Book Excerpt: Expert One-on-One Visual Basic 2005 Design and Development

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 many advanced features of VB 2005
  • Discusses the design activities that are necessary before VB development can begin
  • Covers 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

This downloadable excerpt of Chapter 19, “Splash Screens,” lays out the process and considerations for one of the most common tasks that developers are called upon to do?and one that has caused untold amounts of trouble for them. Find out how to display non-rectangular splash screens, control splash screen duration, show application load progress, create About dialogs, and other often-requested, but not-so-well-known splash-screen features.

Download the PDF of Chapter 19: “Splash Screens.”

Reproduced from Expert One-on-One Visual Basic 2005 Design and Development by permission of Wiley Technology Publishing. ISBN 9780470053416, copyright 2007. All rights reserved.

Share the Post:
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Overview

The Latest

microsoft careers

Top Careers at Microsoft

Microsoft has gained its position as one of the top companies in the world, and Microsoft careers are flourishing. This multinational company is efficiently developing popular software and computers with other consumer electronics. It is a dream come true for so many people to acquire a high paid, high-prestige job

your company's audio

4 Areas of Your Company Where Your Audio Really Matters

Your company probably relies on audio more than you realize. Whether you’re creating a spoken text message to a colleague or giving a speech, you want your audio to shine. Otherwise, you could cause avoidable friction points and potentially hurt your brand reputation. For example, let’s say you create a

chrome os developer mode

How to Turn on Chrome OS Developer Mode

Google’s Chrome OS is a popular operating system that is widely used on Chromebooks and other devices. While it is designed to be simple and user-friendly, there are times when users may want to access additional features and functionality. One way to do this is by turning on Chrome OS