional Branching Statements

    2. Conditional Branching Statements

    3. Iteration (Looping) Statements

  7. Chapter 7 Operators

    1. The Assignment Operator (=)

    2. Mathematical Operators

    3. Relational Operators

    4. Logical Operators Within Conditionals

    5. Operator Precedence

  8. Chapter 8 Classes and Objects

    1. Defining Classes

    2. Method Arguments

    3. Constructors

    4. Initializers

    5. Copy Constructors

    6. The Me Keyword

    7. Using Shared Members

    8. Destroying Objects

  9. Chapter 9 Inside Methods

    1. Overloading Methods

    2. Encapsulating Data with Properties

    3. Passing by Value and by Reference

  10. Chapter 10 Basic Debugging

    1. Setting a Breakpoint

    2. The Call Stack

  11. Chapter 11 Inheritance and Polymorphism

    1. Specialization and Generalization

    2. Inheritance

    3. Polymorphism

    4. Abstract Classes

    5. NotInheritable Classes

    6. The Root of All Classes: Object

    7. Boxing and Unboxing Types

  12. Chapter 12 Structures

    1. Defining a Structure

  13. Chapter 13 Interfaces

    1. Defining an Interface

    2. Implementing an Interface

    3. Implementing More Than One Interface

    4. Casting to an Interface

    5. Extending Interfaces

    6. Combining Interfaces

    7. Overriding Interface Implementations

  14. Chapter 14 Arrays

    1. Arrays

    2. Multidimensional Arrays

    3. System.Array

    4. Indexers and the Default Property

  15. Chapter 15 Collection Interfaces and Types

    1. The Collection Interfaces

    2. Array Lists

    3. The Collection Class

    4. Queues

    5. Stacks

    6. Copying from a Collection Type to an Array

  16. Chapter 16 Strings

    1. Creating Strings

    2. Manipulating Strings

    3. Regular Expressions

    4. The Regex Class

  17. Chapter 17 Throwing and Catching Exceptions

    1. Throwing Exceptions

    2. Searching for an Exception Handler

    3. The Throw Statement

    4. The Try and Catch Statements

    5. How the Call Stack Works

    6. Creating Dedicated Catch Statements

    7. The Finally Statement

    8. Exception Class Methods and Properties

    9. Custom Exceptions

  18. Chapter 18 Applications and Events

    1. Creating a Windows Application

    2. Events

    3. Server-Side Code

  19. Chapter 19 Afterword

    1. Where to Go from Here

    2. Advanced Topics in VB.NET

    3. Web (ASP.NET) Programming

    4. Windows Forms Programming

    5. Other Resources

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