Sams Teach Yourself More Visual Basic.NET in 21 Days provides step-by-step coverage of the most important new features of Visual Basic.NET and .NET that will allow programmers to begin creating rich Web applications and Web Services. Intermediate programmers gain the knowledge and skills to be able to design professional Windows applications and Web services. See how to use previous VB skills in this new environment. Covered topics include:
(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Summary, Q&A, and Workshop Section.)
Week 1. At a Glance.
Day 1. Writing Professional Visual Basic Applications.
A Brief Look at What's New in Visual Basic.NET. Taking a Brief Look at the .NET Framework. What Makes a Professional Application? Starting a Demo Project. Controls Added to the Toolbox. Making Controls Come Alive.
What the Common Dialog Is All About. The Many Faces of the Common Dialog Control. The Three Types of Applications.
Working with Toolbars. Adding Menus. Inheriting Forms.
What Is the .NET Framework? Understanding the Common Language Runtime (CLR). Programming in .NET. Working with the .NET Tools.
What Are Objects and Collections? Accessing Objects. Processing Loops.
Scoping Out the Variables. Passing Information. The Vulcan Way or Adding Logic to the Program.
Designing the Form . Putting It All Together. Using the Date Controls.
Professional Applications and the Windows Interface. Using Collections and Other VB Concepts. Designing Complex Forms.
What Is a Database? Building the Initial Design. Creating the Database. Building the Application Prototype.
Designing a Database. Using SQL: The Short Course. Working with the Visual Database Tools.
Visual Basic and Data Access. Working with the ActiveX Data Control. ActiveX Data Objects. Introducing ADO.NET.
Using Custom Controls. Creating a Small Custom Control.
What Is Crystal Reports? Taking a Look Around. Designing the Report. Adding the Crystal Reports Control to Your Application. Creating a User Interface.
Understanding the Types of Errors. The Error Handling Process. Handling Errors.
Understanding What Bugs Are. Finding the Problems. Other Debugging Tools to Use.
Database Design and Access. Enhancing the Application. Using Crystal Reports. Tuning the Application.
Adding Internet Control Access. Coding in HTML.
Introducing ASP.NET. Creating a Simple Web Application. Adding Functionality to the Application.
Reviewing ADO.NET. Adding Database Access to the Application. Using Crystal Reports.
Designing a Help System. Using the HTML Help Workshop. Converting from Older Help Projects. Using Advanced HTML Help Features. Connecting Help to the Visual Basic Application.
Creating the Right Impression. Getting the Application to Perform Better. Using Resource Files
Understanding What Makes Up a Windows Application. Distributing the Application. Ensuring Ownership of Your Code. Making the Final Decision: How to Sell Your Product.
What Is a Web Service? Creating a Simple Web Service.
Internet and the Web. Help and the Application. Finishing the Application.
Day 1, <192>Writing Professional Visual Basic Applications<192>. Day 2, <192>The Face of a Windows Application<192>. Day 3, <192>Creating Simple Forms<192>. Day 4, <192>Understanding the .NET Framework<192>. Day 5, <192>Working with Objects, Collections, and Array Processing<192>. Day 6, <192>Understanding Procedures, Functions, and Logic<192>. Day 7, <192>Building Complex Forms<192>. Day 8, <192>Designing a Database Application<192>. Day 9, <192>Processing Data<192>. Day 10, <192>Accessing the Database<192>. Day 11, <192>Enhancing the Application with Custom Objects<192>. Day 12, <192>Working with Crystal Reports<192>. Day 13, <192>Coping with Error Handling<192>. Day 14, <192>Testing and Debugging the Application<192>. Day 15, <192>Programming for the Internet<192>. Day 16, <192>Creating a Web Application<192>. Day 17, <192>Adding Data Access to the Web<192>. Day 18, <192>Building Online Help<192>. Day 19, <192>Tuning and Tweaking Performance<192>. Day 20, <192>Finishing the Application<192>. Day 21, <192>Working with Web Services<192>.