By Mike McGrath
Publication: January 9, 2007
About the book
Visual Basic Express in easy steps shows you how to quickly create Windows applications using the latest Visual Basic programming environment. It provides code examples, screenshots, and step-by-step instructions that illustrate each aspect of Visual Basic Express.
Visual Basic Express in easy steps begins by describing the installation process then introduces form controls, application properties, the programming language, and problem-solving techniques. It illustrates, by example, how to build and deploy a complete Windows application. It also explores scripting with Visual Basic to create macros for Microsoft Office and exciting dynamic web pages for Internet Explorer. The book demonstrates how to incorporate external data into your applications from text files, Excel spreadsheets, XML documents, live RSS web feeds, and SQL databases. You need have no previous knowledge of any programming language so it's ideal if you're a newcomer to Windows programming. Each chapter builds your knowledge of Visual Basic Express. By the end of this book you will have gained a sound understanding of Visual Basic programming and be able to create your own interactive applications.
Visual Basic Express in easy steps has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to anyone who wants to begin Windows programming. It will appeal to programmers who want to quickly learn the latest Visual Basic techniques, and to the student who is studying computing at school or college, and to those seeking a career in Information Technology who need a thorough understanding of Visual Basic programming.
About the author
Mike McGrath now lives in South-east Europe, on the sun-kissed shores of the Aegean Sea. Mike gained his extensive knowledge of computer languages while working as a developer contracting to companies around the world. His interests include coins of ancient Greece, dining-out with friends, and the ongoing evolution of the world wide web.