Visual Basic 2005, together with the .NET Framework, provides a wonderfully powerful development
environment. With these tools, developers can build amazingly powerful applications relatively quickly
With this power, however, comes great complexity. Many books are available that discuss the Visual
Basic language, and if you need to build a relatively simple application, those are generally sufficient.
No books, however, address the complex issues that surround the development of more complicated
Visual Basic applications. None discuss design, modeling, user-interface design, or testing for Visual
These books also don’t cover some of the important advanced topics that don’t fit well into introductory
books. They generally don’t have the time to cover threading, reflection, advanced memory management,
and printing in the depth necessary to make them useful for building really advanced applications.
Expert One-on-One Visual Basic 2005 Design and Development fills the gaps that these books leave surrounding
Visual Basic development. It explains the design activities that are necessary before Visual
Basic development can begin. It covers processes that occur after development (such as deployment,
update management, and testing) that are essential to a successful Visual Basic project, but that are not
part of the language itself. Finally, it covers advanced topics that are useful in real-world applications,
but that are given little attention in other books.
- As the most popular programming language in the world, VB 2005 offers a rich array of programming options that even experienced VB programmers will find challenging
- Well-known Visual Basic expert Rod Stephens tackles the issues that pros face when creating complex applications, covering topics that most other VB books ignore or gloss over, such as design, modeling, testing, reflection, and advanced memory management
- Packed with code examples, this book shares the best methods for mastering the many advanced features of VB 2005
- Discusses the design activities that are necessary before VB development can begin and covers the processes that occur after development (such as deployment, update management, and testing) that are essential to a successful VB project but are not part of the language itself