$39.99, 1054 pages, 2005
From the back cover:
Visual Basic 2005 adds new features to Visual Basic (VB) that make it a more powerful programming language than ever before. This combined tutorial and reference describes VB 2005 from scratch, while also offering in-depth content for more advanced developers. Whether you're looking to learn the latest features of VB 2005 or you want a refresher of easily forgotten details, this book is an ideal resource.
Well-known VB expert Rod Stephens features the basics of Visual Basic 2005 programming in the first half of the book. The second half serves as a reference that allows you to quickly locate information for specific language features. It's a comprehensive look at programming using the increased set of language options offered with the VB 2005 release, confirming that there has never been a better time to learn Visual Basic than now.
What you will learn from this book:
This book is for programmers at all levels who are either looking to learn Visual Basic 2005 or have already mastered it and want some useful tips, tricks, and language details.
- The fundamental concepts of object-oriented programming with Visual Basic, including classes and structures, inheritance and interfaces, and generics
- How an application can interact with its environment, save and load data in external sources, and use standard dialog controls
- The syntax for declaring subroutines, functions, generics, classes, and other important language concepts
Wrox Programmer's References are designed to give the experienced developer straight facts on a new technology, without hype or unnecessary explanations. They deliver hard information with plenty of practical examples to help you apply new tools to your development projects today.
- Alan Fisher, VBUG (UK)
- ...I found that Visual Basic 2005 - Programmer's Reference is a well-written and organised reference book. It is suitable for programmers at all levels of ability, and as such it does not just concentrate on the program features and function syntax, but also on the underlying concept and intent of the feature... Full review.
- Geoffrey R. Stokeld
- ...For me this book is just the right level. It doesn't assume your are an idiot or waste time on Windows basics. The 1058 pages (I have the electronic version) are full of concise explanations, just the right level of detail and hardly a page goes by without a relevent screen shot or code example (code is king!). There is a 6.7M zipped file of code samples that are full of really useful examples... Amazon reviews.
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