In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you’ll learn how to build complete, reliable, and modern applications with Visual Basic 2012. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll master the entire process, from navigating VB 2012 to deploying finished solutions. You’ll learn how to write efficient object-oriented code; build superior user interfaces; work with graphics, text, and databases; and even control external applications. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a strong, practical foundation for success!
Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Visual Basic 2012 tasks.
Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.
By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion.
Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.
Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.
Learn how to…
Navigate the VB 2012 environment and use VB’s powerful new tools
Work with objects, collections, and events
Build attractive, highly functional user interfaces
Make the most of VB 2012’s advanced controls
Create efficient modules and reusable procedures
Store data, make decisions in code, and use loops to improve efficiency
Use powerful object-oriented programming techniques
Interact effectively with users
Work with graphics, text files, and databases
Debug and troubleshoot applications
Manipulate external applications, file systems, and the Windows Registry
Distribute the software you’ve created
On the Web:
Access code examples from the book, as well as updates, and corrections as they become available at informit.com/title/9780672336294
Download Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows Desktop from www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/downloads