Are you hesitant to migrate to Visual Studio® 2005? Maybeyou're ready to upgrade to Visual Basic 2005 but feel a bitoverwhelmed by ADO.NET 2.0 and the Visual Data Tools of this newrelease. In this hands-on guide, I'll share with you the bestpractices, the latest features, and advanced data managementtechniques with Visual Basic 2005 and SQL Server or SQL ServerExpress 2005. Plus, I'll incorporate simple to moderately complexproject examples that feature real-world, database front-endapplications with Windows and Web forms.
First, I'll begin with ADO.NET 2.0 basics, then I'll move on todesigning and programming smart clients with typed DataSets astheir data sources. Gradually, I'll walk you through usingDataSource, GridView, and DetailsView Web controls. Finally, I'lldemonstrate how to take advantage of the new T-SQL extensions,in-process Web services, and notifications.
What you will learn from this book
- How to build usable Windows® and Web forms from a sampledatabase in less than five minutes—without writing a line ofcode
- Effective writing of data validation code for bound text boxesand DataGridViews
- Ways to apply advanced ASP.NET 2.0 data techniques
- The process of creating and deploying VB 2005 SQL CLRprojects
Who this book is for
This book is for experienced VB programmers who are upgradingfrom VB6 or VS 2002/2003 to VB 2005. Basic familiarity with the VS2005 or VB Express 2005 environment is helpful but not assumed. Noprior VB6, VBA, or VBScript experience is necessary.
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