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Oracle Books Pro .NET Oracle Programming
By: Mark A. Williams
Paperback: 472 pages (November 2, 2004)

This book never loses sight of its instructional mission: to effectively utilize the Oracle database from the .NET environment. Though Visual Studio and Oracle form a popular and powerful duo, there is a noticeable lack of written material in this area. The result: projects that often turn out with less-than-optimal solutions, due to lack of "synergy" between the application developer and the database. The primary code in the book will be C#, but the code download will also be available in VB.N ET (with an appendix describing terms of use). Hence, this book provides a one-stop reference for any VS.NET programmer using Oracle. The author maintains solid focus on databases - emphasizing the use of specific features from a Visual Studio application. The text also includes crucial aspects of developing Oracle-based applications. Assumably, you are already comfortable with the VS.NET environment, and with the aid of this book, you will come to work effectively with the Oracle database as we ll.

Oracle Books Visual Basic Controls in a Nutshell: The Controls of the Professional and Enterprise Editions
By: Evan S. Dictor
Paperback - 762 pages 1 Ed edition (July 1999)
O'Reilly & Associates

Visual Basic has been described as a visual interface design package to which the programmer attaches snippets of code. Although this definition has been contested by some, no one would contest that Visual Basic's interface design component -- and therefore its forms and controls -- are central to Visual Basic. To create a professional application, the developer needs extensive knowledge of Visual Basic controls, and of their numerous properties, events, and methods. Visual Basic Controls in a N utshell is the book that documents Visual Basic controls thoroughly. This quick-reference guide covers one of the crucial elements of Visual Basic--its controls and their numerous properties, events, and methods. It probes extensively into the forms, modules, and classes of Visual Basic programming features and contains a detailed summary of intrinsic and custom controls with an overview of major characteristics of each.

Oracle Books VB and VBA in a Nutshell: The Languages
By: Paul Lomax, Ron Petrusha (Editor)
Paperback - 633 pages (October 1998)
O'Reilly & Associates

VB & VBA in a Nutshell: The Languages documents the latest version of the world's bestselling rapid application development environment. Paul Lomax's explanation of the language comes in two main parts. First, Lomax explains the structure and syntax of Visual Basic (VB) and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programs. He details all the important stuff, including how to work with variables, how to create custom functions, how to create classes, how to handle errors, and how to react to user events. If you're up to speed on general programming concepts and just want to know how to get something done in VB/VBA, you'll find this part of the book especially handy. The second, and largest, part of the book is a language reference in the classic O'Reilly style. Every function, statement, keyword, and miscellaneous bit of code has a clear, complete entry. Each entry includes a statement of syntax, a description of the function's purpose, a quick example of its use, and some tips for usin g it successfully.