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Beginning Visual Basic 2012

The ultimate beginner’s guide to programming in Visual Basic 2012

Visual Basic, used to write Windows applications and web apps with ASP.NET, is an essential language for beginning programmers. Using the time-tested Wrox approach, this guide provides a step-by-step format that gets beginners up and running quickly and confidently. Essential topics covered include writing Windows applications, working with dialog boxes and menus, object oriented programming techniques, programming for graphics, using Visual Basic with ASP.NET for web apps, and dealing with data access and SQL Server.

  • Visual Basic is a popular first language for beginning programmers; this Wrox beginner’s guide covers all aspects of the newest version
  • Uses a basic, step-by-step approach to help beginners learn quickly and easily
  • Covers essential topics including flow control, data structure, writing Windows applications, error handling and debugging, objects and object oriented techniques, and class libraries
  • Explains Windows Forms, graphics programming, accessing databases, web programming using Visual Basic with ASP.NET, data access, SQL Server, ADO.NET, and XML

Beginning Visual Basic 2012 is a must-have for programming newcomers who want to get a solid footing in one of the most important programming languages.

From the Back Cover
Dive into the exciting world of Visual Basic programming

Whether you want to create desktop programs, build web applications, or develop your own Windows 8 Apps, Visual Basic 2012 gets you there, and this book shows you how. With the help of step-by-step tasks and sample code, you’ll be programming your first Visual Basic applications in no time. You’ll gain a solid understanding of the language and progress to more advanced topics that take your skills to the next level. With your improved skill set, you’ll be amazed by the solutions you can create.

Beginning Visual Basic 2012:

  • Takes you through the basics of writing software and controlling the flow of the program
  • Describes how to work with data structures, use XAML, and build Windows® applications
  • Covers debugging and the use of structured error handling
  • Shows how to build class libraries, use strong names, and register assemblies
  • Discusses database programming with SQL Server® and ADO.NET
  • Explores the basic components of web applications and dives into building websites
  • Examines the new style for developing Windows 8 touch applications

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Welcome to Visual Basic 2012
Chapter 2. The Microsoft .NET Framework
Chapter 3. Writing Software
Chapter 4. Controlling the Flow
Chapter 5. Working with Data Structures
Chapter 6. Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
Chapter 7. Building Windows Applications
Chapter 8. Displaying Dialogs
Chapter 9. Creating Menus
Chapter 10. Debugging and Error Handling
Chapter 11. Building Objects
Chapter 12. Advanced Object-Oriented Techniques
Chapter 13. Building Class Libraries
Chapter 14. Creating Windows Forms User Controls
Chapter 15. Accessing Data Using Structured Query Language
Chapter 16. Database Programming with SQL Server and ADO.NET
Chapter 17. Dynamic Data Website
Chapter 18. ASP.NET
Chapter 19. Deploying Your Application
Chapter 20. Windows 8 Apps

Appendix A. Exercise Solutions
Appendix B. Where to Now?

Book Details

  • Paperback: 744 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox (September 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118311817
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118311813
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  1. Wow! says:

    Updated PDF version 🙂

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