For introductory and intermediate courses on Visual Basic programming offered in departments of Computer Science, CIS, MIS, IT, Business, Engineering, and Continuing Education.
Teach Visual Basic .NET programming from the ground up! The introduction of Microsoft's .NET Framework marks the beginning of major revisions to all of Microsoft's programming languages. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the latest version of Visual Basic—Visual Basic .NET—which features extensive updates and increased functionality. Visual Basic .NET How to Program covers introductory programming techniques as well as more advanced topics, featuring enhanced treatment of developing Web-based applications.
- NEW - Thoroughly re-written to reflect the new features and functionality of Visual Basic .NET.
Provides readers with up-to-date coverage of topics such as multi-tier Web-based application development using Web forms and Web services, data manipulation using the Extensible Markup Language (XML), object-oriented programming including implementation inheritance, multithreading, exception handling, database manipulation using ADO+, graphics programming with GDI+ and accessibility.
- NEW - Now in full color—Program listings now include syntax coloring of code.
Helps readers better interpret the code.
- Signature “Live Code™ Approach”—Language features are presented in the context of a wide variety of complete working programs. Features thousands of lines of code in hundreds of complete working programs.
Enables students to confirm that programs run as expected. Students can also manipulate the code from the CD-ROM in the back of the book or from the book's Companion Website (www.prenhall.com/deitel) or from the author's website (www.deitel.com).
- Outstanding, consistent and applied pedagogy—Icons throughout identify Software Engineering Observations; Good Programming Practices; Common Programming Errors; Portability Tips; Performance Tips, Testing and Debugging Tips, and Look-and-Feel Observations.
Provides hundreds of valuable programming tips and facilitates learning.
- Extensive set of interesting exercises and substantial projects.
Students can apply what they've learned in each chapter.
- Also available with the Multimedia Cyber Classroom —In The Complete Visual Basic .NET Training Course, Second Edition, Student Edition (CD-ROM version: 0-13-042541-9; Web-based version: 0-13-067371-4).
Provides extra hands-on experience and study aids for a minimal additional cost. Includes many hours of detailed, expert audio walkthroughs of the book's hundreds of live-code examples; post-assessment exams with hundreds of short answer questions (all with answers); hundreds of self-review exercises drawn from the text (half with answers); hundreds of programming exercises from the main text (these exercises don't have answers in the main text, but half of these exercises have answers in The Complete Training Course); hundreds of tips that are marked with icons and show how to write Visual Basic code that's portable, reusable, and optimized for performance; and full-text searching and hyperlinking.
Each How to Program text can be ordered as a Complete Training Coursepackage, containing the main text and the corresponding Cyber Classroom—an interactive, multimedia, tutorial version of the book. The Complete Training Coursesare a great value, giving students additional hands-on experience and study aids for a minimal additional cost.
Each Complete Training Course is compatible with Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT and Windows 2000 and includes the following features:
- The full text, illustrations and program listings of its corresponding How to Program book with full-text searching and hyperlinking.
- Hours of detailed, expert audio descriptions of thousands of lines of code that help to reinforce concepts.
- An abundance of self-assessment material:
Practice exams that offer students hundreds of short answer test questions and answers.
Hundreds of self-review questions that are drawn from the text, all with answers.
Hundreds of programming exercises that are drawn from the text, half with answers (the main text does not provide any answers to these exercises).
- Intuitive browser-based interface, designed to be easy and accessible for anyone who's ever used a Web browser.
We offer the Complete Training Courses in either CD-ROM or Web-based format. When professors order the Web-based version of a Complete Training Course, their students receive the corresponding How to Programbook packaged with a URL and password that gives then six months of access to the Cyber Classroom software via the Web.
If your customer has already received Visual Basic .NET How to Program, Second Edition, please sample only the Visual Basic .NET Multimedia Cyber Classroom CD-ROM to show them the advantages they would get with The Complete Training Course.Please do not sample The Complete Training Courseas they will receive a duplicate copy of the main text.
New to This Edition
- Thoroughly re-written to reflect the new features and functionality of Visual Basic .NET.
- Now in full color—Program listings now include syntax coloring of code.
Helps readers better interpret the code.
Table of Contents
(NOTE: Each chapter begins with an Introduction.)
1. Introduction to Computers, Internet, World Wide Web and Visual Basic .NET.
2. Introduction to the Visual Studio .NET IDE.
3. Introduction to VB Programming.
4. Control Structures: Part 1.
5. Control Structures: Part 2.
8. Object-Based Programming.
9. Object-Oriented Programming: Inheritance.
10. Object-Oriented Programming: Polymorphism.
11. Exception Handling.
12. Graphical User Interface Concepts: Part 1.
13. Graphical User Interface Concepts: Part 2.
15. Strings, Characters and Regular Expressions.
16. Graphics and Multimedia.
17. Files and Streams.
18. Extensible Markup Language (XML).
19. Database, SQL and ADO .NET.
20. ASP .NET, Web Forms and Web Controls.
21. ASP .NET and Web Services.
22. Networking: Streams-Based Sockets and Datagrams.
23. Data Structures and Collections.
A. Operator Precedence Charts.
B. Number Systems on (CD).
C. Career Opportunities (on CD).
D. Visual Studio .NET Debugger.
Appendix E. ASCII Character Set.
Appendix F. Unicode® (on CD)
Appendix G. COM Integration (on CD).
I. Introduction to HyperText Markup Language 4: Part 2 (on CD).
J. Introduction to XHTML: Part I (on CD).
L. HTML/XHTML Special Characters.
M. HTML/XHTML Colors.
N. Crystal Reports® for Visual Studio .NET.
Pearson offers special pricing when you package your text with other student resources. If you're interested in creating a cost-saving package for your students, contact your Pearson rep.
About the Author(s)
Dr. Harvey Deitel is one of the world's leading computer science instructors and seminar presenters, and author of more than a dozen books. He worked on the pioneering operating system teams in industry and academia that developed many of the techniques at the heart of operating systems like UNIX®, Windows NT™ and OS/2™.Paul Deitel has taught Visual Basic, Java, C and C++ at numerous hardware and software companies, including Sun Microsystems, Digital Equipment Corporation, IBM, Open Environment Corporation, Adra Systems, and Cambridge Technology Partners, and is himself an expert developer.
The Deitels are principals of Deitel & Associates, Inc., an international training organization specializing in Visual Basic, Java, C and C++, and object technologies.
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