Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook
Solutions for VB 2005 Programmers
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: September 2006
Pages: 742

This book will help you solve more than 300 of the most common and not-so-common tasks that working Visual Basic 2005 programmers face every day. If you're a seasoned .NET developer, beginning Visual Basic programmer, or a developer seeking a simple and clear migration path from VB6 to Visual Basic 2005, the Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook delivers a practical collection of problem-solving recipes for a broad range of Visual Basic programming tasks.

The concise solutions and examples in the Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook range from simple tasks to the more complex, organized by the types of problems you need to solve. Nearly every recipe contains a complete, documented code sample showing you how to solve the specific problem, as well as a discussion of how the underlying technology works and that outlines alternatives, limitations, and other considerations. As with all O'Reilly Cookbooks, each recipe helps you quickly understand a problem, learn how to solve it, and anticipate potential tradeoffs or ramifications.

Useful features of the book include:

  • Over 300 recipes written in the familiar O'Reilly Problem-Solution-Discussion format
  • Hundreds of code snippets, examples, and complete solutions available for download
  • VB6 updates to alert VB6 programmers to code-breaking changes in Visual Basic 2005
  • Recipes that target Visual Basic 2005 features not included in previous releases
  • Code examples covering everyday data manipulation techniques and language fundamentals
  • Advanced projects focusing on multimedia and mathematical transformations using linear algebraic methods
  • Specialized topics covering files and file systems, printing, and databases

In addition, you'll find chapters on cryptography and compression, graphics, and special programming techniques. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, the Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook is sure to save you time, serving up the code you need, when you need it.

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Great for quick solution or ideas to com

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About Me Developer, Educator


  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written


  • Not comprehensive enough

Best Uses

  • Intermediate

Comments about oreilly Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook:

This is really good book for any VB developer.

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VB2005 Cookbook - Excellent

By Tim Polito

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Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook: Solutions for VB 2005 Programmers

ISBN 0-596-10177-5

O'Reilly Media

By Time Patrick & John Clark Craig


Visual Basic (VB) 2005 Cookbook is an excellent quick solution guide for common VB programming tasks beyond the standard or basic programming routines. Although the preface metions that it's for all levels, I'd recommend learning the basics before jumping into this. If you're a beginner, it will give you some direction on where to go and for the more advanced, it will save you time having to dig through multiple sources to get where you're going. Thankfully, you do not need to read the book from cover to cover; instead you can jump the subject you want without having to battle through non-pertinent information. The book is broken up into common sense sections and each section gets to the heart of the matter quickly. Each problem listed includes a brief description of what's to be accomplished and then provides code samples for actually completing the task. As a side benefit, the book is also available through the Safari system at the O'Reilly site. Having been in the computer industry for 20+ years, I've always found O'Reilly books to hit the mark when looking for information; VB 2005 Cookbook is no exception! I highly recommend this book.

Tim Polito

Windows 2000 MCSE & 2000/2003 MCSA

A+, Linux+ & Network+ Certified Technician


excellent book

By motolep

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thanks alot for the authors and work team for this great book.

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