With the introduction of Visual Basic .NET, VB is now a completeobject-oriented language, letting programmers access the full powerof the Windows platform while enabling them to build reliable androbust web solutions.
It doesn’t matter if you’re new to programming or justto VB.NET, Visual Basic .NET Programming gets you up andrunning with the new version and offers a comprehensiveintroduction to Windows and web application development. Fromlanguage fundamentals to ADO.NET, XML, and Web Services, HaroldDavis’s thoughtful approach emphasizes meaningful tasks thattie in with VB.NET’s principal strengths. For example,you’ll learn to build a Web Service, implement XML support,and use object-oriented techniques—without getting mired intheory but also without sacrificing the understanding you need toapply your skills in new situations.
Much of the book is devoted to Windows application development,covering new ways to program standard elements, as well asemphasizing Visual Basic’s new programming features. Want tobuild a desktop program with an oval interface? Want to createrobust class libraries, components, and controls? Implementprinting as a program feature? Start and stop a service? Everychapter provides solid examples that will help you learn thelanguage and, more importantly, create effective applications withit.