Beginning Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 by Thearon Willis

By Thearon Willis

Beginning Microsoft visible easy 2008 is designed to educate you ways to put in writing beneficial courses in visible uncomplicated 2008 as speedy and simply as possible.

There are forms of newcomers for whom this publication is ideal:

  • You’re a newbie to programming and you’ve selected visible easy 2008 because the position to begin. That’s an outstanding selection! visible easy 2008 is not just effortless to benefit, it’s additionally enjoyable to exploit and extremely powerful.

  • You can software in one other language yet you’re a newbie to .NET programming. back, you’ve made a superb selection! no matter if you’ve come from Fortran or visible simple 6, you’ll locate that this booklet speedy will get you up to the mark on what you want to comprehend to get the main from visible easy 2008.

Visual uncomplicated 2008 deals loads of performance in either instruments and language. not anyone ebook may perhaps ever hide visible easy 2008 in its entirety—you would wish a library of books. What this e-book goals to do is to get you begun as fast and simply as attainable. It indicates you the roadmap, so that you can converse, of what there's and the place to move. as soon as we’ve taught you the fundamentals of making operating purposes (creating the home windows and controls, how your code should still deal with unforeseen occasions, what object-oriented programming is, the best way to use it on your functions, and so on), we’ll convey you the various parts you'll want to attempt your hand at subsequent. To this finish, the booklet is equipped as follows:

  • Chapters 1 via nine supply an advent to visible Studio 2008 and home windows programming.

  • Chapter 6 presents an creation to XAML and home windows Presentation origin (WPF) programming.

  • Chapter 10 offers an advent to software debugging and mistake handling.

  • Chapters eleven via thirteen offer an advent to object-oriented programming and development objects.

  • Chapter 14 offers an creation to making home windows varieties consumer controls.

  • Chapter 15 presents an creation to images in home windows applications.

  • Chapters sixteen and 17 supply an advent to programming with databases and covers entry, SQL Server, ADO.NET and LINQ.

  • Chapters 18 and 19 offer an advent to ASP.NET and enable you to write purposes for the Web.

  • Chapter 20 offers a short creation to XML, a strong software for integrating your applications—regardless of the language they have been written in.

  • Chapter 21 introduces you to net providers and the home windows conversation origin (WCF).

  • Chapter 22 introduces you to sequential workflows utilizing the home windows Workflow starting place (WF).

  • Chapter 23 introduces you to construction functions for cellular units utilizing the Compact Framework classes.

  • Chapter 24 introduces you to deploying purposes utilizing ClickOnce technology.

  • Chapter 25 presents a few perception on the place to head subsequent on your trip to profit approximately VisualBasic 2008.

  • Appendix A offers the solutions to bankruptcy exercises.

  • Appendix B introduces the Microsoft answer Framework.

  • Appendix C offers a few historical past on security.

  • Appendix D offers perception into home windows CardSpace.

  • Appendix E compares the variations among the newest types of the .NET Framework.

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Locate the Text property in the Properties window. Change the Text property’s value to Hello from Visual Basic 2008 and press Enter. Note that the form’s title has been updated to reflect the change. If you have trouble finding properties, click the little AZ icon on the toolbar toward the top of the Properties window. This changes the property listing from being ordered by category to being ordered by name. 5. You are now finished with the procedure. Click the Start button on the Visual Studio 2008 toolbar (the green triangle) to run the application.

This can be useful in debugging when you want to comment out a section of code to determine what results the program might produce by not executing those lines of code. The fourth group of icons is for undoing and redoing edits and for navigating through your code. The fifth group of icons provides the ability to start (via the green triangle), pause, and stop your application. You can also use the last three icons in this group to step into your code line by line, step over entire sections of code, and step out of a procedure.

To function properly, Visual Studio 2008 requires various updates to be installed depending on the operating system that you have (for example, Service Pack 2 on Windows XP). The setup program will automatically inform you of these updates if they are not installed. You should install those updates first and then return to the Visual Studio 2008 setup program. The individual updates required are different from the service releases listed as the third option in Figure 1-1. Step 1 of the setup program will install Visual Studio 2008 so click the Install Visual Studio 2008 link shown in Figure 1-1.

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