Whether you're a beginner or experienced programmer, Murach's Visual Basic 2012 will quickly teach you to develop and deploy professional object oriented database applications.
In section one you will be introduced to the .NET Framework and you will learn how to develop a simple Windows application using the form designer and the code editor.
Section two presents the various data types, control structures, as well as the core .NET classes. You will learn data validation and how to create your own business and database classes.
In section three you will learn how to develop professional database applications with the help of the new data sources feature and the new DataGridView control. You will also learn to directly access a database using ADO.NET code.
Section four will teach you the object oriented features of Visual Basic. You'll learn how to use inheritance, polymorphism, interfaces, and more.
The final section shows you how to work with text, binary, and XML files. You'll also learn how to work with multiple document interface(MDI), menus, toolbars, status bars, help, and Windows application deployment. The last chapter gives an introduction to Windows 8 programming. You will learn how to develop Windows Store apps that can run on a tablet as well as a desktop or laptop computer.
Murach Visual Basic 2012 is a must read for both beginner and experienced programmers who wish to quickly learn to build Visual Basic 2012 applications at a professional level. With detailed coverage of IDE best practices, end of chapter exercises, non-trivial sample applications, and the unique paired-page format, Murach Visual Basic 2012 will have you building professional level real world applications in no time.
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Table of Contents
Section 1 Introduction to Visual Basic programming
An introduction to Visual Studio
How to design a Windows Forms application
How to code and test a Windows Forms application
Section 2 The Visual Basic language essentials
How to work with numeric and string data
How to code control structures
How to code procedures and event handlers
How to handle exceptions and validate data
How to work with arrays and collections
How to work with dates and strings
More skills for working with Windows forms and controls
How to create and use classes
How to debug an application
Section 3 Database programming
An introduction to database programming
How to work with data sources and datasets
How to work with bound controls and parameterized queries
How to use ADO.NET to write your own data access code
Section 4 Object-oriented programming
How to work with default properties, events, and operators
How to work with inheritance
How to work with interfaces and generics
How to organize and document your classes
Section 5 More skills for working with data
Chapter 21 How to work with files and data streams
Chapter 22 How to work with XML files
Chapter 23 How to use LINQ
Section 6 Enhancement, deployment, and Windows 8
Chapter 24 How to enhance the user interface
Chapter 25 How to deploy an application
Chapter 26 An introduction to Windows 8 programming
How to install and use the software and files for this book
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