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Microsoft Visual Basic 2013 Step by Step

Your hands-on guide to Visual Basic fundamentals Expand your expertise-and teach yourself the fundamentals of Microsoft Visual Basic 2013. If you have previous programming experience but are new to Visual Basic 2013, this tutorial delivers the step-by-step guidance and coding exercises you need to master core topics and techniques. Discover how to: * Master essential Visual Basic programming techniques * Begin building apps for Windows Store, Windows Phone 8, and ASP.NET * Design apps using XAML markup, touch input, and live tiles * Tackle advanced language concepts, such as polymorphism * Manage data sources including XML documents and web data * Create a Windows Phone 8 app that manages key lifecycle events
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Introduction Introduction to Visual Studio development Chapter 1: Visual Basic 2013 development opportunities and the Windows Store Chapter 2: The Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment Chapter 3: Creating your first Windows Store application Chapter 4: Windows desktop apps: A walkthrough using Windows Forms Designing the user interface Chapter 5: Working with Windows Store app controls Chapter 6: Working with Windows Forms controls Chapter 7: XAML markup step by step Chapter 8: Using XAML styles Chapter 9: Exploring Windows 8.1 design features: Command bar, flyout, tiles, and touch Chapter 10: Creating console applications Visual Basic programming techniques Chapter 11: Mastering data types, operators, and string processing Chapter 12: Creative decision structures and loops Chapter 13: Trapping errors by using structured error handling Chapter 14: Using arrays, collections, and generics to manage data Chapter 15: Innovative data management with LINQ Chapter 16: Object-oriented programming techniques Database and web programming Chapter 17: Database controls for Windows desktop apps Chapter 18: Data access for Windows Store apps Chapter 19: Visual Studio web development with ASP.NET Microsoft Windows Phone programming Chapter 20: Introduction to Windows Phone 8 development Chapter 21: Creating your first Windows Phone 8 application About the author

About the Author

Michael Halvorson, a former Visual Basic localization manager at Microsoft, has written more than 30 books on technology and other subjects, including Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Step by Step, Microsoft Office XP Inside Out, and Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Professional Step by Step.

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