Part I: Getting to Know .NET Using VB.
Chapter 1: Wading into Visual Basic.
Chapter 2: Using Visual Studio 2005.
Chapter 3: Designing Applications in VB 2005.
Part II: Building Applications with VB 2005.
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 2005.
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.
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There are a lot of questions about Visual Basic.NET 2005 For Dummies and Visual Basic.NET 2008 For Dummies and the use of Northwind for the samples. At the time of publication Northwind was still a common sample database for SQL Server, however it has been totally replaced by AdventureWorks. However, you can get the samples still, from this link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=06616212-0356-46a0-8da2-eebc53a68034&displaylang=en
Pinal Dave of SQL Authority has written an excellent tutorial of how to install the sample database here: http://blog.sqlauthority.com/2007/06/15/sql-server-2005-northwind-database-or-adventureworks-database-samples-databases-part-2/
Future editions of this book series will refer to AdventureWorks, or the latest and greatest at that time, if it changes again.