Build industrial-strength .NET applications with Visual Basic.
Experienced programmers: Quickly come up to speed on the new, powerful Visual Basic .NET
Practical, hands-on coverage of the .NET Framework, CLR, ADO.NET, ASP.NET, Web services, security, interoperability, and more
Running case study: see how concepts work together when you build .NET applications
This book gives experienced developers the practical insight they need to build enterprise applications using Visual Basic .NET. Using extensive code examples and a running case study, the authors illuminate the .NET concepts and technologies that offer developers the greatest power and value. They cover the entire process of constructing a .NET application: developing a simple .NET console application; adding a Windows Forms interface; isolating functionality within components; providing database access via ADO.NET; securing your code; and using ASP.NET to create Web applications and services.
.NET Framework and Common Language Runtime fundamentals for experienced programmers
Key .NET features: interfaces, attributes, collections, I/O, threading, remoting, and more
In-depth coverage of ADO.NET, ASP.NET Web Forms, and Web services
Advanced user interface programming with Windows Forms and GDI+
Assemblies, component deployment, and versioning
Ensuring interoperability with diverse and legacy systems
Includes a self-contained Visual Basic .NET overview for those new to the language
Part of The Integrated .NET Series from Object Innovations and Prentice Hall PTR.