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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Introducing .NET

    1. Before .NET

    2. Back to Introducing .NET

    3. The .NET Object

    4. The Parts of the .NET Framework

    5. From Source Code to EXE

    6. What About Visual Studio and Visual Basic?

    7. Visual Studio 2008

    8. Summary

    9. Project

  2. Chapter 2 Introducing Visual Basic

    1. The History of the Visual Basic Revolution

    2. Visual Basic from the Inside Out

    3. The Basics of Logic and Data

    4. Data Types and Variables

    5. Intermission

    6. Comments

    7. Option Statements

    8. Basic Operators

    9. Using Functions and Subroutines

    10. Conditions

    11. Loops

    12. Creating Your Own Procedures

    13. Other Flow Control Features

    14. Events and Event Handlers

    15. Namespaces

    16. The My Namespace

    17. Summary

    18. Project

  3. Chapter 3 Introducing the Project

    1. The Library Project

    2. The Needs of the Users

    3. The Life of a Project

    4. Summary

    5. Project

  4. Chapter 4 Designing the Database

    1. Relational Databases

    2. SQL Server 2005

    3. SQL

    4. Using Databases in Visual Basic

    5. Documenting the Database

    6. Summary

    7. Project

  5. Chapter 5 .NET Assemblies

    1. What Is an Assembly?

    2. What's Inside an Assembly?

    3. Assemblies and Applications

    4. The My Namespace and Assemblies

    5. Directives and Assemblies

    6. Summary

    7. Project

  6. Chapter 6 Data and Data Types

    1. The Nature of Computer Data

    2. Data in .NET

    3. Visual Basic Data Types

    4. Literals

    5. Constants

    6. Enumerations

    7. Variables

    8. Variable and Constant Naming Conventions

    9. Local Type Inference

    10. Operators

    11. Static Variables

    12. Arrays

    13. Nullable Types

    14. Common Visual Basic Functions

    15. Summary

    16. Project

  7. Chapter 7 Windows Forms

    1. Inside a Windows Application

    2. Windows in .NET

    3. Making Forms Useful

    4. Summary

    5. Project

  8. Chapter 8 Classes and Inheritance

    1. Object-Oriented Programming Concepts

    2. OOP in Visual Basic and .NET

    3. Related Issues

    4. Summary

    5. Project

  9. Chapter 9 Functional Programming

    1. Lambda Expressions

    2. Object Initializers

    3. Error Handling in Visual Basic

    4. The Nature of Errors in Visual Basic

    5. Unstructured Error Handling

    6. Structured Error Handling

    7. Unhandled Errors

    8. Managing Errors

    9. Summary

    10. Project

  10. Chapter 10 ADO.NET

    1. What Is ADO.NET?

    2. Overview of ADO.NET

    3. Data Sets Versus No Data Sets

    4. Connecting to SQL Server with Visual Studio

    5. Interacting with SQL Server in Code

    6. Database Transactions

    7. ADO.NET Entity Framework

    8. Summary

    9. Project

  11. Chapter 11 Security

    1. Security Features in .NET

    2. Cryptography and Encryption

    3. Encryption in .NET

    4. Other Security Features

    5. Summary

    6. Project

  12. Chapter 12 Overloads and Extensions

    1. What Is Operator Overloading?

    2. What Can You Overload?

    3. Other Operator Overloading Issues

    4. Extension Methods

    5. Summary

    6. Project

  13. Chapter 13 XML

    1. What Is XML?

    2. The XML Rule

    3. XML Content

    4. Using XML in .NET: The Old Way

    5. Using XML in .NET: The New Way

    6. Summary

    7. Project

  14. Chapter 14 Application Settings

    1. A Short History of Settings

    2. Settings in Visual Basic 2008

    3. Summary

    4. Project

  15. Chapter 15 Files and Directories

    1. Traditional Visual Basic File Management

    2. Manipulating Files Through Streams

    3. File Management with the My Namespace

    4. Summary

    5. Project

  16. Chapter 16 Generics

    1. What Are Generics?

    2. Variations of Generic Declaration

    3. Summary

    4. Project

  17. Chapter 17 LINQ

    1. What Is LINQ?

    2. Anonymous Types

    3. LINQ to Objects

    4. Basic Query Expressions

    5. Converting Results to Other Forms

    6. Aggregate Queries

    7. Advanced Query Expressions

    8. LINQ to XML

    9. LINQ for ADO.NET-Related Data

    10. Deferred Execution

    11. Summary

    12. Project

  18. Chapter 18 User Interface

    1. Overview of GDI+

    2. Selecting a Canvas

    3. Choosing Pens and Brushes

    4. Flowing Text from the Font

    5. Imagining Images

    6. Exposing Your True Artist

    7. Paths: Drawings on Macro-Vision

    8. Keeping It Regional

    9. Twisting and Turning with Transformations

    10. Enhancing Controls Through Owner Draw

    11. Windows Presentation Foundation

    12. Enhancing Classes with Attributes

    13. Summary

    14. Project

  19. Chapter 19 Localization and Globalization

    1. Defining Globalization and Localization

    2. Resource Files

    3. The My.Resources Object

    4. Localizing Forms Within Visual Studio

    5. Adding Resources Outside Visual Studio

    6. Manually Compiling Resources

    7. Other Localization Features

    8. Summary

    9. Project

  20. Chapter 20 Printing

    1. Printing in Windows

    2. Printing in .NET

    3. Printing a Document

    4. Print Preview

    5. Counting and Numbering Pages

    6. Printing in "Raw" Mode

    7. Summary

    8. Project

  21. Chapter 21 Reporting

    1. Report Options in .NET

    2. Using Reporting Controls in .NET

    3. Summary

    4. Project

  22. Chapter 22 Licensing Your Application

    1. Software Licensing Options

    2. License Agreements

    3. Obfuscation

    4. The Library Licensing System

    5. Summary

    6. Project

  23. Chapter 23 Web Development

    1. How the Internet Works

    2. Programming the Internet

    3. ASP.NET Features

    4. Trying Out ASP.NET

    5. More About Events

    6. State and View State

    7. Data Validation

    8. Database Integration

    9. Windows Communication Foundation

    10. Summary

    11. Project

  24. Chapter 24 Adding Online Help

    1. Windows Online Help Options

    2. Designing HTML Help

    3. Accessing HTML Help

    4. Summary

    5. Project

  25. Chapter 25 Deployment

    1. What's Involved in Deployment?

    2. Deployment Methods Within Visual Studio

    3. Summary

    4. Project

  26. Chapter 26 Project Complete

    1. The Library Project

    2. Visual Basic Flexibility

    3. The Programming Mindset

    4. Summary

  1. Appendix Installing the Software

    1. Download the Software

    2. Install the Software

    3. Install Project Templates

    4. Install Code Snippets

    5. Bar Code Support

  2. Appendix Software License Agreement

    1. Terms of Use

  3. Colophon