From the author of the highly acclaimed Book of VB .NET comes this comprehensive introduction to Visual Basic 2005, the newest version of Microsoft’s popular programming language. If you’re a developer who is new to the language, you will learn to use VB 2005 effectively. If you’re from the old school of VB but haven’t yet made the jump to .NET, you will be able to make the transition seamlessly. And you won’t have to wade through boring, unnecessary material before you get there.
This guide covers all the necessities, ditching jargon and getting right to the substance of how to:
Conversational in tone and eminently readable, this book tackles VB 2005’s hot new features and explains how to work with .NET, but it doesn’t water the information down for beginners. After a brief overview of changes from VB 6, you’ll get real-world examples in each chapter that will get you up to speed and ready to perform in the VB 2005 environment. Helpful code examples, references to additional online material, and tips on planning, design, and architecture round out The Book of Visual Basic 2005.
Professional developers who need to master VB 2005 will want this book by their side.
About the Author
Matthew MacDonald is a developer, author, and educator in all things Visual Basic and .NET. He’s worked with Visual Basic and ASP since their initial versions, and written over a dozen books on the subject, including The Book of VB .NET (No Starch Press) and Visual Basic 2005: A Developer's Notebook (O’Reilly).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The .NET Revolution
Sample chapter posted
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"A well-written book in the clear, plain English, understandable style of an experienced author who knows his subject thoroughly . . . If you are ready to make the transition from Classic VB to VB2005, this book will be of great assistance to you in that process."
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