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Beginning VB.NET 2003

Beginning VB.NET 2003

Thearon Willis, Jonathan Crossland, Richard Blair

ISBN: 978-0-764-55658-6

Apr 2004

840 pages

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Description

What is this book about?

In Beginning VB.NET 2003, three expert authors guide you through the basics of building working applications, creating windows and boxes, handling unexpected events, using object-oriented programming, and more. You’ll learn to use menus, toolbars, dialog boxes, and other controls in Windows applications, and how loops and branching structures function in decision-making. You get a thorough overview of object-oriented programming concepts and theory.

After mastering these levels, you’ll be able to explore database programming, look into creating ASP.NET applications for the Web using Web forms, and get a basic introduction to XML. Finally, you can discover how functionality offered online can be integrated seamlessly into your applications with Web services.

What does this book cover?

Here just a few of the things you'll learn in this book:

  • Programming basics, how VB.NET functions, and the principles of the .NET Framework
  • How to work with data structures and build and deploy Windows applications
  • Object-oriented programming concepts and theory
  • Debugging and error-handling techniques</ LI>
  • What you need to know about Web services and .NET remoting
  • How to build class libraries, create your own custom controls, and program custom graphics
  • Database programming with SQL Server and ADO.NET
  • A basic understanding of mobile applications and how to build them

Who is this book for?

This book is for beginning programmers who have chosen VB.NET as their first programming language, and also for programmers who know other languages but are new to .NET programming.

Introduction.

Chapter 1: Welcome to Visual Basic .NET.

Chapter 2: The Microsoft .NET Framework.

Chapter 3: Writing Software.

Chapter 4: Controlling the Flow.

Chapter 5: Working with Data Structures.

Chapter 6: Building Windows Applications.

Chapter 7: Displaying Dialog Boxes.

Chapter 8: Creating Menus.

Chapter 9: Debugging and Error Handling.

Chapter 10: Building Objects.

Chapter 11: Advanced Object-Oriented Techniques.

Chapter 12: Building Class Libraries.

Chapter 13: Creating Your Own Custom Controls.

Chapter 14: Programming Custom Graphics.

Chapter 15: Accessing Databases.

Chapter 16: Database Programming with SQL Server and ADO.NET.

Chapter 17: Web Forms.

Chapter 18: Creating Web Server Controls.

Chapter 19: Visual Basic .NET and XML.

Chapter 20: Web Services and .NET Remoting.

Chapter 21: Deploying Your Application.

Chapter 22: Building Mobile Applications.

Appendix A: Where to Now?

Appendix B: Architecture and Design Patterns.

Appendix C: An Introduction to Code Security.

Appendix D: Exercise Answers.

Appendix E: Differences Between .NET Framework Versions 1.0 and 1.1.

Index.

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20Error in Text
4th paragraph, next to heading "Class View", it reads:

....shown as a tab at the bottom the Solution Explorer...

SHOULD READ:

...shown as a tab at the bottom of the Solution Explorer...
05/23/2008

44Error in Text
Under heading "Security", 1st sentence, it reads:

.Net has a powerful support for is the concept of code security...

SHOULD READ:

One thing .Net has a powerful support for is the concept of security...
05/23/2008

59Error in text
where it reads:
between -1.7 x 10,308 and +1.7 x 10,308
[Thearon] There was a printing error here and the comma should have been a power sign.

should read:
-1.79769313486231570E+308 through
-4.94065645841246544E-324 for negative values; 4.94065645841246544E-324
through 1.79769313486231570E+308 for positive values
11/22/05

59Error in text
between -3.4 x 1038 and +3.4 x 1038
should read:
-3.4028235E+38 through -1.401298E-45 for negative values;
1.401298E-45 through 3.4028235E+38 for positive values
11/22/05

375Error in text. Character byte and bit size.
The text at the bottom of the page has an error.
Currently it reads:

Unlike integers and doubles, strings do not have a fixed length. Each character in the string takes up two bytes, or 16-bits. So, to represent this 13-character string, you need 13 bytes or 104 bits.

The text should read:

Unlike integers and doubles, strings do not have a fixed length. Each character in the string takes up two bytes, or 16-bits. So, to represent this 13-character string, you need 26 bytes or 208 bits.
9-23-20041

75Error in Paragraph 2
Paragraph should read:

A 32-bit number can represent any value between -2,147,483,648 and 2,147,483,647.
4/28/05

377Error in "Let's Look..."
Under the heading "Let's look at what's happening:"

It should read 8 bytes and not 6 bytes.
5/2/05

4111In the "How It Works" Section the following code snippet has a typo
Select Case name.ToLwer

Should read as

Select Case name.ToLower
2/1/05

114Spelling Error, Paragraph 1 in Loop Section
Section Loops par. 1 reads:

When writing computer software, you often need to perform the same task a several times ...

Should be
... perform the same task several times ...
5/2/05

116Error in Text
Under the heading, "How it Works", 4th unindented paragraph, reads:

...This time, this line of codes add...

SHOULD BE:

...This time, this line of code adds...
05/23/2008

118Error in Text
Under the heading "The For Each...Next Loop", 1st paragraph, 3rd sentence, it reads:

...called for For Each...Next loop...

SHOULD BE:

...called For Each...Next loop.... (without the first "for")
05/23/2008

5155Error in text. Typo in Declaration
The 4th line of text on that page is:
Private_customers As New ArrayList()
The text should be:
Private _customers As New ArrayList()
Note the space between "Private" and "_customers".
9-23-20041

159Error in Code
On pg 159, lines 4 & 6, the code in brackets reads "deleteCustomer". On pg 161, lines 15 & 18, the code in brackets that now reads "SelectedCustomer" should also read "deleteCustomer" as this code refers to previous code given.
05/30/2008

4Chapter 4 does not introduce classes
"Chapter 4 introduced the concept of creating your own classes for us in in your applicaitions."

However, there is no reference to user defined class block. Chapter 4 deals with conditional and looping statements, and string comparisions.

This information is correct; Chapter 4 did not introduce classes. However, Chapter 5 does introduce classes on page 163.
5/2/05

163Error in last line of code
reads:
Private_customers As New
CustomerCollection

should be:
Private _customers As New
CustomerCollection

Note the space between "Private" and "_customers".
11/22/05

164Error in last line of code
reads:
Return_customers

(lstCustomers.SelectedIndex)

Should read:
Return _customers

(lstCustomers.SelectedIndex)

Note the space between "Return" and "_customers".
11/22/05

166Error in steps 1 and 2
In steps 1 and 2 the book instructs the reader to add this code:

Private_emailHashtable As New Hashtable

Public ReadOnly Property EmailHashtable() As Hashtable
Get
Return_emailHashtable
End Get
End Property

When there should be a space between the underscore and the keyword:

Private _emailHashtable As New Hashtable

Public ReadOnly Property EmailHashtable() As Hashtable
Get
Return _emailHashtable
End Get
End Property
2/8/05

5166 abd 168Space Between Underscore and Keyword
Private_emailHashtable As New Hashtable()

Change to

Private _emailHashtable As New Hashtable()

There should be a space between the underscore and the keyword.
4/26/05

265Error in Text
In the second paragraph. The book states:

"...the letter before which the ampersand appears will become underlined."
It should read:
"...the letter after which the ampersand appears will become underlined."
7/8/05

266-267Misplaced ampersands
Items 7,11,15,19 some ampersands are misplaced in the instructional text. For example, p.266, 1st line, #7, the end of the sentence reads "... enter the text &Exit." ["&Exit" is in bold.]. However the ampersand should be after the "E", not before it. Thus: "E&xit", not "&Exit." Similarly... #11: "&Cut" s/b "Cu&t"
#15: "&Select All" s/b "Select &All"
12/6/04

337Extra space in code
Last line on page
Private_numberofDoors As Integer = 5

Should read

Private _numberofDoors As Integer = 5
4/6/05

345Missing Definition
#4
Missing defintion of Horsepower

Should have Public horsepower as integer defined
4/6/05

411First paragraph, under figure 12-2
"even though they are both contained in the same project..." should read "even though they are both contained in the same solution..."
11/30/04

540Line 13
Source code reads "Dim inPosition as Integer" and should read "Dim intPosition..."
1/7/05

540Error in Text
4th line. This will return the authors whose last name is Green and ...

Should be:

This will return the authors whose last name is not Green and ..."
6/27/05

543Error in Text
Text reads:
Dim objConnection as SqlConnection = New _ SqlConnection("server=(local);database="pubs";user id=sa;password=") This line give the Type not defined error.

Should read:
Dim objConnection As New SqlConnection("server=(local);database=pubs;user id=sa;password=") The syntax(?) error went away.
06/21/2006