Now that the .NET Framework and the Visual Studio .NET IDE have been officially released by Microsoft, it is imperative for developers to get up to speed with the new .NET languages quickly and effectively.
The purpose of this book is to act as the tool for this task, helping experienced Visual Basic developers note the key similarities, and differences, between their current language and Visual Basic .NET.
The focus of this book is on the overall capabilities of the new language, delivering a rapid and concise introduction to Visual Basic .NET and includes the most important features required by a Visual Basic developer to begin using Visual Basic .NET. The intent is not to give an encyclopedic coverage of Visual Basic .NET, but rather, to get Visual Basic developers using Visual Basic .NET efficiently as quickly as possible.
An update to the acclaimed VB.NET Programming with the Public Beta by the same authors, this book has been revised and tested for the final release of the .NET Framework. Topics covered include:
An introduction to the .NET Framework, including new IDE and language features
New Windows user interface capabilities
New object-oriented and web capabilities of Visual Basic .NET
Data access using Visual Basic .NET
Installation and deployment
Interoperability and migration
Effective Visual Studio .NET quickly establishes the basics of the IDE before moving on to examine more sophisticated techniques that will make your programs stand out from the crowd. Examples throughout illustrate techniques to allow you to maximize your productivity in the VS.NET environment.
Chapter 1: Getting Started
Chapter 2: Introduction to the .NET Framework
Chapter 3: New IDE Features
Chapter 4: New Language Features
Chapter 5: New Windows User Interface Capabilities
Chapter 6: New Object-Oriented Capabilities
Chapter 7: New Web Capabilities
Chapter 8: Data Access
Chapter 9: Advanced Topics
Chapter 10: Installation and Deployment
Chapter 11: Interoperability and Migration