VB .NET Language in a Nutshell

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VB .NET Language in a Nutshell introduces the important aspects of the language and explains the .NET framework. An alphabetical reference covers the functions, statements, directives, objects, and object members that make up the VB .NET language. To ease the transition, each language element includes a "VB .NET/VB 6 Differences" section

Table of Contents


Part I. The Basics

Chapter 1. Introduction
     Why VB .NET?
     What Is VB .NET?
     What Can You Do with VB .NET?

Chapter 2. Variables and Data Types
     Declaring Variables and Constants
     Data Types
     Object Variables and Their Binding
     The Collection Object
     Parameters and Arguments

Chapter 3. Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
     Why Learn Object-Oriented Techniques?
     Principles of Object-Oriented Programming
     Classes and Objects
     Interfaces, Abstract Members, and Classes
     Polymorphism and Overloading
     Scope and Accessibility in Class Modules

Chapter 4. The .NET Framework: General Concepts
     Common Language Runtime (CLR), Managed Code, and Managed Data
     Managed Execution
     Assemblies and VB .NET

Chapter 5. The .NET Framework Class Library
     The System Namespace
     Other Namespaces

Chapter 6. Delegates and Events
     Events and Event Binding

Chapter 7. Error Handling in VB .NET
     Error Detection and Error Handling
     Runtime Error Handling
     Dealing with Logical Errors
     Error Constants

Part II. Reference

Chapter 8. The Language Reference

Part III. Appendixes

Appendix A. What's New and Different in VB .NET

Appendix B. Language Elements by Category

Appendix C. Operators

Appendix D. Constants and Enumerations

Appendix E. The VB .NET Command-Line Compiler

Appendix F. VB 6 Language Elements Not Supported by VB .NET


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