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Visual Basic 2005 How to Program, 3rd Edition

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Visual Basic 2005 How to Program, 3rd Edition


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• Full color – Program listings now include syntax coloring of code to help readers better interpret the code.

Signature “Live Code™ Approach” – Language features are presented in the context of a wide variety of complete working programs.

– Features thousands of lines of code in hundreds of complete working programs.

– Enables students to confirm that programs run as expected. – Students can also manipulate the code from the CD-ROM in the back of the book or from the book's Companion Website (www.prenhall.com/deitel) or from the author's website (www.deitel.com).

Outstanding, consistent and applied pedagogy:

– Icons throughout identify Software Engineering Observations; Good Programming Practices; Common Programming Errors; Portability Tips; Performance Tips, Testing and Debugging Tips, and Look-and-Feel Observations.

– Provides hundreds of valuable programming tips and facilitates learning.

• Extensive set of interesting exercises and substantial projects.

– Enables students to apply what they've learned in each chapter.


  • Copyright 2006
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 1568
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-186900-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-186900-4

With Visual Basic.NET, Microsoft transforms Visual Basic into a supercharged tool for developing next-generation Web services and Windows applications. Now, learn Visual Basic.NET hands-on, through thousands of lines of live code in hundreds of complete working programs -- explained with exceptional clarity by the renowned programming trainers of Deitel & Associates! KEY TOPICS: Visual Basic.NET How to Program starts by introducing the Visual Studio.NET development environment; then covers all key VB.NET programming fundamentals, from control structures to methods, arrays, and object-oriented programming. It delivers in-depth coverage of VB.NET GUI development; multithreading; graphics and multimedia; XML programming; database development with SQL and ADO.NET; building Web Forms and Web Services with ASP.NET; network programming; data structures; accessibility; and more. The book contains hundreds of real-world tips and techniques for writing high-quality code, improving performance and reliability, and efficient debugging. MARKET: For all beginning programmers -- and developers experienced with traditional languages -- who want to master Visual Basic.NET quickly.

Sample Content

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter begins with an Introduction.)

Chapter 1 : Introduction to Computers, Internet and Visual Basic

Chapter 2: Introduction to Visual Basic Express 2005 IDE

Chapter 3: Introduction to Visual Basic Programming

Chapter 4: Introduction to Classes and Objects

Chapter 5: Control Statements: Part 1

Chapter 6: Control Statements: Part 2

Chapter 7: Procedures

Chapter 8: Arrays

Chapter 9: Object-Based Programming: Classes and Objects

Chapter 10: Object-Oriented Programming: Inheritance

Chapter 11: Object-Oriented Programming: Polymorphism

Chapter 12: Exception Handling

Chapter 13: Graphical User Interface Concepts: Part 1

Chapter 14: Graphical User Interface Concepts: Part 2

Chapter 15: Multithreading

Chapter 16: Strings, Characters and Regular Expressions

Chapter 17: Graphics and Multimedia

Chapter 18: Files and Streams

Chapter 19: Extensible Markup Language (XML)

Chapter 20: Database, SQL and ADO.NET

Chapter 21: ASP.NET, Web Forms and Web Controls

Chapter 22: Web Services

Chapter 23: Networking: Streams-Based Sockets and Datagrams

Chapter 24: Data Structures

Chapter 25: Collections (Non-Generic)

Chapter 26: Generics and Generic Collections

Chapter 27: Other Topics

Appendix A: Operator Precedence Chart

Appendix B: Number Systems

Appendix C: Visual Studio .NET Debugger

Appendix D: ASCII Character Set

Appendix E: Unicode

Appendix F: Introduction to XHTML: Part 1

Appendix G: Introduction to XHTML: Part 2

Appendix H: HTML/XHTML Special Characters

Appendix I: HTML/XHTML Colors


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