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Teach Yourself Visual Basic.Net in 24 Hours

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ISBN-10: 0672320800

ISBN-13: 9780672320804

Edition: 2001

Authors: James Foxall

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Visual Basic.NET is the new version of Visual Basic 6 and adds a wide variety of features and tools, such as support for object oriented programming and web services.
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 11/16/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

James Foxallis VP of Tigerpaw Software, Inc., a Microsoft Certified Partner specializing in commercial database applications. He is responsible for management of all Windows application development, and is an authority on application interface and behavior standards of applications for the Microsoft Windows and Office environments. He contributes to several journals and magazines, speaks internationally, teaches college courses on Visual Basic, and has been featured in news shows, trade publications, and newspaper articles for his technology expertise. James has written numerous books, including the three previous editions of this book. He lives in the Omaha, Nebraska area.

The Visual Basic Environment
A Visual Basic .NET Programming Tour
Starting Visual Basic .NET
Creating a New Project
Understanding the Visual Basic Environment
Changing the Characteristics of Objects
Naming Objects
Setting the Text Property of the Form
Giving the Form an Icon
Changing the Size of the Form
Adding Controls to a Form
Designing an Interface
Adding an Invisible Control to a Form
Coding an Interface
Running a Project
Navigating Visual Basic
Using the Visual Studio .NET Start Page
Navigating and Customizing the Visual Basic Environment
Adding Controls to a Form Using the Toolbox
Setting Object Properties Using the Properties Window
Managing Projects
Managing Project Files with the Solution Explorer
Getting Help
Understanding Objects and Collections
Understanding Objects
Understanding Properties
Understanding Methods
Building an Object Example Project
Understanding Collections
Using the Object Browser
Understanding Events
Understanding Event-Driven Programming
Building an Event Example Project
Dealing with Orphaned Events
Building a User Interface
Building Forms--Part I
Changing the Name of a Form
Changing the Appearance of a Form
Showing and Hiding Forms
Building Forms--Part II
Working with Controls
Creating TopMost Windows
Creating Transparent Forms
Creating Scrollable Forms
Creating MDI Forms
Setting the Startup Object
Working with the Traditional Controls
Displaying Static Text with the Label Control
Allowing Users to Enter Text Using a Text Box
Creating Buttons
Creating Containers and Groups of Option Buttons
Displaying a List with the List Box
Creating Drop-Down Lists Using the Combo Box
Advanced Controls
Creating Timers
Creating Tabbed Dialog Boxes
Storing Pictures in an Image List
Building Enhanced Lists Using the List View
Creating Hierarchical Lists with the Tree View
Adding Menus and Toolbars to Forms
Building Menus
Programming Menus
Using the Toolbar Control
Creating a Status Bar
Drawing and Printing
Understanding the Graphics Object
Working with Pens
Using System Colors
Working with Rectangles
Drawing Shapes
Drawing Text
Persisting Graphics on a Form
Build a Graphics Project Example
Making Things Happen--Programming!
Creating and Calling Code Procedures
Creating Visual Basic Code Modules
Writing Code Procedures
Creating the User Interface of Your Project
Calling Code Procedures
Exiting Procedures
Avoiding Recursive Procedures
Using Sub Main
Working with Tasks
Using Constants, Data Types, Variables, and Arrays
Understanding Data Types
Defining and Using Constants
Dimensioning and Referencing Variables
Determining Scope
Declaring Variables of Static Scope
Naming Conventions
Performing Arithmetic, String Manipulation, and Date/Time Adjustments
Performing Basic Arithmetic
Comparing Equalities
Understanding Boolean Logic
Working with Dates and Times
Making Decisions in Visual Basic Code
Making Decisions Using If...Then
Evaluating an Expression for Multiple Values Using Select Case
Branching Within a Procedure Using Go To
Looping for Efficiency
Looping a Specific Number of Times Using For...Next
Using Do...Loop to Loop an Indeterminate Number of Times
Debugging Your Code
Adding Comments to Your Code
Identifying the Two Basic Types of Errors
Using Visual Basic's Debugging Tools
Writing an Error Handler Using Try...Catch...Finally
Designing Objects Using Classes
Understanding Classes
Instantiating Objects from Classes
Interacting with Users
Displaying Messages Using the MsgBox() Function
Creating Custom Dialog Boxes
Using InputBox() to Get Information from a User
Interacting with the Keyboard
Using the Common Mouse Events
Working with Data
Performing File Operations
Using the Open File Dialog and Save File Dialog Controls
Manipulating Files with the File Object
Manipulating Directories with the Directory Object
Controlling Other Applications Using Automation
Creating a Reference to an Automation Library
Creating an Instance of an Automation Server
Manipulating the Server
Working with a Database
Introduction to ADO and ADO.NET
Creating a Reference to ADO
Connecting to a Database
Manipulating Data
Deploying Solutions and Beyond
Deploying an Application
Creating a Custom Setup Program
Running a Custom Setup Program
Uninstalling an Application You've Distributed
Introduction to Web Development
Web Forms
XML Web Services
The 10,000-Foot View
The .NET Framework
Common Language Runtime (CLR)
Microsoft Intermediate Language
Common Type System
Garbage Collection