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Learn VB.NET Through Game Programming

by: Matthew Tagliaferra

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On-line Price: TBAPaperbackpackage, 408

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Publisher: APRESS,2003/08/30

Category: VB.NET Level:

ISBN: 1590591143
ISBN13: 9781590591147

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Teaches object-oriented programming quickly and easily!

Game examples make for fun learning!

Shows both the wrong way and the right way through an intuitive and innovative approach to learning

Written in a peer-to-peer language, easily accessible to young coders

Beginning programmers often motivate themselves by creating a first project in a subject that they are interested in. Many young programmers are interested in game programming. Learn VB .NET Through Game Programming! is a self-paced learning title designed to help any developer master the basics of object-oriented programming (OOP) with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET. Unlike other books on OOP, this easy to understand book provides readers with peer-level language, while it illustrates concepts with definitive and intuitive game programming examples.

          Author Information

  matthew tagliaferri - matthew tagliaferri has been writing software since 1982. He has written three previous computer programming titles including Visual Basic .NET Codemaster's Library(Sybex, 2002), The Quake Level Design Handbook(Sybex, 1997), The Duke Nukem 3D Level Design Handbook(Duke Nukem Games) (Sybex, 1996). tagliaferri has worked on software for internal corporate use, as well as software to be sold in the retail market. tagliaferri's corporate software area of specialty is executive information database systems and the retail software includes popular game-related software including the Doom ][ Screen Saver and the qED, a popular level editing program for the game Quake.

  Chapter 1: Developing Your First Game

Chapter 2: Writing Your First Game, Again

Chapter 3: Understanding Object-Oriented Programming from the Start

Chapter 4: More OOPing Around

Chapter 5: Understanding Polymorphism

Chapter 6: Using Polymorphism via Interfaces

Chapter 7: Creating Multiplayer Games

Chapter 8: Using DirectX

Chapter 9 Learning Other Object-Oriented Programming Topics

Appendix A: The Basics of Visual Basic

Appendix B: Using POV-RAY and Moray

Appendix C: Using the BMPStitch Utility