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Professional Visual Basic 2010 and .NET 4

ISBN: 978-0-470-93036-6
1320 pages
July 2010
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Intermediate and advanced coverage of Visual Basic 2010 and .NET 4 for professional developers

If you've already covered the basics and want to dive deep into VB and .NET topics that professional programmers use most, this is your book. You'll find a quick review of introductory topics-always helpful-before the author team of experts moves you quickly into such topics as data access with ADO.NET, Language Integrated Query (LINQ), security, ASP.NET web programming with Visual Basic, Windows workflow, threading, and more.

You'll explore all the new features of Visual Basic 2010 as well as all the essential functions that you need, including .NET features such as LINQ to SQL, LINQ to XML, WCF, and more. Plus, you'll examine exception handling and debugging, Visual Studio features, and ASP.NET web programming.

  • Expert author team helps you master the tools and techniques you need most for professional programming
  • Reviews why Visual Basic 2010 will be synonymous with writing code in Visual Studio 2010
  • Focuses on .NET features such as LINQ, LINQ to SQL, LINQ to XML, WPF, workflow, and more
  • Discusses exception handling and debugging, data access with ADO.NET, Visual Studio features for Visual Basic developers, Windows programming with Windows Forms, ASP.NET web programming with VB, communication interfaces, Windows workflow, and threading

This Wrox guide presents you with updated coverage on topics you need to know now.

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CHAPTER 1 Visual Studio 2010.

CHAPTER 2 Objects and Visual Basic.

CHAPTER 3 Custom Objects.

CHAPTER 4 The common language runtime.

CHAPTER 5 Declarative Programming with Visual Basic.

CHAPTER 6 Exception Handling and Debugging.

CHAPTER 7 Test-Driven Development.

CHAPTER 8 Arrays, Collections, and Generics.

CHAPTER 9 Using XML with Visual Basic.


CHAPTER 11 Data Access with the Entity Framework.

CHAPTER 12 Working with SQL Server.

CHAPTER 13 Services (XML/WCF).

CHAPTER 14 Windows Forms.

CHAPTER 15 Advanced Windows Forms.

CHAPTER 16 User Controls Combining WPF and Windows Forms.

CHAPTER 17 WPF Desktop Applications.

CHAPTER 18 Expression Blend 3.

CHAPTER 19 Silverlight.

CHAPTER 20 Silverlight and Services.

CHAPTER 21 Working with ASP.NET.

CHAPTER 22 ASP.NET Advanced Features.


CHAPTER 24 SharePoint 2010 Development.

CHAPTER 25 Visual Studio Tools for Office.

CHAPTER 26 Windows Workflow Foundation.

CHAPTER 27 Localization.

CHAPTER 28 COM-Interop.

CHAPTER 29 Network Programming.

CHAPTER 30 Application Services.

CHAPTER 31 Assemblies and Reflection.

CHAPTER 32 Security in the .NET Framework.

CHAPTER 33 Parallel Programming Using Tasks and Threads.

CHAPTER 34 Deployment.

APPENDIX A: The Visual Basic Compiler.

APPENDIX B: Visual Basic Power Packs Tools.

APPENDIX C: Workfl ow 2008 Specifics.

APPENDIX D: Enterprise Services.

APPENDIX E: Programming for the Cloud.


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Bill Sheldon is a Microsoft MVP for Visual Basic and a Principal Engineer with InterKnowlogy.

Billy Hollis is MSDN Regional Director of Developer Relations for Microsoft in Nashville, Tennessee.

Kent Sharkey is an independent software consultant and former content strategist for MSDN.

Jonathan Marbutt is Vice President of Development for WayCool Software, Inc.

Rob Windsor is a Microsoft MVP and a Senior Consultant with ObjectSharp.

Gastón C. Hillar is an independent software consultant, specialized in parallelism and multicore.

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