Visual Basic.NET is the most significant upgrade to VB since its first release 10 years ago. It is one of the core pieces of Microsoft's upgrade to Visual Studio, which also includes the new language C SHARP and Visual C++. The new VStudio release is significant because for the first time, Microsoft will have a common user interface for all its languages. VB has many new features, making it an equal citizen with other popular languages, such as C++ and Java. Currently there are more than 4 million VB programmers and a large number are expected to upgrade to the new version over the next few years.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Part I: Database Programming with .NET. Chapter 1: Introducing Visual Basic .NET. Chapter 2: Working with SQL Server 2000 and Visual Studio .NET. Chapter 3: ADO.NET:An Architectural Overview. Chapter 4: Working with the DataSet. Chapter 5: Building Data--Driven Windows Applications. Chapter 6: Building Data--Driven Web Applications. Chapter 7: The Business Tier. Part II: Windows Forms Projects. Chapter 8: Developing Windows Forms. Chapter 9: Programming Windows Forms Controls. Chapter 10: Multithreading. Chapter 11: Debugging and Deploying .NET Applications. Part III: Custom Components. Chapter 12: Authoring Custom Components. Chapter 13: Building Custom Windows Controls. Chapter 14: Building Windows Services. Part IV: Developing for the Web. Chapter 15: Developing Web Applications with ASP.NET. Chapter 16: Programming Web Forms. Chapter 17: Internet Programming. Chapter 18: The Data--Bound Web Controls. Chapter 19: Using XML and Visual Basic .NET. Chapter 20: Creating XML Web Services. Chapter 21: Securing Applications in ASP.NET. Chapter 22: Targeting Mobile Devices. Appendix: Getting Started with SQL Server 2000. Index.
Evangelos Petroutsos is a computer engineer who gained much of his experience at the California Institute of Technology and MCI. Currently, he writes computer books and works as a freelance computer consultant and trainer. He has authored and co--authored dozens of programming titles, including several earlier editions of this book, Mastering Visual Basic .NET, and Mastering Visual Basic .NET Database Programming. Mark Ridgeway is head of IT at Braemar College in Woodend, Australia, where he runs a computer network and teaches young minds to take nothing for granted. He has written a number of articles and tutorials on developing for the Mobile Internet and is the author of .NET Wireless Programming, also from Sybex.