Pro VB 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform

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  • Copyright: 2008-03-31
  • Publisher: Apress
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Whether yours"re moving to .NET for the first time, or yours"re already writing applications on .NET 2.0 or .NET 3.0, Pro VB 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform will provide you with a solid grounding in this new technology and serve as a comprehensive reference throughout your coding career: Explore five new chapters of content -including the grammar of the common intermediate language (CIL), .NET generics, and object serialization services. Discover all the new .NET 3.5 features -nullable types, delegate covariance, ASP.NET 2.0 master pages, the new Windows Forms "Strip" controls, and much more. Get a professional foothold -targeted to appeal to experienced software professionals and/or graduate students of computer science (so donrs"t expect three chapters on iteration or decision constructs!). Gain a rocksolid foundation in programming using Visual Basic. Get comfortable with all the core aspects of the .NET platform -including assemblies, remoting, Windows Forms, Web Forms, ADO.NET, XML web services, and much more.Once yours"ve digested the information contained in the 25 chapters of this 1000+ page book, yours"ll be ready to apply this knowledge to your specific programming assignments and well equipped to explore the .NET universe on your own. What yours"ll learn Everything you need to put .NET 3.5 and Visual Basic 2008 to use in your professional workbefore anyone else! Insights and techniques from the authorrs"s experience since .NET 1.0 Complete coverage of .NET 3.5-WPF, WCF and WF Who is this book for?Anyone with some software development experience interested in the new .NET 3.5 Platform and the Visual Basic language. Whether yours"re moving to .NET for the first time or yours"re already writing applications on .NET 2.0 or .NET 3.0, this book will provide you with a solid grounding in this new technology and serve as a comprehensive reference throughout your coding career.

Table of Contents

Introduction Visual Basic 2008 and the .Net Platform
The Philosophy of .Net
Building Visual Basic 2008 Applications
Core VB Programming Constructs
VB 2008 Programming Constructs, Part I
VB 2008 Programming Constructs, Part II
Designing Encapsulated Class Types
Understanding Inheritance and Polymorphism
Understanding Structured Exception Hnalding
Understanding Object Lifetime
Advanced VB Programming Consructs
Working with Interface Types
Collections, Generics, and Nullable Data Types
Delegates, Events, and Lambdas
Operator Overloading and Custom Conversion Routines
VB 2008-Specific Language Features
An Introduction to LINQ
Programming with .NET Assemblies
Introducing .NET Assemblies
Type Reflection, Late Binding, and Attribute-Based Programming
Processes, AppDomains, and Object Contexts
Building Multithreaded Applications
NET Interoperability Assemblies
Introducing the .NET Base Class Libraries
File and Directory Manipulation
Introducing Object Serialization
The Connected Layer
The Disconnected Layer
Programming with the LINQ APIs
Introducing Windows Communication Foundation
Introducing Windows Workflow Foundation
Desktop Applications with Windows Forms
Introducing Windows Forms
Rendering Graphical Data with GDI+
Programming with Windows Forms Controls
Desktop Applications with WPF
Introducing Windows Presentation Foundation and XAML
Programming with WPF Controls
WPF 2D Graphical Rendering, Resources, and Themes
Building Web Applications with ASP.NET
Building ASP.NET Web Pages
ASP.NET Web Controls, Themes, and Master Pages
ASP.NET State Management Techniques
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