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Start-to-Finish Visual Basic 2015

by Tim Patrick • Published April 2016

Start-to-Finish Visual Basic 2015

Nobody learns a programming language just to brag about writing loops. Instead, languages exist so you can create great software. That's the purpose of Start-to-Finish Visual Basic 2015, to show you how to write a complete, useful, working application in Visual Basic and .NET.

Each chapter introduces essential Visual Basic concepts, and shows you how to apply them by crafting a full business-level application. With this comprehensive book, you will:

  • Understand how to design and implement .NET applications
  • Learn the core features of the Visual Basic language
  • Access and modify database content using ADO.NET
  • Perform advanced development activities, including cryptography and localization
  • Master cool VB features, such as Generics, XML Literals, and LINQ
  • Get a head start on programming via the downloadable source code

Whether you're new to programming, or want to add Visual Basic to your existing skillset, Start-to-Finish Visual Basic 2015 will guide you step-by-step through the learning process.

Now Available!

This great Visual Basic 2015 learning tool is now available for purchase in paperback and ebook formats.

Sample Source Code

Use the following link to download and install the sample source code for the book.

The download is a standard Windows executable. Run the downloaded file to install the book's files to the target directory of your choice.

Note: If your local Windows permissions do not allow you to run executables downloaded from the internet, use the following link to download a standard ZIP archive file instead.

Once downloaded, you can manually extract the contents into any folder you choose.

After running the installation program or manually extracting the contents of the archive, follow the instructions in Appendix A of the book to install the project templates and the code snippets.

Barcode Font Information

The Library Project designed in Start-to-Finish Visual Basic 2015 uses a barcode font supplied by you to print barcode labels. The following is a list of some resources you can use to locate a barcode font.


Visit the errata page for this book to see a list of corrections that were identified after the book went to print.

Author Links

Contact Tim Patrick by email at tim@timaki.com.

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