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Good book for an absolute beginner on VB.net or 2005 with databases

Hello all!

I'm looking for a very good book for an absolute beginner on
VB.net or VB 2005 with emphasis on databases. What would you
reccommend?

Thanks!

Nov 25 '06 #1
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Hello weight,

Two separate books - about VB2005 and ADO.net.
Not expert about VB2005 but classic .NET 2.0 for beginners is Troelsen "Pro
C# 2005 and the .NET 2.0 Platform"
http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/1590594...DEXZNBKYAEECR2
And this http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/0735621...DEXZNBKYAEECR2
is not bad about ADO.NET for newbies

w2Hello all!
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w2I'm looking for a very good book for an absolute beginner on VB.net
w2or VB 2005 with emphasis on databases. What would you reccommend?
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w2Thanks!
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Nov 25 '06 #2
A good book for an absolute beginner is Tim
Patrick's "Start-to-Finish Visual Basic 2005".
It doesn't emphasize databases, but you will learn
how to incorporate data access into your app. The
nice thing about this book is that you develop an
entire application while learning VB2005, rather
than ending up with a hundred little tiny apps
that each do one thing.

For data-only, check out William Vaughn's book,
"Hitchiker' s Guide to Visual Studio and SQLServer".

Robin S.
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Hello all!

I'm looking for a very good book for an absolute beginner on
VB.net or VB 2005 with emphasis on databases. What would you
reccommend?

Thanks!

Nov 25 '06 #3
Tim
The book _Start-to-Finish Visual Basic 2005_ shows you how to develop a
complete database application, and is designed for programmers just learning
VB2005.
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Hello all!

I'm looking for a very good book for an absolute beginner on
VB.net or VB 2005 with emphasis on databases. What would you
reccommend?

Thanks!

Nov 25 '06 #4
OHM
Are you also an absolute beginner with databases as well ?, the only reason
I ask is that you may find it useful to install sql server on your machine
( if you dont already have it and do some tutorials from w3schools before
embarking on .NET )

http://www.w3schools.com/
HTH
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Hello all!

I'm looking for a very good book for an absolute beginner on
VB.net or VB 2005 with emphasis on databases. What would you
reccommend?

Thanks!

Nov 25 '06 #5
You know, if you're Tim Patrick, it's okay to
stump for your own book. Bill Vaughn
does it fairly incessantly (not that there's
anything wrong with that!). :-D

Robin S.
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The book _Start-to-Finish Visual Basic 2005_ shows you how to develop a
complete database application, and is designed for programmers just
learning VB2005.
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>Hello all!

I'm looking for a very good book for an absolute beginner on
VB.net or VB 2005 with emphasis on databases. What would you
reccommend?

Thanks!


Nov 25 '06 #6
"OHM" <lkjhlkjwrote :
Are you also an absolute beginner with databases as well ?, the
only reason I ask is that you may find it useful to install sql
server on your machine ( if you dont already have it and do
some tutorials from w3schools before embarking on .NET )

http://www.w3schools.com/
Oh, no not a problem, I'm quite computer literate myself. I'm
looking for a book for a friend of mine who is an absolute
beginner. The setup hassle, I will do it for him, no problem. I
just needed an introductory book and having no experience with
VB, I tought I should ask people who have prior experience.

Thanks for the interest!
Nov 25 '06 #7
weight gain 2000,

Are you an experienced database programmer but an absolute beginner with the
particular tool, VB2005?

Or have you never written a line of code in any language?

Kerry Moorman
"weight gain 2000" wrote:
Hello all!

I'm looking for a very good book for an absolute beginner on
VB.net or VB 2005 with emphasis on databases. What would you
reccommend?

Thanks!

Nov 26 '06 #8
Kerry Moorman wrote:
weight gain 2000,

Are you an experienced database programmer but an absolute
beginner with the particular tool, VB2005?

Or have you never written a line of code in any language?

Kerry Moorman
The person I'm willing to buy this book for has absolutely no
programming experience (well, maybe he did a bit of fortran as
part of his undergraduate courses but I consider this no
experience at all, and he admits not remembering anything at
all). He just wants to learn an easy way to program database
stuff (hence VB 2005 + databases)...

So, I'm looking for a good introductory book for him.

If your experience suggests something else, feel free to correct
me
Nov 26 '06 #9

"weight gain 2000" <we************ *****@spam.gmai l.comwrote in message
news:OR******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP04.phx.gbl...
Hello all!

I'm looking for a very good book for an absolute beginner on
VB.net or VB 2005 with emphasis on databases. What would you
reccommend?

Thanks!
Is your "absolute beginner" open to other means of learning programming
basics? If so, consider courses offered by local vocational-technical
institutions and/or community colleges, that often include courses in
VB.NET. That approach adds some structure to the learning process and
provides a source of assistance if difficulties are encountered. In
addition, your beginner may find that the IT department of a local
institution is a member of the MSDN Academic Alliance (MSDN AA) and that,
through MSDN AA, software such as VS 2005 is available at no cost.
Nov 26 '06 #10

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