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A First Look at VB 7.0 and the .NET Framework
By Dan Fox
Oct 4, 2000
Dan Fox takes a look at what is on the horizon for the next version of Visual Basic, and how it relates to Microsoft's new .NET initiative.
A Visual Basic.NET Programming Tour
By James Foxall
Aug 20, 2001
Learning a new programming language can be intimidating, but the first step is building confidence. In this sample chapter from Sams Teach Yourself VB.NET in 24 Hours, James Foxall discusse how to build a simple, yet functional Visual Basic application.
An Introduction to .NET for Beginners
By Tim Patrick
Sep 7, 2007
Tim Patrick explains .NET, from the concept of objects to typical development processes.
An Overview of COM+
By Scot Hillier
Oct 30, 2000
Component Services, the formal name for COM+, are designed to support scaling and maintaining tiered systems built on component technology. In many ways, COM+ is simply the next release of the Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS). If you've built MTS applications ...
AppForge Brings Visual Basic to the PalmOS
By Bryan Morgan
Apr 6, 2001
Intimidated by the prospect of PalmOS C programming? Looking for a rapid application development tool for PDA development? This article explores the exciting new AppForge development toolkit.
Asynchronous Programming in Visual Basic 2015
By Alessandro Del Sole
Sep 2, 2015
In this chapter from Visual Basic 2015 Unleashed, you get an overview of both the Event-based Asynchronous Pattern and the Asynchronous Programming Model; then you learn about the Asynchronous Pattern, which is without a doubt one of the most important features in Visual Basic language. You will see how easily you can now write modern and responsive applications via asynchronous code.
Binding Controls with VB .NET
By Rod Stephens
May 24, 2002
Learn how you can bind controls to data at design time or at runtime to provide simple but powerful database access with no muss or fuss.
Building the Business Logic Layer in Visual Basic 2005
By Deborah Kurata
Aug 24, 2007
Deborah Kurata shows how to build classes, which are central to development in .NET.
C Programming for Visual Basic Lovers
By Bill Locke
Jul 19, 2002
Get a feel for the C language and walk through the basics, while comparing it to elements in Visual Basic.
Choosing the Right Remote Object Invocation Protocol in .NET
By Enrico Sabbadin
Aug 22, 2003
The .NET Framework offers three distinct technologies to invoke objects remotely. Since their functionalities partially overlap (at least at first sight), Enrico Sabbadin digs a little deeper to expose the big differences among them.
Client/Server Basics
Oct 14, 1998
Create a new generation of client/server solutions that take advantage of the latest technologies.
Craig's .NET Cautions
By Craig Utley
Aug 6, 2001
Craig Utley shares some important cautions one should remember when using ...
Craig's .NET Tips
By Craig Utley
Aug 6, 2001
Obtain some useful .NET tips from expert Web developer Craig Utley.
Creating a Screen Saver with DirectX 8 and VB, Part 1: Setup
By Keith Sink
Mar 29, 2002
Keith Sink shows how to use DirectX and Visual Basic to create screen savers.
Creating a Screen Saver with DirectX 8 and VB, Part 2: DirectX
By Keith Sink
Mar 29, 2002
Keith Sink explains how to write DirectX code in a VB project to animate a screen saver.
Creating Events and Delegates in VB.NET
By Dan Fox
Aug 20, 2001
In this article from Building Distributed Applications with VB.NET, learn even handling and the major uses of delegates in VB.NET. Dan Fox discusses mapping events to delegates, function substitution with delegates, and asychronous processing ...
Creating Graphics with DirectDraw Classes
By Keith Sink
Sep 7, 2001
Although DirectDraw was the cornerstone of DirectX technology for most of its life, it has now taken a back seat in DirectX 8. However, there are still many reasons to discuss DirectDraw. Author Keith Sink discusses these reasons in this sample chapter ...
Creating Multithreaded Applications
By Dan Fox
Sep 7, 2001
In this excerpt from his book Building Distributed Applications with VB.NET, author Dan Fox discusses the basics of using threads in VB ...
Creating Simple Forms in VB.NET
By Lowell Mauer
Mar 1, 2002
In this sample chapter from Sams Teach Yourself More Visual Basic .NET in 21 Days, Lowell Mauer focuses on various aspects of creating forms, including button bars, toolbars, and controls.
Creating Visual Basic Components for the Web
By Bob Reselman
May 10, 2000
In this article, Bob Reselman shows how to make a Web-aware custom control that can run in a Web browser or standard Visual Basic form. You will learn about various features that allow you to get data into a custom control directly from the Internet ...

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