With the introduction of Visual Basic .NET, VB is now a complete object-orientedlanguage, letting programmers access the full power of the Windows platform whileenabling them to build reliable and robust web solutions.
Itdoesn’t matter if you’re new to programming or just to VB.NET,Visual Basic .NET Programming gets you up and running with the new versionand offers a comprehensive introduction to Windows and web applicationdevelopment. From language fundamentals to ADO.NET, XML, and Web Services, HaroldDavis’s thoughtful approach emphasizes meaningful tasks that tie in withVB.NET’s principal strengths. For example, you’ll learn to build aWeb Service, implement XML support, and use object-orientedtechniques—without getting mired in theory but also without sacrificing theunderstanding you need to apply your skills in new situations.
Much ofthe book is devoted to Windows application development, covering new ways toprogram standard elements, as well as emphasizing Visual Basic’s newprogramming features. Want to build a desktop program with an oval interface?Want to create robust class libraries, components, and controls? Implementprinting as a program feature? Start and stop a service? Every chapter providessolid examples that will help you learn the language and, more importantly, create effective applications with it.