Special Edition Using Visual Basic .Net

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Que Publishing, 2001 - Computers - 830 pages
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Microsoft's .NET initiative created drastic changes in the Visual Studio line of products, and as a result a lot of Visual Basic developers feel like they are beginners all over again. Special Edition Using Visual Basic.NET will offer in-depth explorations of new features so that both experienced programmers and novices will feel comfortable making the transition to .NET. Although a major portion of the book is devoted to Internet applications, the book covers more general topics than many other books. Features of Visual Basic that will be explained include database access, controls, and best coding and practices. These features will be explored in detail, with extensive use of example programs and screen captures.

 

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Contents

CONTENTS
1
Working with the
4
Interacting with Other
5
System Suggestions
7
Visual Basic
11
The Importance of Application
14
Creating Your First Windows
21
Coding Your Programs Actions
38
Using Graphics
369
MDI Applications
383
Displaying a New Child Form
392
Horizontally
398
From Here
411
Every effort has been made to make this book as complete
424
Adding Your Custom Controls
430
Using HTML with ASP NET
447

Running Your Program
45
Enhancing Your Web Application
61
Troubleshooting Web Applications
68
Understanding the Development
75
The Visual Studio Net Work Area
85
Advanced Controls 309
93
in the IDE
104
Troubleshooting
112
Understanding Namespaces
119
Introduction to Debugging
128
From Here
135
Understanding Data Types
143
Using Date and Time Values
157
Working with Strings
163
Understanding Regional Settings
174
Understanding If Statements
180
Structuring Your Code Logically
188
The PopUp Eliminator
195
Managing Program Tasks with
201
Working with Function Procedures
214
From Here
221
Using a New Class in
236
Using Remoting to Work with
242
From Here
250
Building Windows Applications
251
Adding Menus to Your Forms
263
Working with Multiple Forms
274
From Here
280
Controls for Making Choices
291
Specialized Date Input Controls
314
From Here
333
Warning and Disclaimer
345
From Here
356
User PC Differences
362
Using ASP NETs Builtin Classes
455
Creating a Web Photo
465
From Here
473
Writing Code Behind a Web Form
479
Managing Your Web Application
486
From Here
499
Validating User Input
509
Working with Lists and Grids
515
SpecialPurpose Web Controls
524
From Here
531
Introducing the Structured Query
546
Using the SELECT Statement
554
Using SQL Action Statements
564
Using Disconnected Recordsets
591
Using ADO NET ADO
599
Understanding DataSets
613
Building a Reusable Data Access
627
Creating and Using Reports
637
Using Crystal Reports
650
Working with Files
667
Working with File Streams
681
Accessing the Registry
687
Using Files
697
Excel
700
Remote Controlling Microsoft
709
Studio
718
Monitoring Application
730
Writing a Pocket PC Application
741
From Here
760
Setting Options for the Setup
767
B Tips on Conversion from VB6
774
Converting an Existing VB6 Project
780
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About the author (2001)

Brian Siler has been developing Visual Basic applications since 1994. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Memphis in 1995. In addition to his day job as lead systems analyst for a major hotel corporation, Brian occasionally develops custom VB applications for other individuals. He has created many types of computer programs, including client/server, Active Server Pages, and "n-tier" Web applications. Brian is familiar with a variety of databases, including Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, and Microsoft Access. Additional information about some of Brian's VB projects as well as sample source code is available on the Web at http://www.vbinsider.com. He has coauthored two previous Visual Basic books. Brian may be contacted via e-mail at bsiler@vbinsider.com.

Jeff Spotts is a financial systems advisor for Federal Express Corporation. A 1980 graduate of the University of Memphis, he also teaches programming classes at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis. In addition, he develops custom applications for individuals and businesses and has a growing portfolio of Visual Basic database applications plus a variety of Web-based systems using VBScript and Active Server Pages. Jeff is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), has been involved with computer hardware and software since the late 1970s, and has been programming with Visual Basic since just after its introduction. Jeff is a coauthor (with Brian Siler) of Que's Special Edition Using Visual Basic 6 and has contributed to several other titles. He may be contacted via e-mail at jspotts@vbinsider.com.

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