This book is aimed at readers who wish to learn to program using Visual Basic .NET. It assumes you have no prior experience of programming, but moves at a fast enough pace to be interesting if you have programmed in another language.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Three expert authors guide you through the basics of building working applications, creating windows and boxes, handling unexpected events, using object-oriented programming, and more. You’ll learn to use menus, toolbars, dialog boxes, and other controls in Windows® applications, and how loops and branching structures function in decision-making. You will get a thorough overview of object-oriented programming concepts and theory.
After mastering these levels, you’ll be able to explore database programming, look into creating ASP.NET applications for the Web using Web forms, and get a basic introduction to XML. Finally, you can discover how functionality offered online can be integrated seamlessly into your applications with Web services.
What you will learn from this book
Who this book is for
This book is for beginning programmers who have chosen VB.NET as their first programming language, and also for programmers who know other languages but are new to .NET programming.
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This book is geared towards teaching beginning programming skills. It just so happens that the authors chose VB .Net as the language. Read morePublished on June 25 2004 by email@example.com
I was trying to find a book that would extend my VB6 capabilities to VB.NET especially that the language has completely changed. Read morePublished on June 10 2004 by Amazon Customer
The book starts out a little slow for those who program in any other IDE but seems to pick up. It's well worded and easy to take in. Read morePublished on April 18 2004
As the title indicates, this book is for beginners. The first 3 chapters assume that you have no programming experience. Read morePublished on Nov. 26 2003 by Tom
This is the first time I am writing a review on a book. The book is excellent so far (read 5 chapters). Read morePublished on Nov. 24 2003 by Kamran Aftab
This book is the best to learn VB.net. It puts the reader on the track step by step. The authors used a very good methodology in defining VB.net variables. Read morePublished on Nov. 15 2003 by Satisfied customer
I didn't read this book yet, I am ordering it, but gotta agree from another posted review about the guy 2nd from the left, not only is his hair freaky but he looks psycho!Published on Oct. 22 2003
I have never read this book, and I don't care about its contents. Just look at the second guy from the left on the cover. I want hair like that! That's why I gave it five stars.Published on Aug. 29 2003 by David J. Stein
The examples do not work exactly as shown. Good for a programmer from another language to get a overview but it is frustrating to type in 100 line example of code to not have it... Read morePublished on April 29 2003