Professional VB.NET covers the new IDE, CLR, changes to types--including the new Object class--and Namespaces among others. You'll learn the new error-handling methods including Try/Catch/Finally and the creation and deployment of classes and controls, inheritance from controls, composite controls and so on. The OO warnings, with examples, of the dangers involved in inheritance are particularly welcome. Backward compatibility with COM is covered as is running VB.NET code disguised as a COM object. XML, the underlying data storage format--is covered along with Web forms, though Web programming is left to companion volume, Professional ASP.NET.
Professional VB.NET is thorough, with plenty of worked examples, but assumes you're already familiar with VB. Unlike many previous VB.NET titles it's based on release code rather than the beta. With Professional VB.NET working VB programmers can move to VB.NET on the fly. --Steve Patient
Microsoft considers Visual Basic.NET to be the language of choice for applications where developer productivity is a top priority. It offers you the ability to program against the .NET Framework, and the most recent version includes tools for programming today’s hot mobile applications. This code-laden reference covers VB.NET 2003 from start to finish.
These pages help you discover how to apply object-oriented concepts in design and development to create effective business applications. You will be able to access data using ADO.NET, integrate VB.NET with XML, create both Windows applications and Web services, and much more. Finally, you explore best practices for deploying .NET applications and understand the power of VB.NET in development that targets the Internet as easily as the desktop.
What does this book cover?
Here are just a few of the things you'll discover in this book:
- How to create new namespaces and import and alias existing namespaces within projects
- Error-handling methods using the Try...Catch...Finally structure
- How to work with data binding and update the underlying data source in Windows applications
- Methods for developing multithreaded applications
- How .NET Remoting is used to exchange serialized objects between clients and servers
- The differences between Mobile Web and .NET Compact Framework applications
Who is this book for?
This book is for experienced developers who are making the transition to VB.NET or seeking a deeper understanding of the most common VB.NET programming tasks and concepts.