Pro VB 2010 and the .NET 4.0 Platform

Pro VB 2010 and the .NET 4.0 Platform

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Be the first to understand .NET 4.0 and Visual Basic 2010. Pro VB 2010 and the .NET 4.0 Platform provides developers with a complete guide to the new technology, explaining the importance of all the key VB 2010 language features. This edition has been comprehensively revised and rewritten to make it accurately reflect the VB 10 language specification for the .NET 4.0 platform. Youa€™ll find new chapters covering the important concepts of dynamic lookups, named and optional arguments, Parallel LINQ (PLINQ), improved COM interop, and variance for generics. The first edition of this book was released at the 2001 Tech-Ed conference in Atlanta, Georgia. At that time, the .NET platform was still a beta product, and in many ways, so was this book. This is not to say that the early editions of this text did not have merita€”after all, the book was a 2002 Jolt Award finalist and it won the 2003 Referenceware Excellence Award. However, over the years that author Andrew Troelsen spent working with the common language runtime (CLR), he gained a much deeper understanding of the .NET platform and the subtleties of the VB programming language, and he feels that this sixth edition of the book is as close to a a€œfinal releasea€ as hea€™s come yet! If youa€™re checking out this book for the first time, do understand that ita€™s targeted at experienced software professionals and/or graduate students of computer science (so dona€™t expect three chapters on iteration or decision constructs!). The mission of this text is to provide you with a rock-solid foundation in the VB programming language and the core aspects of the .NET platform (assemblies, remoting, Windows Forms, Web Forms, ADO.NET, XML web services, etc.). Once you digest the information presented in these 25 chapters, youa€™ll be in a perfect position to apply this knowledge to your specific programming assignments and explore the .NET universe on your own terms. What youa€™ll learn Discover the ins and outs of the leading .NET technology. Learn from an award-winning author who has been teaching the .NET world since version 1.0. Find complete coverage of the WPF, WCF, and WF foundations that support the core .NET platform. Who this book is for This book is for anyone with some software development experience who is interested in the new .NET Framework 4.0 and the VB language. Whether you are moving to .NET for the first time or are already writing applications on .NET 2.0 or .NET 3.5, this book will provide you with a comprehensive grounding in the new technology and serve as a complete reference throughout your coding career. Table of Contents Introducing VB 2010 Building Visual Basic 2010 Applications Core VB 2010 Programming Constructs, Part I Core VB 2010 Programming Constructs, Part II Defining Encapsulated Class Types Understanding Inheritance and Polymorphism Understanding Structured Exception Handling Understanding Object Lifetime Working with Interfaces Understanding Generics Delegates, Events, and Lambdas Advanced VB 2010 Language Features LINQ to Objects Configuring .NET Assemblies Type Reflection, Late Binding, and Attribute-Based Programming Processes, AppDomains, and Object Contexts Understanding CIL and the Role of Dynamic Assemblies Dynamic Types and the Dynamic Language Runtime Multithreaded and Parallel Programming File I/O and Object Serialization ADO.NET Part I: The Connected Layer ADO.NET Part II: The Disconnected Layer ADO.NET Part III: The Entity Framework Introducing LINQ to XML Introducing Windows Communication Foundation Introducing Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0 Introducing Windows Presentation Foundation and XAML Programming with WPF Controls WPF Graphics Rendering Services WPF Resources, Animations, and Styles WPF Control Templates and UserControls Building ASP.NET Web Pages ASP.NET Web Controls, Master Pages, and Themes ASP.NET State Management Techniques Programming with Windows Forms Platform-Independent .NET Development with MonoI wona#39;t bother to show the code behind the dialog box, so please see the provided solution for details. Ifyou are following however ... Using the .NET tab of the Add Reference... dialog box, add a reference to the Microsoft.Office.Interop. Excel.dllanbsp;...

Title:Pro VB 2010 and the .NET 4.0 Platform
Author:Andrew Troelsen, Vidya Vrat Agarwal
Publisher:Apress - 2010-10-18


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