CAIRO BOOKS's Description
This book is designed to teach you how to write useful programs in Visual
Basic 2010 as quickly and easily as possible.
There are two kinds of beginners for whom this book is ideal:
You're a beginner to programming and you've chosen Visual Basic 2010 as the
place to start. That's a great choice! Visual Basic 2010 is not only easy to
learn, it's also fun to use and very powerful.
You can program in another language but you're a beginner to .NET programming.
Again, you've made a great choice! Whether you've come from Fortran or Visual
Basic 6, you'll find that this book quickly gets you up to speed on what you
need to know to get the most from Visual Basic 2010.
Visual Basic 2010 offers a great deal of functionality in both tools and
language. No one book could ever cover Visual Basic 2010 in its entirety—you
would need a library of books. What this book aims to do is to get you started
as quickly and easily as possible. It shows you the roadmap, so to speak, of
what there is and where to go. Once we've taught you the basics of creating
working applications (creating the windows and controls, how your code should
handle unexpected events, what object-oriented programming is, how to use it in
your applications, and so on) we’ll show you some of the areas you might want
to try your hand at next:
Chapters 1 through 9 provide an introduction to Visual Studio 2010 and Windows
programming. These chapters will help you install the Visual Studio 2010 IDE
you'll use to create Visual Basic 2010 applications and learn your way around
the interface. You'll be introduced to the .NET Framework and the CLR (Common
Language Runtime). You'll learn to use variables, data types, comments,
methods, and control software flow with the If statement and loops. You'll work
with data in arrays, enumerations, constants, structures, ArrayLists,
Collections, and tables. Chapter 6 provides an introduction to XAML and Windows
Presentation Foundation (WPF) programming. XAML and WPF are the most recent
addition to how VB programmers create user interfaces for their applications.
You'll also work with events, create toolbars, buttons, forms, display dialog
boxes, and create menus.
Chapter 10 provides an introduction to application debugging and error
Chapters 11 through 13 provide an introduction to object-oriented programming
(OOP) and building objects. You'll use classes, learn about reusability, work
with constructors and inheritance, and see .NET Framework classes and
namespaces. You’ll learn to work with OOP memory management, class libraries,
you'll register assemblies, and see how to use third party class libraries.
Chapter 14 provides an introduction to creating Windows Forms user controls.
While WPF user interfaces are newer, Windows forms are still in widespread use.
You'll create and test controls and work with their properties.
Chapters 15 and 16 provide an introduction to programming with databases and
covers Access, SQL Server, and ADO.NET. The chapters walk you through the SQL
SELECT statement, Access queries, data access components, and data binding.
Chapters 17 and 18 provide an introduction to Dynamic Data Web Sites and
ASP.NET and show you how to write applications for the Web. You'll work with
the most current ASP.NET 4 web techniques in Visual Studio 2010.
Chapter 19 provides a brief introduction to XML, a powerful tool for
integrating your applications with others—regardless of the language they were
Chapter 20 introduces you to deploying applications using ClickOnce technology.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part
of eBook file.