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Programming Microsoft Visual Basic .NET for Microsoft Access Databases

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  • Published 12/16/2002
  • 1st Edition
  • 656 pages
  • Book 978-0-7356-1819-0

The Microsoft .NET Framework represents an exciting new world for developers who work with Microsoft Access, Visual Basic, and Visual Basic for Applications. This book provides complete, practical details on how to take advantage of this world by building or upgrading Access-based client applications with Visual Basic .NET. It gives you specific instructions about how the .NET Framework pertains to Access development. Then it explores programming with Visual Basic .NET and ADO.NET, and it puts it all together with examples and code samples that show how to develop robust Web applications and services with these tools.

Topics covered include:

  • What’s in the Microsoft .NET Framework for Access developers
  • Getting started with Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
  • Visual Basic.NET techniques for data types, procedures, loops, arrays, classes, class inheritance, event processing, structured exception handling, and file processing
  • Code behind Windows Forms and programming with form controls
  • Form navigation, the Data Form Wizard, and programming the DataGrid control
  • Learning ADO.NET architecture and programming data access and manipulation, plus drilling down on datasets and parent-child relations with ADO.NET
  • A Windows Form sample to browse, manipulate, and handle concurrency violations
  • Learning ASP.NET page design and implementing ADO.NET with ASP.NET pages
  • Using, creating, and deploying XML Web services
  • Securing .NET Windows and Web applications using Access databases
  • Appendix: XML syntax and schema conventions plus Visual Studio .NET XML Designers


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