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    Best manuals for Visual Basic .NET?

    Do any of you have any ideas as to which book/s I should get to learn VB .NET? I will be getting the Deluxe Learning Edition (Microsoft Press) tomorrow- but any recommendations would be helpful.

    Basically I need to study all aspects of VB (not VB Script) including the development cycle to HND/Degree level.

    Thanks people!

    Paul

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    Re: Best manuals for Visual Basic .NET?

    I thought vb.net and vb 2005 express edition beta 2 ( or whatever version of vb 2005 you have ) are different ( 2005 obviously being the newer version ). If that's the case then why do you want vb.net books ?

    Anyway I know this may or may not help but this site has a lot of examples in vb :

    http://vbnet.mvps.org/

    I think that site is more geared towards vb 6 but can be ported / converted.

    Just as a simple example if you open it up and in vb 2005 the message box function or w/e you want to call it would be :

    MessageBox.Show("The Message you want to display")

    I also tried and tested this :

    MsgBox("The Message you want to display")

    And that worked as well

    I am guessing that this must be a backwards compatibility feature of 2005 or something weird lol.

    Anyway I dont know about you but I am having a lot of fun with this vb 2005 *grins*

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    Re: Best manuals for Visual Basic .NET?

    From what I am finding with regards to porting / converting vb 6 to .NET it looks like it is a lot easier just to re write the code then to port it just as an FYI and it probably isnt an issue for you anyway since you dont use vb 6

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    Re: Best manuals for Visual Basic .NET?

    Here is a URL for reading with regards to porting / converting from vb 6 to .NET :

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...tml/gs0601.asp

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    Re: Best manuals for Visual Basic .NET?

    "I thought vb.net and vb 2005 express edition beta 2 ( or whatever version of vb 2005 you have ) are different ( 2005 obviously being the newer version ). If that's the case then why do you want vb.net books ?"

    Because:

    (1) VB 2005 is only beta

    (2) Documentation in the form of manuals and training materials for VB 2005 are in short supply at the moment

    (3) My HND requires that I learn VB 2003 .NET since programming courses of this nature tend to run behind a little

    Hope that answers your point.

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    Re: Best manuals for Visual Basic .NET?

    "From what I am finding with regards to porting / converting vb 6 to .NET it looks like it is a lot easier just to re write the code then to port it just as an FYI and it probably isnt an issue for you anyway since you dont use vb 6 "

    VB 6 first came out when--1998? If you haven't started moving over yet you have some serious issues to contend with (not least moving from COM to .NET framework). But here's a page that will help:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    MS have plenty to help the VB 6 programmer get their apps as far in to .NET as they can. But that won't matter to you much since you don't program for VB 6 in any case- learning VB with 6 is different from being a developer in need of some porting or at the least transition tools...

    Paul

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    Re: Best manuals for Visual Basic .NET?

    ok im downloading that now and will take a look at that tommorow.

    Yes those points do answer my questions and I will be moving over to .NET but obviously it will take me some time because I have all this server and networking stuff to learn as well.

    Now I know how a blender feels , mixing all this stuff into one :-S

    Hopefully I dont have any blades to contend with :P

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