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tom
I'm learning VB.NET 2 after years working with VB6 and finding it a
challenge. Are there any books/online training soures that you'd recommend
for programmers making the transition to .NET and v2 in particular? I'm
having trouble getting to grips with a lot of the concepts and different ways
of doing things (eg how to handle references to third party dlls, how/whether
to use namespaces, security issues and on and on).

TIA
Oct 3 '06 #1
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I come from a similar background and found Francesco Balena's
"Programmin g Microsoft Visual basic .NET" very helpful. It is tailored
for the VB6 crowd, the first couple hundred pages are all about
migrating to .NET. Be warned, unless he has released a new version,
this book is based on .NET 1.1 - and much has changed since then - but
it's still a great read.

Thanks,

Seth Rowe

tom wrote:
I'm learning VB.NET 2 after years working with VB6 and finding it a
challenge. Are there any books/online training soures that you'd recommend
for programmers making the transition to .NET and v2 in particular? I'm
having trouble getting to grips with a lot of the concepts and different ways
of doing things (eg how to handle references to third party dlls, how/whether
to use namespaces, security issues and on and on).

TIA
Oct 3 '06 #2
Me
Um, check Microsoft Press for recent pubs like vs 2005 step by step
& vs2005 the language. Then check the suppliers. Amazon works..
WROX pub has lots of titles, which can be found on Amazon.

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I'm learning VB.NET 2 after years working with VB6 and finding it a
challenge. Are there any books/online training soures that you'd
recommend
for programmers making the transition to .NET and v2 in particular? I'm
having trouble getting to grips with a lot of the concepts and different
ways
of doing things (eg how to handle references to third party dlls,
how/whether
to use namespaces, security issues and on and on).

TIA

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Oct 4 '06 #3
Tom,

Have a look at these free ones
http://www.vb-tips.com/dbpages.aspx?...5-e16db864a414

I hope this helps,

Cor

"tom" <to*@discussion s.microsoft.com schreef in bericht
news:74******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com...
I'm learning VB.NET 2 after years working with VB6 and finding it a
challenge. Are there any books/online training soures that you'd
recommend
for programmers making the transition to .NET and v2 in particular? I'm
having trouble getting to grips with a lot of the concepts and different
ways
of doing things (eg how to handle references to third party dlls,
how/whether
to use namespaces, security issues and on and on).

TIA

Oct 4 '06 #4
Hello Cor Ligthert [MVP],
Tom,

Have a look at these free ones
http://www.vb-tips.com/dbpages.aspx?...e-aaf5-e16db86
4a414
I hope this helps,

Cor, another free ones to add to the list:

http://www.interplat.com/VBNet.pdf
Jim Wooley
http://devauthority.com/blogs/jwooley/default.aspx
Oct 4 '06 #5
Hello Tom,
I'm learning VB.NET 2 after years working with VB6 and finding it a
challenge. Are there any books/online training soures that you'd
recommend for programmers making the transition to .NET and v2 in
particular? I'm having trouble getting to grips with a lot of the
concepts and different ways of doing things (eg how to handle
references to third party dlls, how/whether to use namespaces,
security issues and on and on).
After you have read the free ones Cor mentioned, check out the recommended
reading list at Wintellect (http://www.wintellect.com/RecommendedReading.aspx).
I have only heard good reviews of all of the books they mention.

Jim Wooley
http://devauthority.com/blogs/jwooley/default.aspx
Oct 4 '06 #6
Jim,

http://www.vb-tips.com/dbpages.aspx?...5-e16db864a414

Thanks

Cor

"Jim Wooley - MVP" <ji************ *@hotmail.comsc hreef in bericht
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Hello Cor Ligthert [MVP],
>Tom,

Have a look at these free ones
http://www.vb-tips.com/dbpages.aspx?...e-aaf5-e16db86
4a414
I hope this helps,


Cor, another free ones to add to the list:

http://www.interplat.com/VBNet.pdf
Jim Wooley
http://devauthority.com/blogs/jwooley/default.aspx


Oct 4 '06 #7
I recommend Microsoft Press books.

Cor Ligthert [MVP] wrote:
Jim,

http://www.vb-tips.com/dbpages.aspx?...5-e16db864a414

Thanks

Cor

"Jim Wooley - MVP" <ji************ *@hotmail.comsc hreef in bericht
news:be******** *************** ***@msnews.micr osoft.com...
Hello Cor Ligthert [MVP],
Tom,

Have a look at these free ones
http://www.vb-tips.com/dbpages.aspx?...e-aaf5-e16db86
4a414
I hope this helps,

Cor, another free ones to add to the list:

http://www.interplat.com/VBNet.pdf
Jim Wooley
http://devauthority.com/blogs/jwooley/default.aspx
Oct 4 '06 #8
There is also a programming Microsoft Visual Basic .Net 2005 book from
francesco balena however it is recomended that you also own the 2003 version
of this serie as the 2005 book is a lot thinner and has to be seen as an
update to the 2003 book

The " programming Microsoft Visual Basic " series are the official core
reference books of Visual basic as Francesco also wrote the VB6 version he
gives us in some paragraphs some extra attention , however these books are
also a nice reference for people without a VB6 background

currently i only buy MS PRESS core reference and advanced topics books as
they seem to give me the best knowledge for my monney

regards

Michel Posseth [MCP]
"rowe_newsgroup s" <ro********@yah oo.comschreef in bericht
news:11******** **************@ i42g2000cwa.goo glegroups.com.. .
>I come from a similar background and found Francesco Balena's
"Programmin g Microsoft Visual basic .NET" very helpful. It is tailored
for the VB6 crowd, the first couple hundred pages are all about
migrating to .NET. Be warned, unless he has released a new version,
this book is based on .NET 1.1 - and much has changed since then - but
it's still a great read.

Thanks,

Seth Rowe

tom wrote:
>I'm learning VB.NET 2 after years working with VB6 and finding it a
challenge. Are there any books/online training soures that you'd
recommend
for programmers making the transition to .NET and v2 in particular? I'm
having trouble getting to grips with a lot of the concepts and different
ways
of doing things (eg how to handle references to third party dlls,
how/whether
to use namespaces, security issues and on and on).

TIA

Oct 5 '06 #9
tom
Thanks to everyone for the recommendations !

"Jim Wooley - MVP" wrote:
Hello Tom,
I'm learning VB.NET 2 after years working with VB6 and finding it a
challenge. Are there any books/online training soures that you'd
recommend for programmers making the transition to .NET and v2 in
particular? I'm having trouble getting to grips with a lot of the
concepts and different ways of doing things (eg how to handle
references to third party dlls, how/whether to use namespaces,
security issues and on and on).

After you have read the free ones Cor mentioned, check out the recommended
reading list at Wintellect (http://www.wintellect.com/RecommendedReading.aspx).
I have only heard good reviews of all of the books they mention.

Jim Wooley
http://devauthority.com/blogs/jwooley/default.aspx
Oct 12 '06 #10

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