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Visual Basic .NET is the latest version of the most widely used programming language in the world, popular with professional developers and complete beginners alike. This book will teach you Visual Basic .NET from first principles. You'll quickly and easily learn how to write Visual Basic .NET code and create attractive windows and forms for the users of your applications. To get you started on the road to professional development, you'll also learn about object-oriented programming, creating your own controls, working with databases, creating menus, and working with graphics.
This second edition has been thoroughly tested on the full release version of .NET. The book is written in the proven Wrox beginning style with clear explanations and plenty of code samples. Every new concept is explained thoroughly with Try It Out examples and there are end-of-chapter questions to test yourself.
This book covers:
Installing Visual Basic .NET
How to write Visual Basic .NET code
What the .NET Framework is and why it's important
Controlling the flow through your application with loops and branching structures
Creating useful windows and screens
Creating your own menus
A complete introduction to object-oriented programming
Working with graphics
Creating your own controls
Accessing databases with ADO.NET
Creating applications for the Web
Who is this book for?
This book is aimed at readers who wish to learn to program using Visual Basic .NET. It assumes you have no prior experience of programming, but moves at a fast enough pace to be interesting if you have programmed in another language.
Beginning Visual Basic .NET Databases
This book covers:
The basic principles of relational database design
Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine
Querying the database with the T-SQL language
Visual Studio .NET and the Server Explorer
ADO.NET and the DataSet
Data binding, updating the database, and conflict resolution
XML's role in ADO.NET
Accessing data with ASP.NET and Web Services
Beginning ASP.NET Databases using VB.NET
Packed with clear explanations and hands-on examples, Beginning ASP.NET Databases contains everything you'll need on your journey to becoming a confident, successful programmer of data-driven web sites.
Beginning .NET Web Services with VB.NET
This book is designed for programmers who are competent in the VB.NET language, but still finding their feet in the wider .NET Framework, taking the reader from the very basics right to the complexities of deploying web services in the real world. We demonstrate the time-saving features provided by Visual Studio .NET, but we also show how to build all examples from the command line, so you don't need expensive software to make the most of this book.