Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook: Solutions for VB 2005 Programmers

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Sep 28, 2006 - Computers - 713 pages
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This book will help you solve more than 300 of the most common and not-so-common tasks that working Visual Basic 2005 programmers face every day. If you're a seasoned .NET developer, beginning Visual Basic programmer, or a developer seeking a simple and clear migration path from VB6 to Visual Basic 2005, the Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook delivers a practical collection of problem-solving recipes for a broad range of Visual Basic programming tasks.

The concise solutions and examples in the Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook range from simple tasks to the more complex, organized by the types of problems you need to solve. Nearly every recipe contains a complete, documented code sample showing you how to solve the specific problem, as well as a discussion of how the underlying technology works and that outlines alternatives, limitations, and other considerations. As with all O'Reilly Cookbooks, each recipe helps you quickly understand a problem, learn how to solve it, and anticipate potential tradeoffs or ramifications.

Useful features of the book include:

  • Over 300 recipes written in the familiar O'Reilly Problem-Solution-Discussion format
  • Hundreds of code snippets, examples, and complete solutions available for download
  • VB6 updates to alert VB6 programmers to code-breaking changes in Visual Basic 2005
  • Recipes that target Visual Basic 2005 features not included in previous releases
  • Code examples covering everyday data manipulation techniques and language fundamentals
  • Advanced projects focusing on multimedia and mathematical transformations using linear algebraic methods
  • Specialized topics covering files and file systems, printing, and databases

In addition, you'll find chapters on cryptography and compression, graphics, and special programming techniques. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, the Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook is sure to save you time, serving up the code you need, when you need it.

 

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Contents

Visual Basic Programming
1
The Development Environment
21
Application Organization
45
Forms Controls and Other Useful Objects
77
Strings
107
Numbers and Math
175
Dates and Times
255
Arrays and Collections
286
Printing
457
Files and File Systems
473
Databases
526
Special Programming Techniques
545
Exceptions
633
Cryptography and Compression
644
Web Development
671
Index
699

Graphics
319
Multimedia
399

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About the author (2006)

Tim Patrick is a software architect and developer of custom software solutions targeting Microsoft Windows and Web-based users. Tim has over 20 years of experience in software development and software architecture, and is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD). He wrote The Visual Basic DEFANGED_STYLEGuide and its successor, The Visual Basic .NET Style Guide, and recently co-authored O'Reilly's Visual Basic 2005 in a Nutshell.

John Clark Craig's programming experiences and interests go back quite a ways. In 1974 he was programming a DEC PDP8E attached to a teletype and running a paper tape loaded version of FOCAL, a simple programming language similar to BASIC. Over the years, John programmed in just about every version of the BASIC language available, and authored several books on the subject along the way. During John's career as a full-time Software Engineer, he has worked on several fascinating energy and environmental projects. Currently, he's enjoying his software guru position working with a small team of bright R&D engineers as they create the next generation of high-tech self-erecting towers for the world's largest wind turbines.

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