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Teach yourself the fundamentals of working with Visual Basic 2008'”one step at a time. With STEP BY STEP, you work at your own pace through hands-on, learn-by-doing exercises. Whether you're a beginning programmer or new to this specific language, you'll understand the core capabilities and fundamental techniques for Visual Basic 2008'”and rapidly build robust, elegant applications. Each chapter puts you to work, showing you how, when, and why to use the latest features of Visual Basic'”guiding you each step of the way as you create actual components and working applications for Windows. You'll also explore data management and Web-based development topics. PLUS'”get practice files with sample code and data sets on the companion CD.
Michael Halvorson has written more than 30 books, including the popular Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Step by Step, Microsoft Office XP Inside Out, and Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Professional Step by Step. A former Visual Basic localization manager at Microsoft, Michael is a professor at Pacific Lutheran University.
Table of Contents
Getting Started with Microsoft Visual Basic 2008
Exploring the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment
Writing Your First Program
Working with Toolbox Controls
Working with Menus, Toolbars, and Dialog Boxes
Visual Basic Variables and Formulas, and the .NET Framework
Using Decision Structures
Using Loops and Timers
Debugging Visual Basic Programs
Trapping Errors by Using Structured Error Handling
Creating Modules and Procedures
Using Arrays to Manage Numeric and String Data
Working with Collections and the System.Collections Namespace
Exploring Text Files and String Processing
Designing the User Interface
Managing Windows Forms and Controls at Run Time
Adding Graphics and Animation Effects
Inheriting Forms and Creating Base Classes
Working with Printers
Database and Web Programming
Getting Started with ADO.NET
Data Presentation Using the DataGridView Control
Creating Web Sites and Web Pages by Using Visual Web Developer and ASP.NET
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