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In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you’ll learn how to build complete, reliable, and modern Windows applications with Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2015. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a strong foundation for success with every aspect of VB 2015 development.
Notes present interesting pieces of information.
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Cautions advise you about potential problems and help you steer clear of disaster.
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Who Should Read This Book
Those who have little or no programming experience or who might be picking up Visual Basic as a second language.
Description: Changing the startup form's name in a VB WinForms app does not update the "Startup form" #4517
Explanation: In the latest Visual Basic update on GitHub, Microsoft accidentally introduced a significant bug that you should be aware of. In the Visual Basic project properties dialog on one of the tabs (Application), is a drop down box for selecting the "startup object". This can be either a Main method or a System.Windows.Forms instance (or System.Windows.Window for WPF). When you do a rename on a form (say from the code editor in source or from the solution explorer) currently set as the startup form the rename doesn't cascade to the startup object project property cause the project to enter an invalid state where the user must now manually reset this project property from the now nonexistent Form to the new name. This is a huge annoyance.
The fix for the bug (until Microsoft addresses) can be found here:
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PART I: The Visual Basic 2015 Environment
HOUR 1: Jumping in with Both Feet: A Visual Basic 2015 Programming Tour
HOUR 2: Navigating Visual Basic 2015
HOUR 3: Understanding Objects and Collections
HOUR 4: Understanding Events
PART II: Building a User Interface
HOUR 5: Building Forms: The Basics
HOUR 6: Building Forms: Advanced Techniques
HOUR 7: Working with Traditional Controls
HOUR 8: Using Advanced Controls
HOUR 9: Adding Menus and Toolbars to Forms
PART III: Making Things Happen—Programming
HOUR 10: Creating and Calling Code Procedures
HOUR 11: Using Constants, Data Types, Variables, and Arrays
HOUR 12: Performing Arithmetic, String Manipulation,
HOUR 13: Making Decisions in Visual Basic Code
HOUR 14: Looping for Efficiency
HOUR 15: Debugging Your Code
HOUR 16: Designing Objects Using Classes
HOUR 17: Interacting with Users
HOUR 18: Working with Graphics
PART IV: Working with Data
HOUR 19: Performing File Operations
HOUR 20: Working with the Registry and Text Files
HOUR 21: Working with a Database
HOUR 22: Printing
NEW HOUR 23: SENDING EMAILS
PART V: Deploying Solutions and Beyond
HOUR 24: Deploying Applications
APPENDIX A: The 10,000-Foot View
BONUS HOUR 22: Controlling Other Applications Using Automation
BONUS HOUR 26: Creating User Controls