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Visual Basic .NET for Experienced Programmers

Table of Contents

© 1992-2005. Deitel & Associates, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


 

Illustrations

xvi

 

Preface

xxxi

1

Introduction to .NET and Visual Basic .NET

1

1.1

Introduction

2

1.2

History of the Internet and World Wide Web

2

1.3

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

4

1.4

Extensible Markup Language (XML)

4

1.5

Key Software Trend: Object Technology

5

1.6

Introduction to Microsoft .NET

7

1.7

Visual Basic .NET

9

1.8

C, C++, Java™ and C#

10

1.9

.NET Framework and the Common Language Runtime

11

1.10

Tour of the Book

12

1.11

Summary

19

1.12

Internet and World Wide Web Resources

21

2

Introduction to the Visual Studio IDE and VB .NET Programming

23

2.1

Introduction

24

2.2

Visual Studio .NET Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Overview

25

2.3

Menu Bar and Toolbar

28

2.4

Visual Studio .NET Windows

30

2.4.1

Solution Explorer

30

2.4.2

Toolbox

31

2.4.3

Properties Window

31

2.5

Using Help

34

2.6

Simple Program: Displaying Text and an Image

35

2.7

Simple Program: Printing a Line of Text

45

2.8

Arithmetic

56

2.9

Decision Making: Equality and Relational Operators

58

2.10

Summary

61

3

Control Structures

63

3.1

Introduction

64

3.2

Control Structures

64

3.3

If/Then Selection Structure

66

3.4

If/Then/Else Selection Structure

66

3.5

While Repetition Structure

67

3.6

Do While/Loop Repetition Structure

67

3.7

Do Until/Loop Repetition Structure

67

3.8

Do/Loop While Repetition Structure

68

3.9

Do/Loop Until Repetition Structure

68

3.10

Assignment Operators

68

3.11

For/Next Repetition Structure

69

3.12

Example: Using the For/Next Structure to Compute Compound Interest

70

3.13

Select Case Multiple-Selection Structure

75

3.14

Using the Exit Keyword in a Repetition Structure

78

3.15

Logical Operators

80

3.16

Introduction to Windows Application Programming

86

3.17

Summary

94

4

Procedures and Arrays

95

4.1

Introduction

96

4.2

Modules, Classes and Procedures

97

4.3

Sub Procedures

97

4.4

Function Procedures

100

4.5

Methods

101

4.6

Argument Promotion

104

4.7

Option Strict and Data-Type Conversions

106

4.8

Value Types and Reference Types

108

4.9

Passing Arguments: Pass-by-Value vs. Pass-by-Reference

109

4.10

Duration of Identifiers

111

4.11

Scope Rules

112

4.12

Recursion

115

4.13

Procedure Overloading and Optional Arguments

118

4.13.1

Procedure Overloading

118

4.13.2

Optional Arguments

120

4.14

Modules

123

4.15

Arrays

125

4.16

Passing Arrays to Procedures

128

4.17

Passing Arrays: ByVal vs. ByRef

131

4.18

Multidimensional Rectangular and Jagged Arrays

136

4.19

For Each/Next Repetition Structure

140

4.20

Summary

141

5

Object-Based Programming

143

5.1

Introduction

144

5.2

Implementing a Time Abstract Data Type with a Class

145

5.3

Class Scope

153

5.4

Controlling Access to Members

153

5.5

Initializing Class Objects: Constructors

155

5.6

Using Overloaded Constructors

155

5.7

Properties

161

5.8

Composition: Objects as Instance Variables of Other Classes

168

5.9

Using the Me Reference

171

5.10

Garbage Collection

173

5.11

Shared Class Members

174

5.12

Const and ReadOnly Members

178

5.13

Data Abstraction and Information Hiding

181

5.14

Software Reusability

182

5.15

Namespaces and Assemblies

183

5.16

Class View and Object Browser

187

5.17

Summary

188

6

Object-Oriented Programming: Inheritance

191

6.1

Introduction

192

6.2

Base Classes and Derived Classes

193

6.3

Protected and Friend Members

196

6.4

Relationship Between Base Classes and Derived Classes

196

6.5

Case Study: Three-Level Inheritance Hierarchy

214

6.6

Constructors and Finalizers in Derived Classes

218

6.7

Software Engineering with Inheritance

224

6.8

Summary

225

7

Object-Oriented Programming: Polymorphism

227

7.1

Introduction

228

7.2

Derived-Class-Object to Base-Class-Object Conversion

228

7.3

Type Fields and Select Case Statements

235

7.4

Polymorphism Examples

236

7.5

Abstract Classes and Methods

237

7.6

Case Study: Inheriting Interface and Implementation

239

7.7

NotInheritable Classes and NotOverridable Methods

247

7.8

Case Study: Payroll System Using Polymorphism

248

7.9

Case Study: Creating and Using Interfaces

258

7.10

Delegates

271

7.11

Summary

277

8

Exception Handling

278

8.1

Introduction

279

8.2

Exception Handling Overview

280

8.3

Example: DivideByZeroException

283

8.4

.NET Exception Hierarchy

287

8.5

Finally Block

289

8.6

Exception Properties

296

8.7

Programmer-Defined Exception Classes

301

8.8

Handling Overflows

305

8.9

Summary

307

9

Graphical User Interface Concepts: Part 1

309

9.1

Introduction

310

9.2

Windows Forms

312

9.3

Event-Handling Model

314

9.4

Control Properties and Layout

321

9.5

Labels, TextBoxes and Buttons

325

9.6

GroupBoxes and Panels

328

9.7

CheckBoxes and RadioButtons

331

9.8

PictureBoxes

342

9.9

Mouse-Event Handling

344

9.10

Keyboard-Event Handling

347

9.11

Summary

351

10

Graphical User Interface Concepts: Part 2

353

10.1

Introduction

354

10.2

Menus

354

10.3

LinkLabels

364

10.4

ListBoxes and CheckedListBoxes

368

10.4.1

ListBoxes

370

10.4.2

CheckedListBoxes

372

10.5

ComboBoxes

375

10.6

TreeViews

380

10.7

ListViews

385

10.8

Tab Control

392

10.9

Multiple-Document-Interface (MDI) Windows

397

10.10

Visual Inheritance

406

10.11

User-Defined Controls

410

10.12

Summary

415

11

Multithreading

417

11.1

Introduction

418

11.2

Thread States: Life Cycle of a Thread

420

11.3

Thread Priorities and Thread Scheduling

421

11.4

Thread Synchronization and Class Monitor

426

11.5

Producer/Consumer Relationship without Thread Synchronization

428

11.6

Producer/Consumer Relationship with Thread Synchronization

434

11.7

Producer/Consumer Relationship: Circular Buffer

443

11.8

Summary

453

12

Strings, Characters and Regular Expressions

455

12.1

Introduction

456

12.2

Fundamentals of Characters and Strings

456

12.3

String Constructors

457

12.4

String Length and Chars Properties, and CopyTo Method

459

12.5

Comparing Strings

461

12.6

String Method GetHashCode

465

12.7

Locating Characters and Substrings in Strings

466

12.8

Extracting Substrings from Strings

469

12.9

Concatenating Strings

470

12.10

Miscellaneous String Methods

471

12.11

Class StringBuilder

473

12.12

StringBuilder Indexer, Length and Capacity Properties, and EnsureCapacity Method

 

12.13

StringBuilder Append and AppendFormat Methods

476

12.14

StringBuilder Insert, Remove and Replace Methods

479

12.15

Char Methods

482

12.16

Card Shuffling and Dealing Simulation

485

12.17

Regular Expressions and Class Regex

489

12.18

Summary

499

13

Graphics and Multimedia

501

13.1

Introduction

502

13.2

Graphics Contexts and Graphics Objects

504

13.3

Color Control

505

13.4

Font Control

512

13.5

Drawing Lines, Rectangles and Ovals

517

13.6

Drawing Arcs

520

13.7

Drawing Polygons and Polylines

523

13.8

Advanced Graphics Capabilities

527

13.9

Introduction to Multimedia

532

13.10

Loading, Displaying and Scaling Images

532

13.11

Animating a Series of Images

534

13.12

Windows Media Player

547

13.13

Microsoft Agent

549

13.14

Summary

563

14

Files and Streams

565

14.1

Introduction

566

14.2

Data Hierarchy

566

14.3

Files and Streams

568

14.4

Classes File and Directory

570

14.5

Creating a Sequential-Access File

580

14.6

Reading Data from a Sequential-Access File

591

14.7

Random-Access Files

602

14.8

Creating a Random-Access File

607

14.9

Writing Data Randomly to a Random-Access File

610

14.10

Reading Data Sequentially from a Random-Access File

615

14.11

Case Study: A Transaction-Processing Program

620

14.12

Summary

640

15

Extensible Markup Language (XML)

642

15.1

Introduction

643

15.2

XML Documents

643

15.3

XML Namespaces

648

15.4

Document Object Model (DOM)

651

15.5

Document Type Definitions (DTDs), Schemas and Validation

669

15.5.1

Document Type Definitions

670

15.5.2

Microsoft XML Schemas

674

15.6

Extensible Stylesheet Language and XslTransform

679

15.7

Microsoft BizTalk™

686

15.8

Summary

689

15.9

Internet and World Wide Web Resources

690

16

Database, SQL and ADO .NET

692

16.1

Introduction

693

16.2

Relational Database Model

694

16.3

Relational Database Overview: Books Database

695

16.4

Structured Query Language (SQL)

701

16.4.1

Basic SELECT Statement

702

16.4.2

WHERE Clause

703

16.4.3

ORDER BY Clause

706

16.4.4

Merging Data from Multiple Tables: INNER JOIN

708

16.4.5

Joining Data from Tables Authors, AuthorISBN, Titles and Publishers

 

16.4.6

INSERT Statement

714

16.4.7

UPDATE Statement

715

16.4.8

DELETE Statement

716

16.5

ADO .NET Object Model

717

16.6

Programming with ADO .NET: Extracting Information from a Database

718

16.6.1

Connecting to and Querying an Access Data Source

718

16.6.2

Querying the Books Database

726

16.7

Programming with ADO .NET: Modifying a Database

728

16.8

Reading and Writing XML Files

737

16.9

Summary

740

17

ASP .NET, Web Forms and Web Controls

742

17.1

Introduction

743

17.2

Simple HTTP Transaction

744

17.3

System Architecture

746

17.4

Creating and Running a Simple Web-Form Example

747

17.5

Web Controls

759

17.5.1

Text and Graphics Controls

759

17.5.2

AdRotator Control

765

17.5.3

Validation Controls

770

17.6

Session Tracking

780

17.6.1

Cookies

781

17.6.2

Session Tracking with HttpSessionState

790

17.7

Case Study: Online Guest book

799

17.8

Case Study: Connecting to a Database in ASP .NET

805

17.9

Tracing

820

17.10

Summary

822

17.11

Internet and Web Resources

824

18

ASP .NET and Web Services

825

18.1

Introduction

826

18.2

Web Services

827

18.3

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and Web Services

831

18.4

Publishing and Consuming Web Services

832

18.5

Session Tracking in Web Services

847

18.6

Using Web Forms and Web Services

860

18.7

Case Study: Temperature Information Application

866

18.8

User-Defined Types in Web Services

875

18.9

Summary

885

18.10

Internet and Web Resources

886

19

Networking: Streams-Based Sockets and Datagrams

887

19.1

Introduction

888

19.2

Establishing a Simple Server (Using Stream Sockets)

889

19.3

Establishing a Simple Client (Using Stream Sockets)

891

19.4

Client/Server Interaction via Stream-Socket Connections

892

19.5

Connectionless Client/Server Interaction via Datagrams

901

19.6

Client/Server Tic-Tac-Toe Using a Multithreaded Server

907

19.7

Summary

922

20

Data Structures and Collections

924

20.1

Introduction

925

20.2

Self-Referential Classes

925

20.3

Linked Lists

927

20.4

Stacks

940

20.5

Queues

944

20.6

Trees

948

20.6.1

Binary Search Tree of Integer Values

949

20.6.2

Binary Search Tree of IComparable Objects

956

20.7

Collection Classes

963

20.7.1

Class Array

964

20.7.2

Class ArrayList

967

20.7.3

Class Stack

973

20.7.4

Class Hashtable

977

20.8

Summary

983

21

Mobile Internet Toolkit

985

21.1

Introduction

986

21.2

Mobile Internet Toolkit Client Devices

986

21.3

Introduction to the Microsoft Mobile Internet Toolkit and Microsoft Mobile Web Forms

 

21.4

Advanced Mobile Web Forms Controls

1003

21.5

Example: Deitel Wireless Portal

1010

21.6

Device-Independent Web Design Using Stylesheets and Templates

1015

21.7

Consuming a Web Service from a Mobile Application

1029

21.8

Summary

1034

21.9

Internet and Web Resources

1035

A

Operator Precedence Chart

1036

B

Visual Studio .NET Debugger

1038

B.1

Introduction

1039

B.2

Breakpoints

1040

B.3

Examining Data

1042

B.4

Program Control

1044

B.5

Additional Procedure Debugging Capabilities

1048

B.6

Additional Class Debugging Capabilities

1050

B.7

Summary

1053

C

ASCII Character Set

1054

D

Unicode®

1055

D.1

Introduction

1056

D.2

Unicode Transformation Formats

1057

D.3

Characters and Glyphs

1058

D.4

Advantages/Disadvantages of Unicode

1059

D.5

Unicode Consortium’s Web Site

1059

D.6

Using Unicode

1060

D.7

Character Ranges

1062

D.8

Summary

1063

 

Bibliography

1065

 

Index

1069

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