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Visual Basic® .NET Power Tools

Visual Basic® .NET Power Tools

Evangelos Petroutsos, Richard Mansfield

ISBN: 978-0-782-14242-6

Nov 2003

694 pages

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Step-by-Step Instruction on Complex Topics Leads You to the Expert Level

Do you scour VB.NET books seeking solutions for esoteric database programming, debugging, security, or printing challenges, but can't ever find them? Are you wrestling with VB.NET's newer topics, such as asynchronous programming, Web services, employing Office objects, using reflection, and the .NET Compact Framework? Could you use some assistance making the transition from VB6 to VB.NET? If so, peer inside.

Visual Basic .NET Power Tools is intended for professional programmers geared up to tackle the complex, cutting-edge, and sophisticated aspects of VB.NET. In this rare book, two world-renowned VB authors thoroughly describe a broad range of fascinating and important aspects of VB that aren't addressed elsewhere.

This solutions-oriented guide teaches you how to:

  • Get under the hood of the .NET Framework, and find out why it works the way it does
  • Employ serialization techniques
  • Leverage Microsoft Office in your applications
  • Master encryption, hashing, and creating keys
  • Learn advanced printing techniques
  • Use the new reflection technology to look inside executing assemblies
  • Build data-driven Web applications
  • Design data-driven Windows applications
  • Work with regular expressions
  • Employ advanced graphics techniques
  • Create professional-looking forms
  • Design effective User Interfaces
  • Use the .NET Compact Framework and its emerging technologies


Chapter 1: Understanding the .NET Framework.

Chapter 2: New Ways of Doing Traditional Jobs.

Chapter 3: Serialization Techniques.

Chapter 4: Leveraging Microsoft Office in Your Applications.

Chapter 5: Understanding .NET Security.

Chapter 6: Encryption, Hashing, and Creating Keys.

Chapter 7: Advanced Printing.

Chapter 8: Upon Reflection.

Chapter 9: Building Bug-Free and Robust Applications.

Chapter 10: Deploying Windows Applications.

Chapter 11: Building Data-Driven Web Applications.

Chapter 12: Peer-to-Peer Programming.

Chapter 13: Advanced Web Services.

Chapter 14: Building Asynchronous Applications with Message Queues.

Chapter 15: Practical ADO.NET.

Chapter 16: Building Middle-Tier Components.

Chapter 17: Exploring XML Techniques.

Chapter 18: Designing Data-Driven Windows Applications.

Chapter 19: Working with Regular Expressions.

Chapter 20: Advanced Graphics.

Chapter 21: Designing the User Interface.

Chapter 22: Using the .NET Compact Framework and Its Emerging Technologies.


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Combined Errata

Page 345

QUEUES AND MESSAGES- Second to last paragraph, second line reads:'queue by setting its iabel property', should read: 'queue by setting its label property'

Page 484,485

THE EXPLOSION OF SCHEMES- XML code reads: 'Bogotoa',should it read: 'Bogotoa'?