Visual Basic 2012 Programmer's Reference

ISBN-10: 1118314077
ISBN-13: 9781118314074
Edition: 2012
Authors: Rod Stephens
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Description: Visual Basic 2012 Programmer's Reference is a language tutorial and a reference guide to the upcoming 2012 release of Visual Basic.   The tutorial focuses on providing basic material suitable for beginners.The second part of the book is a reference  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 8/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 840
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.146
Language: English

Visual Basic 2012 Programmer's Reference is a language tutorial and a reference guide to the upcoming 2012 release of Visual Basic.   The tutorial focuses on providing basic material suitable for beginners.The second part of the book is a reference that quickly allows programmers to locate information for specific language features. The entries in these appendices allow the reader to quickly review the details of important programming, objects, properties, methods, and events.Visual Basic 2012 Programmer's Reference will be fully revised to cover the latest features of the 2012 release, including:  Developing Win8-compatible "Metro" applications using pre-loaded templatesNew search features and support for WPF designersDeveloping smartphone apps using VB with WPFNew VB language features include:Asynch and Await - These keywords make it easier to perform certain asynchronous tasks.Iterators - Visual Basic programs will now be able to define iterators, routines that return objects in a particular order.Plus other new features that have not yet been announced.The author will also extensively revise and retest all code to ensure compliance with the 2012 release.

Introduction
IDE
INTRODUCTION TO THE IDE
Introducing the IDE
Different IDE Appearances
IDE Configurations
Projects and Solutions
Starting the IDE
Creating a Project
Saving a Project
Summary
MENUS, TOOLBARS, AND WINDOWS
IDE Tools
Menus
File
Edit
View
Project
Build
Debug
Data
Format
Tools
Test
Window
Help
Toolbars
Secondary Windows
Toolbox
Properties Window
Summary
WINDOWS FORMS DESIGNER
Introducing Windows Forms Designer
Setting Designer Options
Adding Controls
Selecting Controls
Copying Controls
Moving and Sizing Controls
Arranging Controls
Setting Properties
Setting Group Properties
Using Smart Tags
Adding Code to Controls
Summary
WPF DESIGNER
Introducing WPF Designer
Editor Weaknesses
Recognizing Designer Windows
Adding Controls
Selecting Controls
Moving and Sizing Controls
Setting Properties
Setting Group Properties
Adding Code to Controls
Summary
VISUAL BASIC CODE EDITOR
Editing Code
Margin Icons
Outlining
Tooltips
IntelliSense
Code Coloring and Highlighting
Code Snippets
Architectural Tools
Rename
Go To Definition
Go To Type Definition
Highlight References
Find All References
Generate From Usage
The Code Editor at Run Time
Summary
DEBUGGING
Debugging and Testing
The Debug Menu
The Debug �10154; Windows Submenu
The Breakpoints Window
The Command and Immediate Windows
Summary
GETTING STARTED
SELECTING WINDOWS FORMS CONTROLS
Controls
Controls Overview
Choosing Controls
Containing and Arranging Controls
Making Selections
Entering Data
Displaying Data
Providing Feedback
Initiating Action
Displaying Graphics
Displaying Dialog Boxes
Third-Party Controls
Summary
USING WINDOWS FORMS CONTROLS
Using Controls and Components
Controls and Components
Creating Controls
Properties
Properties at Design Time
Properties at Run Time
Useful Control Properties
Position and Size Properties
Methods
Events
Creating Event Handlers at Design Time
Validation Events
Summary
WINDOWS FORMS
Using Forms
Transparency
About, Splash, and Login Forms
Mouse Cursors
Icons
Application Icons
Notification Icons
Properties Adopted by Child Controls
Property Reset Methods
Overriding WndProc
MRU Lists
Dialog Boxes
Wizards
Summary
SELECTING WPF CONTROLS
WPF Controls and Code
Controls Overview
Containing and Arranging Controls
Making Selections
Entering Data
Displaying Data
Providing Feedback
Initiating Action
Presenting Graphics and Media
Providing Navigation
Managing Documents
Digital Ink
Summary
USING WPF CONTROLS
WPF Controls
WPF Concepts
Separation of User Interface and Code
WPF Control Hierarchies
WPF in the IDE
Editing XAML
Editing Visual Basic Code
XAML Features
Objects
Resources
Styles
Templates
Transformations
Animations
Drawing Objects
Procedural WPF
Documents
Flow Documents
Fixed Documents
XPS Documents
Summary
WPF WINDOWS
Using WPF Windows
Window Applications
Page Applications
Browser Applications
Frame Applications
Summary
PROGRAM AND MODULE STRUCTURE
Solutions and Projects
Hidden Files
Code File Structure
Code Regions
Conditional Compilation
Namespaces
Typographic Code Elements
Comments
XML Comments
Line Continuation
Implicit Line Continuation
Line Joining
Summary
DATA TYPES, VARIABLES, AND CONSTANTS
Variables
Data Types
Type Characters
Data Type Conversion
Narrowing Conversions
Data Type Parsing Methods
Widening Conversions
The Convert Class
ToString
Variable Declarations
Attribute_List
Accessibility
Shared
Shadows
ReadOnly
Dim
WithEvents
Name
Bounds_List
New
As Type and Inferred Types
Initialization_Expression
Initializing Collections
Multiple Variable Declarations
Option Explicit and Option Strict
Scope
Block Scope
Procedure Scope
Module Scope
Namespace Scope
Restricting Scope
Parameter Declarations
Property Procedures
Enumerated Data Types
Anonymous Types
Nullable Types
Constants
Accessibility
As Type
Initialization_Expression
Delegates
Naming Conventions
Summary
OPERATORS
Understanding Operators
Arithmetic Operators
Concatenation Operators
Comparison Operators
Logical Operators
Bitwise Operators
Operator Precedence
Assignment Operators
The StringBuilder Class
Date and TimeSpan Operations
Operator Overloading
Summary
SUBROUTINES AND FUNCTIONS
Managing Code
Subroutines
Attribute_List
Inheritance_Mode
Accessibility
Subroutine_Name
Parameters
Implements interface.subroutine
Statements
Functions
Property Procedures
Extension Methods
Lambda Functions
Relaxed Delegates

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