Get on the fast track to professional application development with Visual Basic .NET 2003. This practical, hands-on tutorial expertly guides you through the fundamentals—using step-by-step exercises, code samples, optimization tips, and real-world advice to accelerate your productivity. Work at your own pace, learning core programming skills by selecting just the chapters and lessons you need. Upgrade your Visual Basic 6 applications quickly with the help of “Upgrade Notes” sidebars, a special upgrading index, and insights into the enhanced Visual Basic .NET Upgrade Wizard. It’s everything you need to start creating .NET-connected software now!
Discover how to:
Create a compelling user interface with Toolbox controls, menus, and dialog boxes
Use methods in the .NET Framework 1.1 class libraries
Utilize the new debugging tools and structured error handlers to build robust code
Manage data in your programs using collections, arrays, and string processing techniques
Automate Microsoft Office applications and manage processes
Manage Windows® Forms and create graphics and animation effects
Use inheritance and other new object-oriented programming capabilities
Write custom code for printers and dialog boxes for printing
Manage Access databases and create custom database applications with Microsoft ADO.NET
Display HTML documents using Microsoft Internet Explorer
Use Web Forms to build Internet interfaces
Deploy Visual Basic .NET applications
Port Visual Basic 6 programs to Visual Basic .NET
Code examples in Visual Basic .NET 2003
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Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET Step by Step--Version 2003
Michael Halvorson has written more than 30 books, including the popular Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Step by Step, Microsoft Office XP Inside Out, and Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Professional Step by Step. A former Visual Basic localization manager at Microsoft, Michael is a professor at Pacific Lutheran University.
Michael Halvorson is the author or co-author of twenty computer books, including Microsoft Office XP Inside Out, Visual Basic 6 Professional Step By Step, Learn Microsoft Visual Basic 6 Now, Running Microsoft Office 2000 Premium Edition, and Microsoft Word 97/Visual Basic Step by Step. Michael earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, and master’s and doctoral degrees in History from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He was employed at Microsoft Corporation as a technical editor, acquisitions editor, and localization manager from 1985 to 1993. Michael currently spends his time developing innovative software solutions for Microsoft Office and Microsoft Visual Basic .NET, and teaching European history courses at colleges in the Pacific Northwest.