Now, Anne Boehm continues this tradition of quality and usefulness in the latest edition of our VB text, written for Visual Basic 2010.
So if you're new to VB development...or if you're upgrading to VB 2010 and are looking for an up-to-date reference...you'll find that this book is packed with the information you need, delivered in a way that's made earlier editions such favorites among professional developers:
It's concise, practical, and crystal-clear in telling you what you need to know.
It shows you how to get the most from Visual Studio 2010 as you design, code, debug, and deploy Windows Forms applications using VB 2010.
It gives you solid training in the essential skills that you'll use every day, including data validation...handling numeric, date, and string data…working with arrays and collections...handling exceptions...working with text, binary, and XML files...and understanding how OOP works.
It gives you a 4-chapter section on database programming...far more than you'll find in any other VB book, even though database handling is essential in business applications.
It introduces you to LINQ, the .NET feature lets you use VB to query almost any data source, from databases to arrays to XML files.
It shows you how to build real-world applications so you always see how the features you're learning interact with each other.
It gives you chapter exercises that let you practice what you're learning and apply your skills in new ways.
In short, if you're going to be working with Visual Basic 2010, take the advice of your fellow developers: Save yourself some time and money by making this book your first choice for VB 2010 education and reference.
About the Author
Anne Boehm has over 30 years of experience as an enterprise programmer. She got started with Visual Basic in the days of VB5, and has been programming on .NET since its inception. In the past 5 years, she s added C# to her programming repertoire, and she's authored or co-authored books on Visual Basic, C#, ADO.NET, and ASP.NET.