Visual Basic 2005 is designed for productivity and so is this new addition to Murach's bestselling VB series. It moves at a professional pace to teach you how to develop Windows Forms applications using all the time-saving new features in Visual Basic 2005 and Visual Studio 2005.
That means you'll learn how to:
create database applications using the new data sources feature and new data controls that are now layered on top of ADO.NET (database processing is the function that's changed most dramatically in this release of Visual Basic)
use new object-oriented features like generics, My objects, partial classes, and class diagrams that save you time on everyday functions
take advantage of new Visual Studio features like code snippets, Auto Correction, and ClickOnce deployment that simplify the tasks of creating, testing, debugging, and deploying applications
But if you're new to VB.NET, you'll also gain the core skills that haven't changed. So you'll learn how to validate data...handle numeric, date, and string data do repetitive processing using arrays and collections handle exceptions in a structured way work with text, binary, and XML files access data with ADO.NET and make practical use of OOP features like inheritance and interfaces. What's more, these classic skills are seamlessly integrated with what's new, just as you'll mix new and unchanged features in your own applications.
But that's not all! Check out the extended table of contents and index in Search Inside the Book to see all that this book covers. By the end, you'll be producing Windows database applications at a professional level. And you'll be ready to master ASP.NET 2.0 web programming (please see Murach's ASP.NET 2.0 Web Programming with VB 2005; it takes up where this book leaves off).