From the Book - Regular Print
Introduction to Visual Studio development. Visual Basic 2013 development opportunities and the Windows Store ; The Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment ; Creating your first Windows Store application ; Windows desktop apps : a walkthrough using Windows Forms
Designing the user interface. Working with Windows Store app controls ; Working with Windows Forms controls ; XAML markup step by step ; Using XAML styles ; Exploring Windows 8.1 design features : Command bar, flyout, tiles, and touch ; Creating console applications
Visual Basic programming techniques. Mastering data types, operators, and string processing ; Creative decision structures and loops ; Trapping errors by using structured error handling ; Using arrays, collections, and generics to manage data ; Innovative data management with LINQ ; Object-oriented programming techniques
Database and web programming. Database controls for Windows desktop apps ; Data access for Windows store apps ; Visual Studio web development with ASP.NET
Microsoft Windows Phone programming. Introduction to Windows Phone 8 development ; Creating your first Windows Phone 8 application.