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Professional Visual Basic 2012 and .NET 4.5 Programming Paperback – January 4, 2013

ISBN-13: 978-1118314456 ISBN-10: 111831445X Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 912 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (January 4, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 111831445X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118314456
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.6 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Explore Visual Basic 2012 and .NET 4.5 with this updated resource

The new Visual Basic 2012 and its compatibility with .NET 4.5 require that programmers be familiar with all the latest subject matter. After a quick refresher of the basics, this must-have resource quickly dives into more advanced topics to examine the important topics, such as data access with ADO.NET, security, ASP.NET web programming with VB, Windows workflow, and threading. In-depth coverage looks at the new .NET features, including LINQ, WCF, XML, WPF, and more. Plus, you'll address exception handling and debugging, Visual Studio features, and deployment.

Professional Visual Basic 2012 and .NET 4.5 Programming:

  • Details the elements of a .NET application and discusses how to create your own namespace
  • Addresses implementing inheritance and creating an abstract base class
  • Highlights advanced language concepts such as lambdas, iterators, and async keywords
  • Reviews designer concepts and the Win8 client
  • Discusses assemblies and reflection, parallel programming using tasks and threads, and deployment
  • Looks at XAML syntax, using XAML to create a window, and creating a WinRT XAML application

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About the Author

Bill Sheldon, Visual Basic MVP for 8 years, is the Vice President of Information Technology for Rubio's Restaurants. He can be found at @NerdNotes.

Billy Hollis, MVP, is a developer and UX designer at Next Version Systems. He is also a well-known and prolific speaker and trainer.

Rob Windsor, MVP, is Lead SharePoint Consultant with Portal Solutions—a Microsoft Gold Partner.

David McCarter, MVP, is a principal software engineer/architect and editor-in-chief of

Gaston C. Hillar, MVP, is tech leader and architect at Bootsoft Inc. He contributes to Dr. Dobbs and blogs for Intel Software Network.

Todd Herman is a senior software engineer at Apx Labs focused on developing a library to support the XMPP standard.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Wolfgang Reh on March 6, 2013
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I am buying this series "Professional Visual" since Version 2005 I think and was always really happy about the book. These Wrox "monster" books cover so much knowledge in medium to high detail that it's always very helpful to read and for research when needing knowledge about the .Net features and if they are suitable for someone's development projects.

If you ever needed more than what's written in the book you would consult the internet or other book to dive deeper into the subject you are interested in.

These books were / are perfect in my opinion.

I was really looking forward in getting the newest version of that book for Visual Basic 2012. This book has been updated with new feature of .Net framework 4.5 which is great.

The problem I have is that so much was left out/removed.
The predecessor "professional Visual Basic 2010 and .Net 4.0 programming" had 34 chapters and about 1200 pages in very small print.

This one has only 850 pages and 20 chapters in a bigger font.

So much has been removed from that book. Chapters like UnitTesting, Sharepoint development, network programming, assemblies and reflection and many more have just been removed completley.

That's my only criticism, but it's a big one.

This book is still worth buying but I'm a bit disappointed. So 4 out of 5 stars.
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This is an excellent book but I agree with a previous review… what happened to the rest of the book?

The 2010 edition of this book has 34 chapters and 5 appendices. The 2012 edition has 20 chapters and 400 fewer pages. I was hoping for a really expansive volume with the 2012 edition. It seems there should be more to cover in a new version of the software, not less. I haven’t been through the entire book yet but I can’t help but wonder about all of the topics that have been removed.

Nevertheless, the 2012 edition contains a lot of information that is very well presented. I use this book for an Advanced Visual Basic college course and it works very well. It's not possible to cover the entire book in one semester but I like for students to have this book for reference because it covers so many topics.

I'm looking forward to the next edition.
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By Travis Brackus on December 8, 2014
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Received the book within one week with no problems.
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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 1, 2014
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Thanks to amazon for the services which is the best . But I'm not satisfied because the book only have 3 chapter with many copies. Please try to not sell books like this if it not checked before sell.

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