What is this book about?
Microsoft considers Visual Basic.NET to be the language of choice for applications where developer productivity is a top priority. It offers you the ability to program against the .NET Framework, and the most recent version includes tools for programming today's hot mobile applications. This code-laden reference covers VB.NET 2003 from start to finish.
These pages help you discover how to apply object-oriented concepts in design and development to create effective business applications. You will be able to access data using ADO.NET, integrate VB.NET with XML, create both Windows applications and Web services, and much more. Finally, you explore best practices for deploying .NET applications and understand the power of VB.NET in development that targets the Internet as easily as the desktop.
What does this book cover?
Here are just a few of the things you'll discover in this book:
How to create new namespaces and import and alias existing namespaces within projects
Error-handling methods using the Try...Catch...Finally structure
How to work with data binding and update the underlying data source in Windows applications
Methods for developing multithreaded applications
How .NET Remoting is used to exchange serialized objects between clients and servers
The differences between Mobile Web and .NET Compact Framework applications
Who is this book for?
This book is for experienced developers who are making the transition to VB.NET or seeking a deeper understanding of the most common VB.NET programming tasks and concepts.
Table of Contents:
About the Authors.
Chapter 1: What Is Microsoft .NET?
Chapter 2: Introducing VB.NET and VS.NET.
Chapter 3: The Common Language Runtime.
Chapter 4: Variables and Type.
Chapter 5: Object Syntax Introduction.
Chapter 6: Inheritance and Interfaces.
Chapter 7: Applying Objects and Components.
Chapter 8: Namespaces.
Chapter 9: Error Handling.
Chapter 10: Using XML in VB.NET.
Chapter 11: Data Access with ADO.NET.
Chapter 12: Windows Forms.
Chapter 13: Creating Windows Controls.
Chapter 14: Web Forms.
Chapter 15: Creating Web Controls.
Chapter 16: Data Binding.
Chapter 17: Working with Classic COM and Interfaces.
Chapter 18: Component Services.
Chapter 19: Threading.
Chapter 20: Remoting.
Chapter 21: Windows Services.
Chapter 22: Web Services.
Chapter 23: VB.NET and the Internet.
Chapter 24: Security in the .NET Framework.
Chapter 25: Assemblies and Deployment.
Chapter 26: Mobile Application Development.
Appendix A: Upgrading: Using the Visual Basic Compatibility Library.
Rockford Lhotka is the Principal Technology Evangelist for Magenic Technologies, one of the nations premiere Microsoft Gold Certified Partners dedicated to solving today's most challenging business problems using 100% Microsoft tools and technology.
Billy Hollis is a frequent speaker at conferences, including Comdex and VBITS and is MSDN Regional Director of Developer Relations in Nashville, TN for Microsoft.
Bill Evjen is president of the St. Louis .NET User Group, as well as the founder and executive director of the International .NET Association (INETA). Bill, is also an active author and speaker on .NET technologies. Bill is a technical director for Reuters in St. Louis, Missouri.
Bill Sheldon is currently employed as a Principal Engineer with InterKnowlogy. Bill designs software solutions and develops enterprise infrastructure components.
Jonathan Pinnock spends most of his time developing and extending the successful PlatformOne product set that his company, JPA markets to the financial services community.
Rama Ramachandran is VP of Technology with Imperium, a Microsoft Gold Certified partner for E-Commerce. Rama is a MCSD and designs and develops web applications.
Tim McCarthy is a Principal Engineer at InterKnowlogy, where he architects and builds highly scalable n-tier web applications utilizing the latest Microsoft technologies.