Professional Visual Basic 2008

  • 25h 39m
  • Bill Evjen, Bill Sheldon, Billy Hollis, Kent Sharkey
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2008

The 2008 version of Visual Basic is tremendously enhanced and introduces dramatic new concepts, techniques, and features to this popular object-oriented language. Written by an elite author team who are sympathetic to the challenges of learning VB 2008, this comprehensive book provides a clear and concise approach to using VB 2008 in the ever-expanding .NET world.

This book focuses on using the latest and most powerful tools from the Microsoft arsenal within your Visual Basic solutions. Looking closely at LINQ, AJAX, a new Visual Studio and more, you'll be able to take lessons from this book and apply them to what you are doing today. You'll examine everything from the .NET Framework to the best practices for deploying .NET applications to database access and integrating with other technologies, such as COM and XML.

What you will learn from this book

  • The core elements of VB 2008 as well as full syntax of all the new additions the language offers
  • Ways that the Common Language Runtime (CLR) is responsible for managing the execution of code compiled on the .NET platform
  • How VB is used in the creation, installation, running, and debugging of Windows Services
  • How to work with the new SQL Server 2008 along with your .NET applications
  • The many features of Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation
  • Ways to take advantage of the abilities of LINQ
  • The new web technology introduced by SilverlightTM

Who this book is for

This book is for experienced developers who are looking to transition to the latest version of Visual Basic.

In this Book

  • Visual Basic 2008 Core Elements
  • Object Syntax Introduction
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • The Common Language
  • Localization
  • Generics
  • Namespaces
  • Exception Handling and Debugging
  • Data Access with ADO.NET 3.5
  • Using XML in Visual Basic 2008
  • LINQ
  • Security in the .NET Framework
  • Visual Studio 2008
  • Working with SQL Server
  • Windows Forms
  • Windows Forms Advanced Features
  • Windows Presentation Foundation
  • Integrating WPF and Windows Forms
  • Working with ASP.NET 3.5
  • ASP.NET 3.5 Advanced Features
  • Silverlight Development
  • Visual Studio Tools for Office
  • Assemblies
  • Deployment
  • Working with Classic COM and Interfaces
  • Threading
  • Windows Workflow Foundation
  • XML Web Services
  • Remoting
  • Enterprise Services
  • Network Programming
  • Windows Communication Foundation
  • Windows Services
  • Visual Basic and the Internet