Pro VB 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform

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Apress, Aug 21, 2008 - Computers - 1377 pages
The point of this chapter was to demystify the garbage collection process. As you have seen, the garbage collector will only run when it is unable to acquire the necessary memory from the m- aged heap (or when a given AppDomain unloads from memory). When a garbage collection does occur, you can rest assured that Microsoft’s collection algorithm has been optimized by the use of object generations, secondary threads for the purpose of object finalization, and a managed heap dedicated to host large objects. This chapter also illustrated how to programmatically interact with the garbage collector using the System. GC class type. As mentioned, the only time when you will really need to do so is when you are building finalizable or disposable class types. Recall that finalizable types are classes that have overridden the virtual System. Object. Finalize() method to clean up unmanaged resources (at some time in the future). Disposable objects, on the other hand, are classes (or structures) that implement the IDisposable interface. Using this technique, you expose a public method to the object user that can be called to perform internal cleanup ASAP. Finally, you learned about an of- cial “disposal” pattern that blends both approaches. PART 3 Advanced VB Programming Constructs CHAPTER 9 Working with Interface Types This chapter builds on your current understanding of object-oriented development by examining the topic of interface-based programming.
 

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Contents

Summary
841
Introducing Windows Workflow Foundation
843
Examining the WFEngine Hosting Code
856
Building a Reusable WF Code Library
873
Desktop Applications with Windows Forms
881
Rendering Graphical Data with GDI+
929
Programming with Windows Forms Controls
983
Desktop Applications with
1044

CHAPTER
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CHAPTER
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CHAPTER
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CHAPTER
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CHAPTER
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CHAPTER
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CHAPTER
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Building Visual Basic 2008 Applications
35
VB 2008 Programming Constructs Part I
65
INDEX
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VB 2008 Programming Constructs Part II
103
Designing Encapsulated Class Types
129
Understanding Inheritance and Polymorphism
173
Understanding Structured Exception Handling
207
Understanding Object Lifetime
233
Collections Generics and Nullable Data Types
291
Delegates Events and Lambdas
327
Operator Overloading and Custom Conversion Routines
359
VB 2008Specific Language Features
383
An Introduction to LINQ
409
Introducing the NET Base Class Libraries
606
Introducing Object Serialization
633
The Connected Layer
653
The Disconnected Layer
705
Programming with the LINQ APIs
759
Introducing Windows Communication Foundation
795
The ABCs of WCF
808
Building the WCF Client Application
824
Investigating the WPFAssemblies
1053
Building a XAMLFree WPF Application
1060
Building a XAMLCentric WPF Application
1070
Separation of Concerns Using CodeBehind Files
1078
Building WPFApplications Using Visual Studio 2008
1091
The Role of Microsoft Expression Blend
1099
Programming with WPF Controls
1103
Declaring Controls in XAML
1106
Understanding Routed Events
1112
Working with CheckBoxes and RadioButtons
1120
Working with TextAreas
1129
Building a Windows Frame Using Nested Panels
1141
Understanding WPF Control Commands
1147
WPF 2D Graphical Rendering Resources and Themes
1167
Exploring the ShapeDerived Types
1175
Exploring the DrawingDerived Types
1181
Understanding WPFs Animation Services
1187
Understanding the WPF Resource System
1195
Altering a Controls UI Using Templates
1207
Building ASP NET Web Pages
1215
The Role of ClientSide Scripting
1224
The ASP NET Namespaces
1230
Details of an ASP NET Website Directory Structure
1242
Interacting with the Outgoing HTTP Response
1250
The Role of the web configFile
1256
ASP NET Web Controls Themes and Master Pages
1261
ASP NET State Management Techniques
1297
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Andrew Troelsen is a partner, trainer, and consultant at Intertech Inc., and is a leading authority on both .NET and COM. His book Pro C# 2005 and the .NET 2.0 Platform won the prestigious 2003 Referenceware Excellence Award and is in its third edition. Also of note are his earlier five-star treatment of traditional COM in the bestselling Developer's Workshop to COM and ATL mirrored in his book, COM and .NET Interoperability, and his top-notch investigation of VB .NET in Visual Basic .NET and the .NET Platform: An Advanced Guide. Troelsen has a degree in mathematical linguistics and South Asian studies from the University of Minnesota, and is a frequent speaker at numerous .NET-related conferences. He currently lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Amanda, and spends his free time investigating .NET and waiting for the Wild to win the Stanley Cup. You can check out his blog at AndrewTroelsen.blogspot.com.

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