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Table of Contents Introduction Part I: The Visual C# Environment HOUR 1: Jumping In with Both Feet: A Visual C# 2008 Programming Tour HOUR 2: Navigating Visual C# 2008 HOUR 3: Understanding Objects and Collections HOUR 4: Understanding Events Part II: Building a User Interface HOUR 5: Building Forms-The Basics HOUR 6: Building Forms-Advanced Techniques HOUR 7: Working with Traditional Controls HOUR 8: Using Advanced Controls HOUR 9: Adding Menus and Toolbars to Forms Part III: Making Things Happen HOUR 10: Creating and Calling Methods HOUR 11: Using Constants, Data Types, Variables, and Arrays HOUR 12: Performing Arithmetic, String Manipulation, and Date/Time Adjustments HOUR 13: Making Decisions in Visual C# Code HOUR 14: Looping for Efficiency HOUR 15: Debugging Your Code HOUR 16: Designing Objects Using Classes HOUR 17: Interacting with Users C Part IV: Working with Data HOUR 18: Performing File Operations HOUR 19: Working with Text Files and the Registry HOUR 20: Working with a Database HOUR 21: Working with Graphics HOUR 22: Controlling Other Applications Using Automation Part V: Developing Solutions and Beyond HOUR 23: Deploying Applications HOUR 24: The 10,000-Foot View ***end Contents at a Glance*** ***Table of Contents page*** (c)Table of Contents ***PRODUCTION: Please insert full TOC here.*** ***About the Author page*** (c)About the Author James Foxall is vice president of Tigerpaw Software, Inc. (www.tigerpawsoftware.com), a Bellevue, Nebraska, Microsoft Certified Partner specializing in commercial database applications. He manages the development, support, training, and education of Tigerpaw CRM+, an award- winning CRM product designed to automate contact management, marketing, service and repair, proposal generation, inventory control, and purchasing. At the start of 2008, the current release of Tigerpaw CRM+ had more than 16,000 licensed users. Foxall's experience in creating certified Office- compatible software has made him an authority on application interface and behavior standards of applications for the Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office environments. Foxall has been writing commercial production Visual C# code for more than 14 years, in both single-programmer and multiple-programmer environments. He's the author of numerous books, including Practical Standards for Microsoft Visual C# and MCSD in a Nutshell: The Visual C# Exams. He also has written articles for Access-Office-VBA Advisor and Visual C# Programmer's Journal. Foxall has a bachelor's degree in management of information systems (MIS). He is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer and an international speaker on Microsoft Visual C#. When not programming or writing about programming, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, listening to amazing bands like Pink Floyd and OSI, and playing computer games. You can reach him at www.jamesfoxall.com/forums. ***End About the Author*** ***Begin Dedication/Acknowledgments page*** (c)Dedication This book is dedicated to my children, Ethan and Tess, who constantly remind me to have fun. (c)Acknowledgments I would like to thank Neil, Brook, and all the other top-notch people at Sams. I also would like to thank all the readers of the previous editions who provided feedback to make this book even better! ***Begin Tell Us What You Think page*** (c)We Want to Hear from You! As the reader of this book, you are our most important critic and commentator. We value your opinion, and we want to know what we're doing right, what we could do better, what areas you'd like to see us publish in, and any other words of wisdom you're willing to pass our way. You can email or write me directly to let me know what you did or didn't like about this book[md]as well as what we can do to make our books stronger. Please note that I cannot help you with technical problems related to the topic of this book, and that because of the high volume of mail I receive, I might not be able to reply to every message. When you write, please be sure to include this book's title and author as well as your name and phone number or email address. I will carefully review your comments and share them with the author and editors who worked on the book. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail: Neil Rowe Executive Editor Sams Publishing 800 East 96th Street Indianapolis, IN 46240 USA (c)Reader Services Visit our website and register this book at www.informit.com/title/9780672329906 for convenient access to any updates, downloads, or errata that might be available for this book.
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
C· (Computer program language).
Microsoft Visual C·.