More than just a language reference: the most comprehensive guide to building outstanding software with Visual Basic 2012
Packed with practical examples, robust sample code, and expert tips from a leader of the worldwide VB community.
Fully updated for Windows 8, .NET 4.5, and Windows Phone development.
Offers invaluable guidance for thousands of long-time VB developers who want to learn the right way to develop object-oriented software.
Visual Basic 2012 Unleashed is the most comprehensive, practical reference to modern object-oriented programming with Visual Basic 2012. Written by Visual Basic MVP Alessandro Del Sole, a long-time leader of the global VB community, this book illuminates the core of the VB language and demonstrates its effective use in a wide variety of programming scenarios. Del Sole covers both Visual Basic 2012 Professional Edition for professional developers and the Express Edition for hobbyists, novices, and students. Writing for VB programmers at all levels of experience, he walks through using VB 2012 for data access, user interface development, networking, communication, and many other tasks. For those moving from structured languages, including VB 6, he offers detailed guidance on building effective object-oriented code. He also demonstrates how to make the most of the underlying .NET platform to write more robust and powerful software. This book's broad coverage includes advanced features such as generics and collections; a thorough introduction to the Visual Studio 2012 IDE and Visual Studio Team System; a full section on data access with ADO. NET and LINQ; practical overviews of WPF and WCF; coverage of web and cloud development with Silverlight and Azure; and advanced topics such as multithreading, testing, and deployment.