Visual Basic 2008 How to Program: International Version

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9780137155361: Visual Basic 2008 How to Program: International Version

Appropriate for all basic-to-intermediate level courses in Visual Basic 2008 programming.


Created by world-renowned programming instructors Paul and Harvey Deitel, Visual Basic 2008 How to Program, Fourth Edition introduces all facets of the Visual Basic 2008 language hands-on, through hundreds of working programs. This book has been thoroughly updated to reflect the major innovations Microsoft has incorporated in Visual Basic 2008 and .NET 3.5; all discussions and sample code have been carefully audited against the newest Visual Basic language specification. The many new platform features covered in depth in this edition include: LINQ data queries, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), ASP.NET Ajax and the Microsoft Ajax Library, Silverlight-based rich Internet application development, and creating Web services with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). New language features introduced in this edition: object anonymous types, object initializers, implicitly typed local variables and arrays, delegates, lambda expressions, and extension methods.


Students begin by getting comfortable with the free Visual Basic Express 2008 IDE and basic VB syntax included on the CD. Next, they build their skills one step at a time, mastering control structures, classes, objects, methods, variables, arrays, and the core techniques of object-oriented programming. With this strong foundation in place, the Deitels introduce more sophisticated techniques, including inheritance, polymorphism, exception handling, strings, GUI's, data structures, generics, and collections. Throughout, the authors show developers how to make the most of Microsoft’s Visual Studio tools. A series of appendices provide essential programming reference material on topics ranging from number systems to the Visual Studio Debugger, UML 2 to Unicode and ASCII.


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The authoritative DEITEL® live-code introduction to object-oriented programming with Visual Basic® 2008, .NET 3.5, LINQ, WPF, ASP.NET AJAX, WCF web services and Silverlight™!

Visual Basic® is one of the world’s most popular object-oriented languages. This new edition uses a friendly, carefully paced approach to developing both desktop and web-based applications.


"Rich programming examples and explanations of the concepts. An enjoyable read―many ‘light bulb’ moments throughout. I’m a big fan of the gradually developed GradeBook case study! Building the ATM application chapter-by-chapter shows the amount of work in programming a major application. Excellent bank account [file processing] examples. The Silverlight™ Weather application is great." –James Keysor, Florida Institute of Tech.

"The best resource to learn object-oriented programming using VB 2008. I recommend this book to novices and advanced programmers." –Jesús Ubaldo Quevedo-Torrero, University of Wisconsin–Parkside, CS Dept.

"A comprehensive educational experience for the aspiring Visual Basic programmer. From the basics of control flow and data structures to advanced topics like multimedia, generics, Ajax and service protocols, this book teaches you everything you need to know to build great applications the right way." –Joe Stagner, Microsoft

"Superb job explaining inheritance. A well-designed introduction to WPF GUI. A good job explaining how XAML can be used to integrate with multimedia, graphics and the Internet." –Amit K. Ghosh, U. of Texas, El Paso

"The TV/Video Viewer is an excellent example which will enthuse students and help them see how complex graphics effects can be created easily in WPF. A good example of the power of data binding in WPF. An excellent introduction to SQL database queries and LINQ to SQL." –Ged Mead, Microsoft MVP (Visual Basic), DevCity.Net

"An excellent introduction to XML, LINQ to XML and related technologies."–Helena Kotas, Microsoft


"Very good introduction to WCF and web services protocols." –Marcelo Guerra Hahn, Microsoft


"Impressive introduction to collections and generics! " –Kim Hamilton, Microsoft


"I can’t wait to see what amazing things your readers do once they are armed with this newfound knowledge." –Chris Lovett, Software Architect, Microsoft


"Helps you create rich desktop-based Windows Forms or WPF applications, or scalable web-based applications using ASP.NET or Silverlight™." –Anand Mukundan, Polaris Software Lab Ltd.

Visual Basic® 2008 How to Program provides comprehensive object-oriented programming coverage and many integrated case studies: classes (GradeBook, Time, Employee), optional OOD/UMLTM 2 ATM system, WPF (painter, color chooser, clock, book cover viewer), multitier database-driven web applications (guest book, secure book database), WCF web services (blackjack, airline reservation system, equation generator) and Silverlight™ (weather viewer, Flickr™ viewer, deep zoom, video selector).


Paul J. Deitel and Dr. Harvey M. Deitel are the founders of Deitel & Associates, Inc., the internationally recognized corporate training, content creation and Internet business development organization specializing in Visual Basic®, C#, Visual C++¨, Java™, C, C++, XML, Internet, web and object technologies. The Deitels are the authors of many other best-selling textbooks, including Visual C#¨ 2008 How to Program, 3/e, Java™ How to Program, 7/e, Internet & World Wide Web How to Program, 4/e, andC++ How to Program, 6/e.

Visual Basic 2008 How to Program’s user resources include web sites ( and with the book’s code examples and information for faculty, students and professionals. Contact the authors at
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About the Author:

Paul J. Deitel, CEO and Chief Technical Officer of Deitel & Associates, Inc., is a graduate of MIT’s Sloan School of Management, where he studied Information Technology. He holds the Java Certified Programmer and Java Certified Developer certifications, and has been designated by Sun Microsystems as a Java Champion. Through Deitel & Associates, Inc., he has delivered Java, C, C++, C# and Visual Basic courses to industry clients, including IBM, Sun Microsystems, Dell, Lucent Technologies, Fidelity, NASA at the Kennedy Space Center, the National Severe Storm Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, Rogue Wave Software, Boeing, Stratus, Cambridge Technology Partners, Open Environment Corporation, One Wave, Hyperion Software, Adra Systems, Entergy, CableData Systems, Nortel Networks, Puma, iRobot, Invensys and many more. He has also lectured on Java and C++ for the Boston Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery. He and his father, Dr. Harvey M. Deitel, are the world’s best-selling programming language textbook authors.

Dr. Harvey M. Deitel, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of Deitel & Associates, Inc., has 45 years of academic and industry experience in the computer field. Dr. Deitel earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from the MIT and a Ph.D. from Boston University. He has 20 years of college teaching experience, including earning tenure and serving as the Chairman of the Computer Science Department at Boston College before founding Deitel & Associates, Inc., with his son, Paul J. Deitel. He and Paul are the co-authors of several dozen books and multimedia packages and they are writing many more. With translations published in Japanese, German, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, French, Polish, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, Urdu and Turkish, the Deitels’ texts have earned international recognition. Dr. Deitel has delivered hundreds of professional seminars to major corporations, academic institutions, government organizations and the military.

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