Book: Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Professional Projects
Publisher: Premier Press
This book provides a hands-on approach to learning Visual Basic.NET, one of the most popular and easy-to-learn language provided by the .NET framework. The book is aimed at readers with programming knowledge of earlier versions of Visual Basic. These readers are assumed to be experienced application developers who have knowledge of developing applications using any of the earlier versions of Visual Basic.
The book starts with a few overview chapters that cover the key concepts of Visual Basic.NET. These chapters act as an information store for readers and provide a concrete idea about the concepts. After that follows a chapter on how to migrate existing Visual Basic applications to the .NET platform. A major part of the book revolves around professional projects that are based on real-life situations. They follow a simple-tocomplex approach to cover specific subject areas and to guide the readers in implementing their learning in practical scenarios. The projects range from a simple project to create a Windows application using ADO.NET as the data access model to a complex project to create a Web application using a Web service. In addition, there are projects that will introduce how to create a Word-to-XML converter application and how to create a mobile Web application. These projects help readers accomplish their goals by understanding the practical and real-life application of Visual Basic.NET.
In addition to the overview chapters and the professional projects, this book also includes another section, the appendixes. This section acts as a quick reference to some of the additional concepts that will help readers learn know more about .NET framework.