Introducing Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 for Developers


March 2006

Aa730845.netvbdev_01(en-US,VS.80).gif Get a focused, first look at the features and capabilities in Microsoft Visual Basic 2005, Visual Studio 2005, and the .NET Framework 2.0. If you currently work with Visual Basic 6, these authors fully understand the adoption and code migration issues you'll encounter. They'll step you through a quick primer on .NET Framework programming, offering guidance for a productive transition. If you already work with .NET, you'll jump directly into what's new, learning how to extend your existing skills. From the innovations in rapid application development, debugging, and deployment, to new data access, desktop, and Web programming capabilities, you get the prerelease insights and code walkthroughs you need to be productive right away.

Chapter 1: Microsoft .NET Framework Primer for the Visual Basic Developer

Develop more productive, secure, reliable, and deployable Visual Basic programs with innovations available in the .NET Framework.

Chapter 2: Language Enhancements for Visual Basic 2005

Simplify and clarify your source code using the new keywords in the Visual Basic language. In addition, learn about the added functionality in the My namespace that was not available in previous releases of the .NET Framework.

Chapter 3: Visual Studio 2005 Integrated Development Environment

The Visual Studio 2005 integrated development environment includes a number of new and improved productivity features. The IDE has also been redesigned with a view toward providing developers with more direct access to the .NET Framework components, such as the new settings and resource architecture.

Chapter 4: Building Datacentric Applications

Explore four applications to see how Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0 enhance productivity and make connecting to data sources from your application much easier than with previous development tools.

Chapter 5: Constructing User Interfaces

New controls and improvements in the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 allow you to create professional-looking applications that provide a better end-user experience and reduce your coding effort.

Chapter 6: Building Web Applications

Visual Studio 2005 builds on the innovation introduced in Visual Studio .NET and makes Web development easier than ever before for both experienced and novice Web developers.

Chapter 7: Microsoft .NET Framework Enhancements

Examine new features and how to use them to reduce your coding effort in Visual Basic 2005 while increasing your application's usability, security, and maintainability.

Chapter 8: Deploying Applications

Focus on how to use the new ClickOnce deployment technology and review how to build Microsoft Windows Installer packages by using the setup project templates and tools included in Visual Studio 2005. You'll also learn how to choose the right method for deploying applications.

You can download all 8 chapters.

Want to learn more about Visual Basic 2005? If you need more information and resources after reading this book, you can find articles, videos, and software for Visual Basic 2005 on the Microsoft Visual Basic Developer Center.

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