Learning Guide

Mini-Guide: VB .NET and the .NET Framework, Part 1

Migrating to Visual Basic .NET? Then these eight tutorial videos are your starting point to discover new language changes and how your applications can benefit from the .NET Framework. These tutorials will teach you how to avoid memory leaks, implement global error handling and read and write event log entries. You'll also learn about visual inheritance, string functions, performance counters and even how to create a console application.

Don't miss Part 2, coming September 18, when we cover collections, delegates, exception handling, message queues, services and more.




  Lesson 1  Avoid Memory Leaks
Duration: 3 minutes, 56 seconds
"This presentation shows how to avoid memory leaks when interacting with the .NET Framework."
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  Lesson 2  Console Applications
Duration: 5 minutes, 22 seconds
"In the past, there was not a good mechanism for creating console (that is, command line) applications using Visual Basic. This video shows how Visual Basic .NET makes this process simple and straightforward."

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  Lesson 3  Event Logs
Duration: 7 minutes, 0 seconds
"This video introduces how to use the Windows event log component and EventLog class, and how easy it is to read and write event log entries from a Visual Basic .NET application."

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  Lesson 4  Global Error Handling
Duration: 5 minutes, 43 seconds
"This video shows how to implement global error handling in Windows Forms application development and how it makes dealing with untrapped errors in Visual Basic .NET much easier than in previous versions."

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  Lesson 5  Language Improvements
Duration: 11 minutes, 40 seconds
"In this video, you'll learn some of the new language features in Visual Basic and see how they can be used to rapidly access data, create multithread applications, and create fully utilize the .NET Framework."

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  Lesson 6  Performance Counters
Duration: 4 minutes, 28 seconds
"This video introduces using Performance Counters in Visual Basic .NET, illustrating how they make it easy to add performance monitoring capabilities to applications."

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  Lesson 7  String Functions
Duration: 5 minutes, 41 seconds
"See how the string functions in the Visual Basic libraries provide a convenient path for developers transitioning from Visual Basic 6.0 to Visual Basic .NET."

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  Lesson 8  Visual Inheritance
Duration: 10 minutes, 18 seconds
"This video demonstrates the benefits of the true object-oriented nature of Visual Basic.NET: fewer lines of code, improved maintainability, and improved flexibility for team management."

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Brent Sheets is a former Senior Editor at TechTarget and a frequent contributor to SearchVB.com. He founded and managed the popular Visual Basic Web Directory website until it was acquired by TechTarget in 2000 and relaunched as SearchVB.com. Brent offers tips and tweaks about Apple technology at Mactoids.com.


This was first published in September 2006

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