Appropriate for all basic-to-intermediate level courses in Visual Basic 2008 programming.
Created by world-renowned programming instructors Paul and Harvey Deitel, Visual Basic 2008 How to Program, Fourth Edition introduces all facets of the Visual Basic 2008 language hands-on, through hundreds of working programs. This book has been thoroughly updated to reflect the major innovations Microsoft has incorporated in Visual Basic 2008 and .NET 3.5; all discussions and sample code have been carefully audited against the newest Visual Basic language specification. The many new platform features covered in depth in this edition include: LINQ data queries, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), ASP.NET Ajax and the Microsoft Ajax Library, Silverlight-based rich Internet application development, and creating Web services with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). New language features introduced in this edition: object anonymous types, object initializers, implicitly typed local variables and arrays, delegates, lambda expressions, and extension methods.
Students begin by getting comfortable with the free Visual Basic Express 2008 IDE and basic VB syntax included on the CD. 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 topics ranging from number systems to the Visual Studio Debugger, UML 2 to Unicode and ASCII.
Paul J. Deitel, CEO and Chief Technical Officer of Deitel & Associates, Inc., is a graduate of MIT's Sloan School of Management, where he studied Information Technology. He holds the Java Certified Programmer and Java Certified Developer certifications, and has been designated by Sun Microsystems as a Java Champion. Through Deitel & Associates, Inc., he has delivered Java, C, C++, C# and Visual Basic courses to industry clients, including IBM, Sun Microsystems, Dell, Lucent Technologies, Fidelity, NASA at the Kennedy Space Center, the National Severe Storm Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, Rogue Wave Software, Boeing, Stratus, Cambridge Technology Partners, Open Environment Corporation, One Wave, Hyperion Software, Adra Systems, Entergy, CableData Systems, Nortel Networks, Puma, iRobot, Invensys and many more. He has also lectured on Java and C++ for the Boston Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery. He and his father, Dr. Harvey M. Deitel, are the world's best-selling programming language textbook authors.
Dr. Harvey M. Deitel, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of Deitel & Associates, Inc., has 45 years of academic and industry experience in the computer field. Dr. Deitel earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from the MIT 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., with his son, Paul J. Deitel. He and Paul are the co-authors of several dozen books and multimedia packages and they are writing many more. With translations published in Japanese, German, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, French, Polish, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, Urdu and Turkish, the Deitels' texts have earned international recognition. Dr. Deitel has delivered hundreds of professional seminars to major corporations, academic institutions, government organizations and the military.
1. Introduction to Computers, the Internet and Visual Basic.
2. Introduction to the Visual Basic Express 2008 IDE.
3. Introduction to Visual Basic Programming.
4. Introduction to Classes and Objects.
5. Control Statements: Part 1.
6. Control Statements: Part 2.
7. Methods: A Deeper Look.
9. Introduction to LINQ and Collections
10. Classes and Objects: A Deeper Look.
11. Object-Oriented Programming: Inheritance.
12. Object-Oriented Programming: Polymorphism.
13. Exception Handling.
14. Graphical User Interfaces with Windows Forms.
15. Graphical User Interfaces with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and XAML.
16. Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Graphics.
17. Strings, Characters and Regular Expressions.
18. Files and Streams.
19. Extensible Markup Language (XML) and LINQ to XML.
20. Databases, LINQ to SQL
21. ASP.NET and ASP.NET Ajax.
22. Web Services and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).
23. Microsoft (R) Silverlight (TM) and Rich Internet Applications.
24. Data Structures.and Generic Collections
Appendix A. Operator Precedence Chart.
Appendix B. Primitive Types.
Appendix C. Number Systems.
Appendix D. Using the Visual Studio (R) Debugger.
Appendix E. ATM Case Study Code.
Appendix F. UML 2: Additional Diagram Types.
Appendix G. ASCII Character Set.
Appendix H. Unicode (R).