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Visual Basic expert Rod Stephens shows you how to leverage the latest features of VB 2010Microsoft Visual Basic (VB) is the most popular programming language in the world, with millions of lines of code used in businesses and applications of all types and sizes. The new release of Visual Basic 2010 is tightly integrated with the Windows operating system and the .NET programming environment. Renowned VB authority Rod Stephens provides a comprehensive guide to Visual Basic programming, including the latest enhancements to the VB language and programming environment with Visual Studio 2010 The tutorial is packed with detailed and practical code examples that show readers how to master all of the features of VB. Visual Basic authority Rod Stephens presents a must-have resource on Visual Basic, the most popular programming language in the word Fully covers the newest features of Visual Basic 2010, such as array literals and initializers, collection initializers, implicit line continuation, Lambda expressions, and more Features extensively revised and tested code to ensure compliance with the latest releaseWith this essential resource, you'll be able to quickly review the details of important programming, objects, properties, methods, and events.
Rod Stephens frequently writes for such magazines as Visual Basic Developer, Visual Basic Programmer's Journal, and Dr. Dobb's Journal. His web site (vb-helper.com) receives several million hits per month. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Visual Basic Programmer's Reference, both the 2005 and 2008 editions.
Table of Contents
PART I: IDEI.
CHAPTER 1 Introduction to the IDE.
CHAPTER 2 Menus, Toolbars, and Windows.
CHAPTER 3 Customization.
CHAPTER 4 Windows Forms Designer.
CHAPTER 5 WPF Designer.
CHAPTER 6 Visual Basic Code Editor.
CHAPTER 7 Debugging.
PART II: GETTING STARTED.
CHAPTER 8 Selecting Windows Forms Controls.
CHAPTER 9 Using Windows Forms Controls.
CHAPTER 10 Windows Forms.
CHAPTER 11 Selecting WPF Controls.
CHAPTER 12 Using WPF Controls.
CHAPTER 13 WPF Windows.
CHAPTER 14 Program and Module Structure.
CHAPTER 15 Data Types, Variables, and Constants.
CHAPTER 16 Operators.
CHAPTER 17 Subroutines and Functions.
CHAPTER 18 Program Control Statements.
CHAPTER 19 Error Handling.
CHAPTER 20 Database Controls and Objects.
CHAPTER 21 LINQ.
CHAPTER 22 Custom Controls.
.CHAPTER 23 Drag and Drop, and the Clipboard.
CHAPTER 24 UAC Security.
PART III OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING.
CHAPTER 25 OOP Concepts.
CHAPTER 26 Classes and Structures.
CHAPTER 27 Namespaces.
CHAPTER 28 Collection Classes.
CHAPTER 29 Generics.
PART IV: GRAPHICS.
CHAPTER 30 Drawing Basics.
CHAPTER 31 Brushes, Pens, and Paths.
CHAPTER 32 Text.
CHAPTER 33 Image Processing.
CHAPTER 34 Printing.
PART V: INTERACTING WITH THE ENVIRONMENT.
CHAPTER 35 Confi guration and Resources.
CHAPTER 36 Streams.
CHAPTER 37 File-System Objects.
CHAPTER 38 Windows Communication Foundation.
CHAPTER 39 Useful Namespaces.
PART VI: APPENDIXES.
APPENDIX A Useful Control Properties, Methods, and Events.