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  1. Chapter 1 Visual Studio

    1. How do I do that?

    2. Code, Debug, and Continue Without Restarting Your Application

    3. Look Inside an Object While Debugging

    4. Diagnose and Correct Errorson the Fly

    5. Rename All Instances of Any Program Element

    6. Use IntelliSense Filteringand AutoCorrect

    7. Edit Control Properties in Place

    8. Call Methods at Design Time

    9. Insert Boilerplate CodeUsing Snippets

    10. Create XML Documentation for Your Code

  2. Chapter 2 The Visual Basic Language

    1. Use the My Objects to Program Common Tasks

    2. Get Application Information

    3. Use Strongly Typed Resources

    4. Use Strongly Typed Configuration Settings

    5. Build Typesafe Generic Classes

    6. Make Simple Data Types Nullable

    7. Use Operators with Custom Objects

    8. Split a Class into Multiple Files

    9. Extend the My Namespace

    10. Skip to the Next Iteration of a Loop

    11. Dispose of Objects Automatically

    12. Safeguard Properties with Split Accessibility

    13. Evaluate Conditions Separately with Short-Circuit Logic

  3. Chapter 3 Windows Applications

    1. Use Office-Style Toolbars

    2. Add Any Control to a ToolStrip

    3. Add Icons to Your Menu

    4. Put the Web in a Window

    5. Validate Input While the User Types

    6. Create Text Boxes thatAuto-Complete

    7. Play a Windows System Sound

    8. Play Simple WAV Audio

    9. Create a Windows Explorer-like Split Window

    10. Take Control of Window Layout

    11. Control When Your Application Shuts Down

    12. Prevent Your Application from Starting Twice

    13. Communicate Between Forms

    14. Improve Redraw Speeds for GDI+

    15. Handle Asynchronous Tasks Safely

    16. Use a Better Data-Bound Grid

    17. Format the DataGridView

    18. Add Images and Controls to the DataGridView

  4. Chapter 4 Web Applications

    1. Create a Web Application in Visual Studio 2005

    2. Administer a Web Application

    3. Bind to Data Without Writing Code

    4. Bind Web Controls to a Custom Class

    5. Display Interactive Tables Without Writing Code

    6. Display Records One at a Time

    7. Achieve a Consistent Look and Feel with Master Pages

    8. Add Navigation to Your Site

    9. Easily Authenticate Users

    10. Determine How Many People Are Currently Using Your Web Site

    11. Use Role-Based Authorization

    12. Store Personalized Information

  5. Chapter 5 Files, Databases, and XML

    1. Get Drive Information

    2. Get File and Directory Information

    3. Copy, Move, and Delete Files

    4. Read and Write Files

    5. Compress and Decompress Data

    6. Collect Statistics on Your Data Connections

    7. Batch DataAdapter Commands for Better Performance

    8. Bulk-Copy Rows from One Table to Another

    9. Write Database-Agnostic Code

    10. Use the New XPathDocument and XPathNavigator

    11. Edit an XML Document with XPathNavigator

  6. Chapter 6 .NET 2.0 Platform Services

    1. Easily Log Events

    2. Ping Another Computer

    3. Get Information About a Network Connection

    4. Upload and Download Files with FTP

    5. Test Group Membership of the Current User

    6. Encrypt Secrets for the Current User

    7. Unleash the Console

    8. Time Your Code

    9. Deploy Your Application with ClickOnce

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