Visual Basic 2008 For Dummies
This step-by-step guide walks you through a logical series of tasks that build your skills as you get comfortable with .Net terminology, theory, tools, and design principles. You’ll learn how to build an application in four different architectural styles, and you’ll find out how to make your programs validate input and output, make decisions, and protect themselves from security threats. Discover how to:
- Install the Visual Studio environment
- Write a VB program
- Use Web forms, Windows forms, and Web services
- Establish good programming practices
- Create class libraries
- Write secure applications
- Debug your applications
- Work with strings and “if-then” statements
- Iterate with counted and nested loops
- Pass arguments and get return values
- Access data with VB.NET
- Work with the file system using VB
You’ll also find great tips for working with the VB user interface, using VB.NET in C# programming, troubleshooting your VB programs, taking your programming to the next level, and more! Once you get your hands on Visual Basic 2008 For Dummies, you’ll be programming like a genius in no time!
Part I: Getting to Know .NET Using Visual Basic.
Chapter 1: Wading into Visual Basic.
Chapter 2: Using Visual Studio 2008.
Chapter 3: Designing Applications in VB 2008.
Part II: Building Applications with VB 2008.
Chapter 4: Building Windows Applications.
Chapter 5: Building Web Applications.
Chapter 6: Building Class Libraries.
Chapter 7: Building Web Services.
Chapter 8: Debugging in VB 2008.
Part III: Making Your Programs Work.
Chapter 9: Interpreting Strings and Things.
Chapter 10: Making Decisions in Code.
Chapter 11: Getting Loopy.
Chapter 12: Reusing Code.
Chapter 13: Making Arguments, Earning Returns.
Part IV: Digging into the Framework.
Chapter 14: Writing Secure Code.
Chapter 15: Accessing Data.
Chapter 16: Working with the File System.
Chapter 17: Accessing the Internet.
Chapter 18: Creating Images.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten Tips for Using the VB User Interface.
Chapter 20: Ten Ideas for Taking Your Next Programming Step.
Chapter 21: Ten Resources on the Internet.