Beginning VB.NET Paperback – Aug 22 2002
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From the Publisher
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.
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From the Back Cover
Microsoft® Visual Basic® is the most popular programming language in the world, with millions of lines of code used in businesses and applications of all types and sizes. With Visual Basic .NET, Microsoft introduces some fundamental new features, particularly the ability to program against the .NET Framework.
Keeping a constant view on real-life programming practices, Beginning VB.NET will guide you from your first Visual Basic .NET program right through to producing powerful, database driven applications for Windows and the Web.
This book is suitable whether you are new to programming, have some experience with other versions of Visual Basic, or are migrating to Windows programming from another platform. It will give you the thorough grounding you need to write real-world, commercial applications.
What you will learn from this book
This book will show you:
- How to get up and running with the Visual Basic .NET or Visual Studio® .NET IDE
- How to write Visual Basic .NET code
- What the .NET Framework is and why it is important
- How to use loops and branching structures so that your programs can make decisions
- How to use menus, toolbars, dialog boxes, and other controls in your Windows programs
- What object-oriented programming is, and what it means to you
- How to create re-usable class libraries and user controls
What you need
This book is for developers who have access to Visual Studio .NET Professional or above, or Visual Basic .NET Standard.
Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think. Whether youre taking your first steps in programming, or broadening your skills and knowledge, Wrox Beginning books provide a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.
First, each concept is explained to give you a solid understanding of the material. Then, your new understanding is applied to practical examples taking you to the point where you can develop professional applications that you can be proud of.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
Why is it such a great book for beginners? It explains all the necessary concepts in great detail and in a simple fashion. No prior programming experience is assumed and the authors do a terrific job of explaining all the concepts and use good examples. The sample code can be downloaded from the publisher's website and there is an excellent discussion group led by the authors and other industry experts to answer any questions you may have on VB.NET.
The book covers the following main topics - an introduction chapter, VB.NET development tool, basics of writing software, how to control the program flow, intro on objects, the .NET framework, how to build windows desktop applications, how to build web applications, how to access databases, how to access other applications using your custom application, etc.
Of course, if the application you are building is a complex one, this book is NOT sufficient. You need to supplement the knowledge gained through this book with the knowledge from a variety of other books. This is the unfortunate thing with the .NET technology as it stands right now.Read more ›
"pass in parameters by reference using byref. This is an advanced technique, and is beyond the scope of this book."
I never considered "byref" an "advanced technique"; it is an important technique that should have been covered, if only for a few pages.
Chapter 15, "Accessing Databases" and chapter 16, "Database Programming with SQL Server and ADO.NET" were extremely shallow. If you're interested in learning to access a database, you'll need a different book/resource.
Overall, I am Disappointed with the book.
Each section is broken down into 3 parts. A small objective of the section. A code part, with the relevant code highlighted, so that you don't have to search for it and highlight it. And then an explanation of the code. I usually read couple of lines from the first part, go directly to the highlighted code, and sometimes read the code explanation to understand how the syntax/rules are different from C++/Java.
Actually going through this book enriched my knowledge a lot, i was not only able to tranfere most of my programs (Civil Engineering) but i extended them a lot.
This book gives a very clear view of classes and i consider this the best part of this book.
I encourage you to buy it although it is not really made for those who are totally new to programming. It requires a little bit of experience, a good understanding of VB6 will help a lot.
I particularly like the fact that the book presents an idea, steps through the code and then details each section of code - what it does, how it works etc. This was very useful in understanding why things are structured the way they are.
I might also add that I have never programmed VB in any way before, making me a total newbie at this (my only other programming language is a little bit of Perl). Even if the other chapters turn out to be rubbish (which I very much doubt), then I would still say, this has been well worth the money. I have learnt (and retained) that much.
I wholeheartedly recommend this book. Go buy it.
Most recent customer reviews
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
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
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 Lahoucine
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
I purchased this book 3 days ago and because of other commitments I have only read as far as Chapter 4. Read morePublished on April 19 2003 by Honkster
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