Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Developer's Handbook

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-08-15
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
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Take control of Visual Basic 2010 -- from basic Windowsr and Web development to building advanced multithreaded applications. Led by two Visual Basic experts -- including a key member of the Visual Studio team -- you'll get in-depth reference on language concepts and features, and scenario-based guidance for putting Visual Basic to work.Discover how to: Use Visual Basic for Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation projects Apply best practices for using Visual Basic for Web development Work with language keywords and commands, and Microsoft .NET Framework types and namespaces Connect your applications to databases and bind to data Delve deep into Microsoft LINQ, including LINQ to XML Use Visual Basic to work with the Entity Framework Tackle threading, multitasking, and multiprocessor development and debugging

Author Biography

Klaus L¿ffelmann is a Microsoft MVP for Visual Basic .NET, and has been a professional software developer for over 20 years. He has written several books about Visual Basic, and is the owner and founder of ActiveDevelop in Lippstadt, Germany, a company specializing in software development, localization, technical literature and training/coaching with Microsoft technologies.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Beginning with Language and Tools
    • Chapter 1: Beginners All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
    • Chapter 2: Introduction to the .NET Framework
    • Chapter 3: Sightseeing
    • Chapter 4: Introduction to Windows Forms-Designers and Code Editor by Example
    • Chapter 5: Introduction to Windows Presentation Foundation
    • Chapter 6: The Essential .NET Data Types
  • Object-Oriented Programming
    • Chapter 7: A Brief Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
    • Chapter 8: Class Begins
    • Chapter 9: First Class Programming
    • Chapter 10: Class Inheritance and Polymorphism
    • Chapter 11: Developing Value Types
    • Chapter 12: Typecasting and Boxing Value Types
    • Chapter 13: Dispose, Finalize, and the Garbage Collector
    • Chapter 14: Operators for Custom Types
    • Chapter 15: Events, Delegates, and Lambda Expressions
    • Chapter 16: Enumerations
    • Chapter 17: Developing with Generics
    • Chapter 18: Advanced Types
  • Programming with .NET Framework Data Structures
    • Chapter 19: Arrays and Collections
    • Chapter 20: Serialization
    • Chapter 21: Attributes and Reflection
  • Development Simplifications in Visual Basic 2010
    • Chapter 22: Using My as a Shortcut to Common Framework Functions
    • Chapter 23: The Application Framework
  • Language-Integrated Query-LINQ
    • Chapter 24: Introduction to LINQ (Language-Integrated Query)
    • Chapter 25: LINQ to Objects
    • Chapter 26: LINQ to XML
    • Chapter 27: LINQ to Entities: Programming with Entity Framework
  • Parallelizing Applications
    • Chapter 28: Programming with the Task Parallel Library (TPL)

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