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Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 2008 in 24 Hours: Complete Starter Kit

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Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 2008 in 24 Hours: Complete Starter Kit

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  • Copyright 2008
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 576
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-7686-7843-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7686-7843-7

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In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you will be up and running with Visual Basic 2008. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds upon a real-world foundation forged in both technology and business matters, allowing you to learn the essentials of Visual Basic 2008 from the ground up. Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common questions, issues, and tasks. The Q&A section, quizzes, and exercises help you build and test your knowledge.

By the Way notes present interesting pieces of information. Did You Know? tips offer advice or teach an easier way to do something. Watch Out! cautions advise you about potential problems and help you steer clear of disaster.

Learn how to…

  • Use the powerful design environment of Visual Studio 2008
  • Design feature-rich interfaces using components such as tree views and tabs
  • Create robust applications using modern error-handling
  • Draw fast graphics using GDI+
  • Build a database application using ADO.NET
  • Distribute a Visual Basic 2008 Application
  • Manipulate the Windows Registry
  • Create, read, and write text files
  • Use event-driven techniques to build responsive applications

DVD Includes: Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

PART I: The Visual Basic 2008 Environment

HOUR 1 Jumping in with Both Feet: A Visual Basic 2008 Programming Tour 7

HOUR 2 Navigating Visual Basic 2008 33

HOUR 3 Understanding Objects and Collections 63

HOUR 4 Understanding Events 85

PART II: Building a User Interface

HOUR 5 Building Forms: The Basics 105

HOUR 6 Building Forms: Advanced Techniques 127

HOUR 7 Working with Traditional Controls 155

HOUR 8 Using Advanced Controls 183

HOUR 9 Adding Menus and Toolbars to Forms 203

PART III: Making Things Happen: Programming

HOUR 10 Creating and Calling Code Procedures 229

HOUR 11 Using Constants, Data Types, Variables, and Arrays 249

HOUR 12 Performing Arithmetic, String Manipulation, and Date/Time Adjustments 281

HOUR 13 Making Decisions in Visual Basic Code 305

HOUR 14 Looping for Efficiency 323

HOUR 15 Debugging Your Code 337

HOUR 16 Designing Objects Using Classes 361

HOUR 17 Interacting with Users 381

PART IV: Working with Data

HOUR 18 Working with Graphics 405

HOUR 19 Performing File Operations 425

HOUR 20 Working with Text Files and the Registry 443

HOUR 21 Working with a Database 467

HOUR 22 Controlling Other Applications Using Automation 485

PART V: Deploying Solutions and Beyond

HOUR 23 Deploying Applications 499

HOUR 24 The 10,000-Foot View 509



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