Murach’s Visual Basic 2012

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 842 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook & Associates; 5th edition (November 11, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1890774731
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890774738

eBook Description:

Murach’s Visual Basic 2012

  • 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 2012 as you design, code, debug, and deploy Windows Forms applications using VB 2012.
  • 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 that 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.

Now, this 5th Edition is a self-paced, professional book that shows how to use Visual Studio 2012, VB 2012, and the .NET 4.5 classes to develop Windows Forms applications. It’s a data programming book that shows how to (1) prototype professional database applications using RAD features like data sources, (2) start using ADO.NET to work directly with databases for more control, and (3) use LINQ to query a variety of data sources, from databases to arrays to XML files. It’s an object-oriented book that shows how to use business classes, inheritance, and interfaces the way they’re used in the real world. It’s a hands-on book that shows you how to develop your first Windows 8 apps and submit them to the Windows Store.

When you’re done, you’ll be able to develop 3-tiered, object-oriented Windows applications the way the best professionals do. And you’ll have the core VB and Visual Studio skills that you need to develop any VB application…whether for Windows, the web, or mobile devices.

Now, Anne Boehm continues this tradition of quality and usefulness in the latest edition of our VB text, written for Visual Basic 2012.

Of course, the content continues to evolve with the language. So in this edition, Anne has added a chapter on Windows 8 programming that gets you started creating touchscreen applications for tablets. And she’s updated the material wherever VB 2012 differs from earlier releases.

But she hasn’t changed the overall approach. So whether you’re new to VB development…or you’re upgrading to VB 2012 and need 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 2012 as you design, code, debug, and deploy Windows Forms applications using VB 2012.
  • 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 that 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 2012, take the advice of your fellow developers: Save yourself some time and money by making this book your first choice for VB 2012 education and reference.

Who this book is for

This book is for anyone who wants to learn how to use VB 2012 to develop Windows Forms applications:

  • If you’ve never used VB before, you’ll start at the beginning but move at a pace that has you developing business applications in a minimum of time.
  • If you’re new to the .NET environment, you’ll learn how to use Visual Studio 2012 and all of the great productivity tools it has to offer as you learn Visual Basic.
  • If you have experience with a previous version of Visual Basic, you’ll upgrade easily to VB 2012, focusing on the features and development techniques that are new to you.

And even though the focus is on Windows Forms, the skills you’ll gain will apply to any .NET application…whether for Windows, the web, or mobile devices.

If you have a copy of Murach’s Visual Basic 2010

The core VB language hasn’t undergone major changes in the 2012 release. So just in terms of VB, this book isn’t essential for your initial upgrade to 2012…although you may want to have it on hand for reference.

But the Visual Studio environment has changed some. So this edition teaches you how to get around in VS 2012 to use it effectively.

Plus, there’s a new, final chapter in this edition that introduces you to programming Windows 8 apps. This chapter starts off with the special design considerations that come into play for apps that can run on tablets and interact via touch screens. Then, it teaches you some of the basic skills for developing this type of app and submitting it to the Windows Store for public access. You’ll need a lot more training at this point…but you’ll know what’s involved if you want to go into Windows 8 programming.

This Visual Basic book has been a favorite of developers ever since the 1st edition came out in 2002.

Now, this Murach’s Visual Basic 2012, 5th Edition is a self-paced, professional book that shows how to use Visual Studio 2012, VB 2012, and the .NET 4.5 classes to develop Windows Forms applications. It’s a data programming book that shows how to (1) prototype professional database applications using RAD features like data sources, (2) start using ADO.NET to work directly with databases for more control, and (3) use LINQ to query a variety of data sources, from databases to arrays to XML files. It’s an object-oriented book that shows how to use business classes, inheritance, and interfaces the way they’re used in the real world. It’s a hands-on book that shows you how to develop your first Windows 8 apps and submit them to the Windows Store.

When you’re done, you’ll be able to develop 3-tiered, object-oriented Windows applications the way the best professionals do. And you’ll have the core VB and Visual Studio skills that you need to develop any VB application…whether for Windows, the web, or mobile devices.

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