Programming Microsoft Visual Basic 2005: The Language

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Microsoft Press, 2006 - Computers - 990 pages
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Get the essential, straightforward information you need to master the core capabilities of Visual Basic 2005. Focusing on the language and the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 base class library, a well-known authority on Visual Basic provides both new and experienced developers the pragmatic guidance and examples they need to build innovative solutions.

Discover how to:

  • Compress files, manipulate ACLs, use semaphores, and exploit other new capabilities in the .NET Framework 2.0
  • Implement generics to define a type-safe data structure
  • Use inheritance, polymorphism, interfaces, delegates, and attributes to write flexible applications
  • Use the My namespace to perform common tasks more easily
  • Work with the new editing and debugging features of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
  • Master regular expressions and perform complex text searches and input validation
  • Take advantage of streams, serialization, and threading techniques
  • Implement advanced programming techniques based on custom attributes, reflection, and on-the-fly compilation
  • Interact with legacy code by using PInvoke and COM Interop
  • Understand key differences from Visual Basic 6.0Get code samples on the Web

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About the author (2006)

Francesco Balena is a well-known and highly regarded developer and author. He has written numerous Microsoft Press® books, including the widely acclaimed Programming Microsoft Visual Basic® titles, and edits a popular Web site on .NET programming. Francesco is a cofounder of Code Architects srl, an Italian software company that specializes in using Microsoft technologies to create enterprise-level solutions and programming tools. In addition, he is a regional director for MSDN® Italy, and a frequent speaker at developer conferences.

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