Pro .NET 2.0 Windows Forms and Custom Controls in VB 2005

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Apress, Feb 1, 2007 - Computers - 1080 pages

Pro .NET 2.0 Windows Forms and Custom Controls in VB 2005 is the VB 2005 version of the authors best-selling and highly-reviewed Pro .NET 2.0 Windows Forms and Custom Controls in C#. Renowned author Matthew MacDonald shows Visual Basic 2005 programmers how to design flexible, user-friendly Windows interfaces. And, you’ll learn the best practices and design tips for coding these user interfaces.

Although this book is not a reference manual, it contains detailed discussions about user interface elements that you will use on a regular basis. You will learn to use .NET controls as well as to extend those .NET controls with your own custom controls.

 

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Contents

User Interface Architecture
3
Control Basics
41
Forms
71
The Classic Controls
109
Images and Resources
151
Lists and Trees
173
Drawing with GDI+
209
Data Binding
263
Sound and Video
577
The WebBrowser
589
Validation and Masked Editing
611
Multiple and Single Document Interfaces
651
Multithreading
689
Dynamic Interfaces and Layout Engines
729
Help Systems
777
Skinned Forms and Animated Buttons
811

Custom Control Basics
321
User Controls
337
Derived Controls
365
OwnerDrawn Controls
389
DesignTime Support for Custom Controls
425
Tool Menu and Status Strips
477
The DataGridView
519
Dynamic Drawing with a Design Surface
839
Custom Extender Providers
871
Advanced DesignTime Support
885
Creating Usable Interfaces
927
ClickOnce
943
INDEX
963
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Matthew MacDonald is an author,educator, and MCSD developer who has a passion for emerging technologies. He isthe author of more than a dozen books about .NET programming. In a dimly-remembered past life, he studied English literature and theoretical physics.

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