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Visual Basic. NET Core Language Little Black Book

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ISBN-10: 1932111689

ISBN-13: 9781932111682

Edition: 2003

Authors: Steven Holzner

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Visual Basic .NET Core Language Little Black Book is an indispensable quick-reference guide to Visual Basic .NET syntax and data organization. Readers get a guided tour with an expert programmer who explains how to use the Visual Basic tools, from the integrated development environment to the debugger. The book helps readers master common programming tasks, such as working with databases, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, and the core Visual Basic controls. This at-your-fingertips guide focuses on core programming topics and writing code.
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Paraglyph, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introduction
Essential Visual Basic
Putting Visual Basic to Work
Creating a Windows Application
Creating a Web Application
Creating a Console Application
The .NET Framework and the Common Language Runtime
The System Namespace
Building VB .NET Applications
Assemblies
Solutions and Projects
File Extensions Used in VB .NET
Debug and Release Versions
The Visual Basic Integrated Development Environment
The Start Page
The Menu System
Toolbars
The New Project Dialog Box
Graphical Designers
Code Designers
IntelliSense
The Object Explorer
The Toolbox
The Solution Explorer
The Class View Window
The Properties Window
The Dynamic Help Window
Component Trays
The Server Explorer
The Output Window
The Task List
The Command Window
Coding to Get the Most from Visual Basic
The Visual Basic Language: Handling Data
In Brief
The Visual Basic Keywords
Visual Basic Statements
All About Statement Syntax
Overview: Procedures, Classes, Modules, Methods, and More
Understanding Attributes
The Option and Imports Statements
Option Statements
Imports Statements
Immediate Solutions
Declaring Constants
Creating Enumerations
Declaring Variables
Determining What Data Types Are Available
Converting between Data Types
Checking Data Types
Declaring Arrays and Dynamic Arrays
Standard Arrays
Dynamic Arrays
Handling Strings
Fixed-Length Strings
Converting Strings to Numbers and Back Again
Converting between Characters and Character Codes
The Visual Basic Language: Operators, Conditionals, and Loops
In Brief
Immediate Solutions
Using Visual Basic Operators
Understanding Visual Basic Operator Precedence
Commenting Your Code
Making Decisions with If...Else Statements
Using Select Case
Making Selections with Switch and Choose
The Switch Function
The Choose Function
Using the Do Loop
Using the For Loop
Using the For Each...Next Loop
Using the While Loop
Using the With Statement
Handling Dates and Times
Ending a Program at Any Time
The Visual Basic Language: Procedures And Scope
In Brief
Sub Procedures and Functions
Understanding Scope
Immediate Solutions
Creating Sub Procedures
Creating Functions
Specifying Optional Procedure Arguments
Preserving the Values of Variables between Procedure Calls
Creating Procedure Delegates
Creating Properties
The Visual Basic Language: Exception Handling
In Brief
Unstructured Exception Handling
Structured Exception Handling
Immediate Solutions
Using Unstructured Exception Handling
Using Resume Next and Resume Line
Using On Error GoTo 0
Getting an Exception's Number and Description
Using Structured Exception Handling
Filtering Exceptions in the Catch Block
Using Multiple Catch Statements
Using Finally
Throwing an Exception
Windows Forms
In Brief
All About Windows Forms
Creating Windows Applications
Adding Controls to Forms
Handling Events
Immediate Solutions
Setting Title Bar Text
Adding and Removing Min/Max Buttons
Setting a Form's Border
Setting a Form's Initial Position
Moving and Sizing Forms and Controls in Code
Showing and Hiding Controls and Forms
Using the MsgBox Function
Working with Multiple Forms
Setting the Startup Form
Creating Dialog Boxes
Creating a Dialog Box
Displaying Data from Dialog Boxes
Creating Accept and Cancel Buttons
Adding and Removing Controls at Runtime
Windows Forms: Core Controls
In Brief
The Control Class
Text Boxes
Labels
Buttons
Checkboxes
Radio Buttons
Immediate Solutions
Creating Text Boxes
Creating Multiline, Word-Wrap Text Boxes
Accessing Text in a Text Box
Selecting and Replacing Text in a Text Box
Creating a Password Control
Using Labels Instead of Text Boxes
Handling Button Clicks
Showing and Hiding Buttons
Resizing and Moving Buttons from Code
Adding Buttons at Runtime
Creating Checkboxes
Getting a Checkbox's State
Setting a Checkbox's State
Creating Three-State Checkboxes
Creating Radio Buttons
Getting a Radio Button's State
Setting a Radio Button's State
Windows Forms: Menu
In Brief
Menu Items
Context Menus
Immediate Solutions
Creating Menus
Creating Submenus
Adding Checkmarks to Menu Items
Creating Menu Access Keys
Creating Menu Shortcuts
Changing a Menu Item's Caption at Runtime
Creating Menu Separators
Using the Popup Event
Showing and Hiding Menu Items
Disabling Menu Items
Drawing Menu Items Yourself
Creating Menus in Code
Creating Context Menus
Object-Oriented Programming
In Brief
Classes and Objects
Fields, Properties, Methods, and Events
Class vs. Object Members
Abstraction, Encapsulation, Inheritance, and Polymorphism
Overloading, Overriding, and Shadowing
Structures and Modules
Immediate Solutions
Creating Classes
Creating Objects
Creating Structures
Object-Oriented Programming: Constructors, Methods, Properties, and Events
In Brief
An OOP Example
Immediate Solutions
Creating Constructors
Using Is to Compare Objects
Creating Data Members
Creating Class (Shared) Data Members
Creating Methods
Creating Class (Shared) Methods
Creating Properties
Creating Class (Shared) Properties
Creating Events
Creating Class (Shared) Events
Overloading Methods and Properties
Getting Rid of Objects When You're Done with Them
Triggering Garbage Collection
Creating Class Libraries
Creating Namespaces
Using the Finalize Method (Creating Destructors)
Object-Oriented Inheritance
In Brief
Access Modifiers
Inheritance Modifiers
Overloading, Overriding, and Shadowing
Visual Basic Methods Are Virtual
Immediate Solutions
Inheriting from a Base Class
Using Public Inheritance
Using Protected Inheritance
Using Private Inheritance
Using Friend Access
Inheriting Constructors
Web Forms
In Brief
Working with Web Forms
Working with Web Form Controls
Web Server Controls
HTML Server Controls
HTML Client Controls
Validation Controls
User Controls
Saving a Web Application's State
Creating a Web Application
Adding Controls to a Web Form
Using HTML Views
Handling Events in Code
Running a Web Application
Immediate Solutions
Initializing a Web Form at Runtime
Setting Control Layout
Forcing Event Handling
Setting Colors in Web Forms and HTML Pages
Setting Title Bar Text
Setting Hyperlink Colors
Setting Page Margins
Setting Text Color
Creating an Error Page
Setting Background Images
Setting Background Color
Setting Background Properties
Navigating to Another Form
Redirecting to Another Form
Writing HTML to a Web Form at Runtime
Detecting Browser Type and Capabilities
Saving Program Data across Server Round-Trips
Index