Visual Basic 2012 Programmer's Reference

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9781118314074: Visual Basic 2012 Programmer's Reference

The comprehensive guide to Visual Basic 2012

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB) is the most popular programming language in the world, with millions of lines of code used in businesses and applications of all types and sizes. In this edition of the bestselling Wrox guide, Visual Basic expert Rod Stephens offers novice and experienced developers a comprehensive tutorial and reference to Visual Basic 2012. This latest edition introduces major changes to the Visual Studio development platform, including support for developing mobile applications that can take advantage of the Windows 8 operating system.

  • This new edition includes information on developing Win8-compatible Metro applications using pre-loaded templates
  • Explores the new design features and support for WPF designers
  • Explains how to develop Windows smartphone apps
  • Covers new VB language features such as Asynch and Await

Visual Basic 2012 Programmer's Reference is the programmer's go-to reference for the 2012 edition of Visual Basic.

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Note: To use this book, you can download the Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop, which you can download for free at:

  • microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/products/visual-studio-express-for-windows-desktop
That version of Visual Studio includes most of the tools you will need to use Visual Basic until you're working on larger projects and you need team and project analysis tools.

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Learn to write code that leverages the latest features of Visual Basic 2012

Visual Basic 2012 is packed with powerful features and this book will help you master them all. You'll gain a solid understanding of essential Visual Basic topics and begin applying the information to perform a host of important development tasks. The tutorials inside are filled with code examples and the best methods for using them to write your own programs. Soon you'll be building sophisticated applications as you learn to get the most out of forms, windows, controls, and other objects that help make Visual Basic such a popular programming language.

Visual Basic 2012 Programmer's Reference:

  • Explores the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) from a developer's point of view
  • Covers the objects a program uses to build a user interface and implement the program's functionality
  • Shows how to perform specific tasks and why one approach might be better than another
  • Discusses the fundamental concepts of object-oriented programming
  • Uncovers how an application can interact with its environment, including loading data in external sources
  • Offers a quick review of the syntax for particular commands

Wrox Programmer's References are designed to give the experienced developer straight facts on a new technology, without hype or unnecessary explanations. They deliver hard information with plenty of practical examples.

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