Programming VB .NET: A Guide for Experienced Programmers
Gary Cornell, Jonathan Morrison
In Programming VB .NET: A Guide for Experienced Programmers, Gary Cornell and Jonathan Morrison carefully explain the exciting new features of Visual Basic .NET. Since VB .NET is, for all practical purposes, a whole new language even for the most experienced Visual Basic programmers, developers need to think differently about many familiar topics. Cornell and Morrison are there to help you with careful discussions of each topic.
All experienced programmers wishing to take advantage of the amazing new powers of VB .NET will benefit from their careful treatment of fundamental topics including inheritance, interfaces, and exception handling, as well as all the powerful new features such as stream-based I/O and true multithreading.
Cornell and Morrison write from the point of view of the experienced programmer, with constant references to the changes from earlier versions of VB. Developers learn how to use VB .NET for database programming through ADO.NET and Web programming through ASP.NET. After reading Programming VB .NET: A Guide for Experienced Programmers, developers will have a firm grasp of the exciting new VB .NET language and its uses in creating powerful .NET applications.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The VB .NET IDE: Visual Studio .NET
Chapter 3: Expressions, Operators, and Control Flow
Chapter 4: Classes and Objects (with a Short Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming)
Chapter 5: Inheritance and Interfaces
Chapter 6: Event Handling and Delegates
Chapter 7: Error Handling the VB .NET Way: Living with Exceptions
Chapter 8: Windows Forms, Drawing, and Printing
Chapter 9: Input/Output
Chapter 10: Multithreading
Chapter 11: A Brief Introduction to Database Access with VB .NET
Chapter 12: A Brief Overview of ASP .NET
Chapter 13: .NET Assemblies, Deployment, and COM Interop