Visual Basic 2008 for Dummies

Visual Basic 2008 for Dummies

by Bill Sempf (Author)


Visual Basic is a favorite programming language, so if you re new to programming, it s a great place to start. Visual Basic 2008 For Dummies is the fun and easy way to begin creating applications right away while you get the hang of using the Visual Studio environment. Soon you ll be building all sorts of useful stuff with VB 2008!

This step-by-step guide walks you through a logical series of tasks that build your skills as you get comfortable with .Net terminology, theory, tools, and design principles. You ll learn how to build an application in four different architectural styles, and you ll find out how to make your programs validate input and output, make decisions, and protect themselves from security threats. Discover how to:

  • Install the Visual Studio environment
  • Write a VB program
  • Use Web forms, Windows forms, and Web services
  • Establish good programming practices
  • Create class libraries
  • Write secure applications
  • Debug your applications
  • Work with strings and if-then statements
  • Iterate with counted and nested loops
  • Pass arguments and get return values
  • Access data with VB.NET
  • Work with the file system using VB

You ll also find great tips for working with the VB user interface, using VB.NET in C# programming, troubleshooting your VB programs, taking your programming to the next level, and more! Once you get your hands on Visual Basic 2008 For Dummies, you ll be programming like a genius in no time!


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
Edition: Pap/Pas Or
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Published: 01 Apr 2008

ISBN 10: 0470182385
ISBN 13: 9780470182383

Author Bio
Bill Sempf is an expert programmer, .NET evangelist, and conference speaker. He specializes in creating .NET solutions for his clients, and is the author of VSTO For Dummies.