Visual Basic .NET and the .NET Platform: An Advanced Guide
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET provides the productivity features developers need to rapidly create enterprise-critical Web applications. In Visual Basic .NET and the .NET Platform: An Advanced Guide, author Andrew Troelsen shows developers how to use VB .NET for developing virtually every possible kind of .NET application. From Windows-based to Web-based applications, ADO .NET, XML Web services, and object-oriented language features, it's all here. There are detailed discussions of every aspect of .NET development and useful examples with no toy code™.
Troelsen starts with a brief philosophy of the VB .NET language and then quickly moves to key technical and architectural issues for .NET developers. Not only is there extensive coverage of the .NET framework, but Troelsen also describes the new object-oriented features of VB .NET including nested classes, inheritance and interface-based programming techniques. Readers also learn how to use VB .NET to accomplish object serialization, data access with ADO .NET, and building (and interacting with) .NET Web Services.
Written in the same five-star style as his previous two books Developer's Workshop to COM and ATL 3.0 and C# and the .NET Platform, this is the comprehensive book on VB .NET and that developers have been waiting for!
Chapter 1: The Philosophy of .NET
Chapter 2: Building Visual Basic .NET Applications
Chapter 3: VB .NET Language Fundamentals
Chapter 4: Object-Oriented Programming with VB .NET
Chapter 5: Interfaces and Collections
Chapter 6: Delegates, Events, and Callback Interfaces
Chapter 7: Assemblies, Threads, and AppDomains
Chapter 8: Type Reflection and Attribute-Based Programming
Chapter 9: Building a Better Window (Introducing Windows Forms)
Chapter 10: A Better Painting Framework (GDI+)
Chapter 11: Programming with Windows Form Controls
Chapter 12: Input, Output, and Object Serialization
Chapter 13: Interacting with Unmanaged Code
Chapter 14: Data Access with ADO.NET
Chapter 15: Web Development and ASP.NET
Chapter 16: Building (and Understanding) Web Services