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Created by world-renowned programming instructors Paul and Harvey Deitel,Visual Basic 2008 How to Program, Fourth Editionintroduces all facets of the Visual Basic 2008 language hands-on, through hundreds of working programs.This book has been thoroughly updated to reflect the major innovations Microsoft has incorporated in Visual Basic 2008 and .NET 3.5; all discussions and sample code have been carefully audited against the newest Visual Basic language specification. The many new platform features covered in depth in this edition include: LINQ data queries, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), ASP.NET Ajax and the Microsoft Ajax Library, Silverlight-based rich Internet application development, and creating Web services with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). New language features introduced in this edition: object anonymous types, object initializers, implicitly typed local variables and arrays, delegates, lambda expressions, and extension methods. A series of appendices provide essential programming reference material on topics ranging from number systems to the Visual Studio Debugger, UML 2 to Unicode and ASCII.AUDIENCE:Appropriate for anyone interested in learning programming with Visual Basic 2008.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Computers, the Internet and Visual Basic
Introduction to the Visual Basic Express 2008 IDE
Introduction to Visual Basic Programming
Introduction to Classes and Objects
Methods: A Deeper Look
Introduction to LINQ and Collections
Classes and Objects: A Deeper Look
Object-Oriented Programming: Inheritance
Object-Oriented Programming: Polymorphism
Graphical User Interfaces with Windows Forms
Graphical User Interfaces with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and XAML
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Graphics
Strings, Characters and Regular Expressions
Files and Streams
Extensible Markup Language (XML) and LINQ to XML
Databases, LINQ to SQL
ASP.NET and ASP.NET Ajax
Web Services and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
MicrosoftÂ“ Silverlightaao and Rich Internet Applications
Data Structures.and Generic Collections
Operator Precedence Chart
Using the Visual StudioÂ“ Debugger
ATM Case Study Code
UML 2: Additional Diagram Types
ASCII Character Set
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