Item description for VB 2005 Black Book (Black Book (Paraglyph Press)) by Steven Holzner...
Visual Basic 2005 Black Book is a comprehensive reference and problem solving guide for Visual Basic developers. It covers Visual Basic 2005 inside and out and provides hundreds of ready-to-use programming solutions. Readers will learn everything they need to know for developing and managing windows and web applications using VB 2005. Some of the critical topics covered by the new book include: language enhancements, graphics programming, ASP development, web forms and web controls, validation controls, data access with ADO .NET, binding controls, creating Windows services, and security. This edition now extensively covers development of web applications using VB.NET 2005 by providing intensive coverage on ASP.NET 2.0.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.29" Width: 7.24" Height: 2.68" Weight: 4.72 lbs.
Release Date Jun 5, 2006
Publisher Paraglyph Press
ISBN 1933097086 ISBN13 9781933097084 UPC 689076152495
Availability 0 units.
More About Steven Holzner
Steven Holzner, PhD, is a former faculty member at Cornell University and MIT. He is the author of Physics For Dummies.
Steven Holzner currently resides in Tanglewood, in the state of Massachusetts. Steven Holzner was born in 1948.
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Reviews - What do customers think about VB 2005 Black Book (Black Book (Paraglyph Press))?
concise Sep 24, 2006
This book is very concise. It is basically a trimmed down copy of the MSDN, as it only shows the "noteworthy" members of classes. It doesn't have detailed examples, but does include a CD with code examples. You can even connect to Paraglyph's FTP server and download examples (you can even get the entire book in .pdf format).
I like that the book shows examples of how to implement something through design-time, then the same example done through run-time (using code).
One thing I noticed is that it lists properties with descriptions, but those descriptions always start with "Obtains..." or "Gets..." which (to me) implies that the property is read-only. There is nothing that tells me if the property is read-only, or if I can set a value.
This is a reference book that is easier to navigate than the MSDN. Don't rely on it for examples.
Simple examples and lots of topics Jul 4, 2006
This book looks very similar to the Teach yourself vb 2003 in 21 from sams publishing. I liked that book alot. I have to get used to the black book style in which each chapter seems to be separated in 2 sections. Nonetheless, the topics and examples are great.
I wish there would have been a chapter on using chrystal reports and another on using sql server 2005. Also, I wish there was a better online companion for this book. It could be a great book.
One thing happened to me that I hope the publisher has corrected. I had a problem coping ch 5 from the cd to my computer. I contacted the publisher and they let me ftp another copy of the cd.