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Visual Basic 2012 Programmer’s Reference


The comprehensive guide to Visual Basic 2012

Microsoft 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. In this edition of the bestselling Wrox guide, Visual Basic expert Rod Stephens offers novice and experienced developers a comprehensive tutorial and reference to Visual Basic 2012. This latest edition introduces major changes to the Visual Studio development platform, including support for developing mobile applications that can take advantage of the Windows 8 operating system.

  • This new edition includes information on developing Win8-compatible Metro applications using pre-loaded templates
  • Explores the new design features and support for WPF designers
  • Explains how to develop Windows smartphone apps
  • Covers new VB language features such as Asynch and Await

Visual Basic 2012 Programmer’s Reference is the programmer’s go-to reference for the 2012 edition of Visual Basic.

From the Back Cover
Learn to write code that leverages the latest features of Visual Basic 2012

Visual Basic 2012 is packed with powerful features and this book will help you master them all. You’ll gain a solid understanding of essential Visual Basic topics and begin applying the information to perform a host of important development tasks. The tutorials inside are filled with code examples and the best methods for using them to write your own programs. Soon you’ll be building sophisticated applications as you learn to get the most out of forms, windows, controls, and other objects that help make Visual Basic such a popular programming language.

Visual Basic 2012 Programmer’s Reference:

  • Explores the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) from a developer’s point of view
  • Covers the objects a program uses to build a user interface and implement the program’s functionality
  • Shows how to perform specific tasks and why one approach might be better than another
  • Discusses the fundamental concepts of object-oriented programming
  • Uncovers how an application can interact with its environment, including loading data in external sources
  • Offers a quick review of the syntax for particular commands

Table of Contents
PART I: IDE
Chapter 1. Introduction to the IDE
Chapter 2. Menus, Toolbars, and Windows
Chapter 3. Windows Forms Designer
Chapter 4. WPF Designer
Chapter 5. Visual Basic Code Editor
Chapter 6. Debugging

PART II: GETTING STARTED
Chapter 7. Selecting Windows Forms Controls
Chapter 8. Using Windows Forms Controls
Chapter 9. Windows Forms
Chapter 10. Selecting WPF Controls
Chapter 11. Using WPF Controls
Chapter 12. WPF Windows
Chapter 13. Program and Module Structure
Chapter 14. Data Types, Variables, and Constants
Chapter 15. Operators
Chapter 16. Subroutines and Functions
Chapter 17. Program Control Statements
Chapter 18. Error Handling
Chapter 19. Database Controls and Objects
Chapter 20. LINQ
Chapter 21. Metro-Style Applications

PART III: OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING
Chapter 22. OOP Concepts
Chapter 23. Classes and Structures
Chapter 24. Namespaces
Chapter 25. Collection Classes
Chapter 26. Generics

PART IV: INTERACTING WITH THE ENVIRONMENT
Chapter 27. Printing
Chapter 28. Configuration and Resources
Chapter 29. Streams
Chapter 30. Filesystem Objects

PART V: APPENDICES
Appendix A. Useful Control Properties, Methods, and Events
Appendix B. Variable Declarations and Data Types
Appendix C. Operators
Appendix D. Subroutine and Function Declarations
Appendix E. Control Statements
Appendix F. Error Handling
Appendix G. Windows Forms Controls and Components
Appendix H. WPF Controls
Appendix I. Visual Basic Power Pack
Appendix J. Form Objects
Appendix K. Classes and Structures
Appendix L. LINQ
Appendix M. Generics
Appendix N. Graphics
Appendix O. Useful Exception Classes
Appendix P. Date and Time Format Specifiers
Appendix Q. Other Format Specifiers
Appendix R. The Application Class
Appendix S. The My Namespace
Appendix T. Streams
Appendix U. Filesystem Classes
Appendix V. Visual Studio Versions

Book Details

  • Paperback: 840 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox (August 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118314077
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118314074
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  1. madcracker says:

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