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Mastering Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2005

Evangelos Petroutsos
ISBN: 978-0-7821-4349-2
1408 pages
January 2006
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The Definitive Word on Visual Basic 2005

The release of Visual Basic 2005 solidifies Visual Basic's first-class position in the world of object-oriented programming. Written by the author of the best-selling Mastering Visual Basic .NET, this is the authoritative resource you'll need to master the most powerful version of the Visual Basic language and the newest tools comprising Visual Studio(r). Inside, you'll find in-depth explanations and practical examples addressing dozens of key techniques, along with transition tips for the VB 6 developer.

Coverage Includes
* Mastering the new Windows Forms Designer and controls
* Building dynamic forms
* Using powerful Framework classes such as Collections and Cryptography
* Persisting objects to disk files
* Handling graphics and printing elaborate reports
* Achieving robustness via structured exception handling
* Developing your own classes and extending existing ones via inheritance
* Building custom Windows controls
* Building menus and list controls with custom-drawn items
* Using ADO.NET 2.0 to build disconnected, distributed applications
* Using SQL queries and stored procedures with ADO.NET 2.0
* Facilitating database programming with the visual database tools
* Building web applications with ASP.NET 2.0 and the rich web controls
* Designing data-driven web applications
* Detailed discussion of the DataGridView and DataList web controls
* Building XML web services to use with Windows and web applications

Get up to Speed on the Major Classes of the New Version of the Framework

Build Custom Classes and Controls

Take Advantage of Enhanced Web and Database Programming Features
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