Posts Tagged ‘Visual Basic’

Wrox PDF Ebooks DRM-free

  I’ve mentioned a couple of times in response to questions on the p2p.wrox.com forums and twitter that 2010 would be a big year for ebook changes for Wrox. Today I’m happy to announce the first of those: selling Wrox PDF ebooks DRM-free from Wrox.com (and Wrox’s parent Wiley.com). [Updated Feb 4: Here’s our announcement […]

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C#, Visual Basic, C++/CLI, and F#

Chapter 53: C#, Visual Basic, C++/CLI, and F# What’s In This Chapter? Namespaces Defining types Methods Arrays Control statements Loops Exception handling Inheritance Resource management Delegates Events Generics LINQ queries C++/CLI mixing native and managed code C# is the programming language designed for .NET. More than 50 languages exist for writing .NET applications—for example, Eiffel, […]

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Using WPF Controls in Visual Basic 2008

Excerpt from Visual Basic 2008 Programmer’s Reference By Rod Stephens WPF applications are similar in concept to Windows Forms applications in many respects. Both display a form or window that contains controls. Controls in both systems provide properties, methods, and events that determine the control’s appearance and behavior. Windows Forms applications use a set of […]

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LINQ Extension Methods with Visual Basic 2008

Excerpt from Visual Basic 2008 Programmer’s Reference By Rod Stephens Many of the newest features in Visual Studio 2008 were added to support LINQ (Language Integrated Query). Extension methods, lambda functions, anonymous types, and many of the other features new to Visual Studio were added to make building LINQ easier. Visual Basic doesn’t really execute LINQ […]

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Executing SQL Statements at Runtime in VB 2005

Excerpt from Expert One-on-One Visual Basic 2005 Design and Development by Rod Stephens There are many ways you can make a program extensible at run-time. One of the most flexible methods for extending an application at run-time is scripting. By allowing the program to execute new code at run-time, you can enable it to do […]

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