Visual Basic 2012 How to Program

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-05-01
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Appropriate for all basic-to-intermediate level courses in Visual Basic 2012 programming. Visual Basic 2012 How to Program, Sixth Edition is also appropriate for anyone interested in learning programming with Visual Basic 2012.

Created by world-renowned programming instructors Paul and Harvey Deitel, Visual Basic 2012 How to Program, Sixth¿Edition introduces all facets of the Visual Basic 2012 language through a hands-on approach with hundreds of working programs. This book has been thoroughly updated to reflect the major innovations Microsoft has incorporated in Visual Basic 2012; all discussions and sample code have been carefully audited against the newest Visual Basic language specification. The Sixth Edition is updated to Visual Studio 2012 and includes new chapters on Windows 8 UI app development, Windows 8 graphics/multimedia, Windows Phone 8 app development and Windows Azure.

Readers begin by getting comfortable with the free Visual Basic Express 2012 IDE and basic VB syntax. Next, they build their skills one step at a time, mastering control structures, classes, objects, methods, variables, arrays, and the core techniques of object-oriented programming. With this strong foundation in place, the Deitels introduce more sophisticated techniques, including inheritance, polymorphism, exception handling, strings, GUI's, data structures, generics, and collections. Throughout, the authors show developers how to make the most of Microsoft’s Visual Studio tools. A series of appendices provide essential programming reference material on various topics.

Author Biography

Paul J. Deitel, CEO and Chief Technical Officer of Deitel & Associates, Inc., is a graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he studied Information Technology. He holds the¿Java Certified Programmer and¿Java Certified Developer professional certifications, and has been designated by Sun Microsystems as a Java Champion—"a prominent member of the Java community whose input is solicited by the company in order to improve the Java platform." He has delivered programming language courses to clients including numerous Fortune 1000 companies, government organizations and the military. Paul is one of the world's most experienced corporate trainers. He has also lectured on C and Java for the Boston Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery. The Deitels are the world's best-selling programming language textbook authors.

Dr. Harvey M. Deitel, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of Deitel & Associates, Inc., has 46 years of academic and industry experience in the¿computer field. Dr. Deitel earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of¿Technology and a Ph.D. from Boston University. He has 20 years of college teaching experience, including earning tenure and serving as the Chairman of the¿Computer Science Department at Boston College before founding Deitel & Associates, Inc. He and Paul are the co-authors of several dozen books and multimedia packages. With translations published in many languages, the Deitels' texts have earned international recognition and are used in over 150 countries. Dr. Deitel has delivered hundreds of professional seminars to major corporations, academic institutions, government organizations and the military.

Table of Contents


Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Computers, the Internet and Visual Basic
2 Dive Into® Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop
3 Introduction to Visual Basic Programming
4 Introduction to Problem Solving and Control Statements: Part 1
5 Problem Solving and Control Statements: Part 2
6 Methods
7 Arrays
8 Files
9 Object-Oriented Programming: Classes and Objects
10 Object-Oriented Programming: Inheritance and Polymorphism
11 Introduction to LINQ
12 Databases and LINQ
13 Web App Development with ASP.NET
14 Windows Forms GUI: A Deeper Look
15 Graphics and Multimedia
A Operator Precedence Chart
B Primitive Types
C Number Systems
D ASCII Character Set
E Unicode®

16 Exception Handling: A Deeper Look
17 Strings and Characters: A Deeper Look
18 Files and Streams: A Deeper Look
19 Windows 8 UI
20 Windows 8 Graphics and Multimedia
29 Windows Phone 8 Case Study 
30 Windows Azure Case Study 
31 Introduction to Concurrency: Async and Await 21 GUI with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
22 WPF Graphics and Multimedia
23 XML and LINQ to XML
24 Web App Development with ASP.NET: A Deeper Look
25 Web Services
26 Data Structures and Generic Collections
27 ATM Case Study, Part 1: Object-Oriented Design with the UML
28 ATM Case Study, Part 2: Implementing an Object-Oriented Design

F Creating Console Applications

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