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Jumping in with Both Feet: A Visual Basic 2015 Programming Tour
By James Foxall
Sep 14, 2015
In this excerpt from Visual Basic 2015 in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself, James Foxall gives you a quick tour of Visual Basic that takes you step by step through creating a complete, albeit small, Visual Basic program.
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.
Custom Code Refactoring with VB 2015 and the .NET Compiler Platform
By Alessandro Del Sole
Aug 17, 2015
Concluding his series on the coding experience in Visual Basic 2015, Alessandro Del Sole explains how to leverage the .NET Compiler Platform APIs to build custom refactoring tools that integrate into the code editor.
Live Code Analysis with Visual Basic 2015 and the .NET Compiler Platform
By Alessandro Del Sole
Jul 13, 2015
After introducing a new code-focused experience in Part 1 of this series, in Part 2 Alessandro Del Sole, author of Visual Basic 2015 Unleashed, shows how to create your own code analysis rules and integrate them into the Visual Basic code editor for reporting code issues and suggesting fixes as you type.
The Code-Focused Experience in Visual Basic 2015
By Alessandro Del Sole
Jun 25, 2015
In this first article of a new series, Alessandro Del Sole, author of Visual Basic 2015 Unleashed, introduces improvements in the coding experience with Visual Studio 2015 applied to the Visual Basic programming language.
Fluent Visual Basic: The Visual Studio UI
By Rebecca M. Riordan
Dec 14, 2011
Rebecca Riordan discusses how Visual Studio helps you manage a development project with Solutions and Projects, and then takes a closer look at the UI and how to configure it to suit the way you work.
Introduction to Problem Solving and Control Statements in Visual Basic 2010
By Paul Deitel, Harvey Deitel
Apr 27, 2011
Before writing a program to solve a problem, you should have a thorough understanding of the problem and a carefully planned approach. In this chapter, you will learn the theory and principles of structured programming with control statements.
The Anatomy of a Visual Basic Project
By Alessandro Del Sole
Jun 23, 2010
Although you can create lots of kinds of projects both for Windows and the Web with Visual Basic 2010, there is a common set of files for each project. In this chapter you learn which files give the structure to each project and how the files influence the building of an application. You also get an overview of references, namespaces, classes, modules, and Visual Basic keywords.
Jumping in with Both Feet: A Visual Basic 2010 Programming Tour
By James Foxall
Jun 2, 2010
New to programming and Visual Basic? James Foxall offers a quick tour of Visual Basic that takes you step by step through creating a complete, albeit small, Visual Basic program.
Jumping in with Both Feet: A Visual Basic 2008 Programming Tour
By James Foxall
Apr 28, 2008
Learn to build a simple yet functional Visual Basic Application.
Windows XP Under the Hood: An Introduction to VBScript
By Brian Knittel
Feb 1, 2008
Brian Knittel introduces VBScript and its most important features.
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.
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.
Seven Steps to Improving Your VB Code
By John Traenkenschuh
Aug 17, 2007
Here are the improvements you must make if you want to be more than a macro writer.
Understanding Program Variables in VBA
By Paul McFedries
Jun 15, 2007
Understanding Program Variables
Mar 19, 2007
Implementing Real-Time Language Translation Using .NET Control Adapters
By Bob Reselman
Dec 29, 2006
Bob Reselman shows how to use the power of .NET control adapters to give run-of-the-mill web controls the ability to provide language translation at runtime.
Using the My Feature in Visual Basic .NET
By Paul Kimmel
Sep 8, 2006
Computer people are great at coming up with clever quips and phrases. One of Paul Kimmel's favorites is the term "syntactic sugar" meaning something that, like sweets, isn't necessary, but tastes good. That's what the My feature is -- syntactic sugar. The difference between the sugary gooey foods you might eat and the My feature is that My is better for you.
Using Geometric Transforms for Text Effects in .NET
By Peter Aitken
May 26, 2006
Peter Aitken points out that text is just a graphic image and therefore can be manipulated like any other graphic. .NET provides some built-in tools for manipulating the size, shape, and orientation of text. Just be sure it remains readable!
Visual Basic 2005: Maximizing the VB Experience with New and Old Features
By John Traenkenschuh
Oct 28, 2005
John Traenkenschuh loved Visual Basic 6, but he has a new amour: VB 2005. It's not just a better-looking interface; Microsoft has apparently listened to users and built a new version that incorporates the best of the old. See if you agree.

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