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Reference book for Visual Basic .Net

Pat
Hi,

Could you please suggest a good reference book for VB.NET? At present,
I am working on VB.NET project. and looking for a book that would be
useful as a reference book.

Also, I would greatly appreciate your feedback on the following books:
1) Programming Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (Core Reference) --
Francesco Balena

2) Building Applications and Components with Visual Basic .NET
by Ted Pattison (Author), Joe Hummel (Author)

Thanks,
Pat
Nov 20 '05 #1
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Hi Pat,

Balena is about as good as they get; Troelson (Apress) is also good.

Don't know the other book.

For ADO .Net, try David Sceppa, MS Press (Microsoft ADO .net).

HTH,

Bernie Yaeger

"Pat" <pa******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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Hi,

Could you please suggest a good reference book for VB.NET? At present,
I am working on VB.NET project. and looking for a book that would be
useful as a reference book.

Also, I would greatly appreciate your feedback on the following books:
1) Programming Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (Core Reference) --
Francesco Balena

2) Building Applications and Components with Visual Basic .NET
by Ted Pattison (Author), Joe Hummel (Author)

Thanks,
Pat

Nov 20 '05 #2
I liked the Sybex book "Mastering Visual Basic.NET"

Also some of the O'Rielly books are good once you have a
handle on what you are trying to do.
-----Original Message-----
Hi Pat,

Balena is about as good as they get; Troelson (Apress) is also good.
Don't know the other book.

For ADO .Net, try David Sceppa, MS Press (Microsoft ADO .net).
HTH,

Bernie Yaeger

"Pat" <pa******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:c0**************************@posting.google. com...
Hi,

Could you please suggest a good reference book for VB.NET? At present, I am working on VB.NET project. and looking for a book that would be useful as a reference book.

Also, I would greatly appreciate your feedback on the following books: 1) Programming Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (Core Reference) -- Francesco Balena

2) Building Applications and Components with Visual Basic .NET by Ted Pattison (Author), Joe Hummel (Author)

Thanks,
Pat

.

Nov 20 '05 #3
I think Balena is terrific (and I'm developing terrifc
muscles lifting up his enormous book!).

It's designed specifically for experienced (classic) VB
developers.

dermot

-----Original Message-----
Hi,

Could you please suggest a good reference book for VB.NET? At present,I am working on VB.NET project. and looking for a book that would beuseful as a reference book.

Also, I would greatly appreciate your feedback on the following books:1) Programming Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (Core Reference) --Francesco Balena

2) Building Applications and Components with Visual Basic .NETby Ted Pattison (Author), Joe Hummel (Author)

Thanks,
Pat
.

Nov 20 '05 #4
I tell all of my VB students that that book is s must have... 1600+ pages...
Only complaint is that the ebook that comes with it is for the VB6 version
of the book.. Still a must have and inexpensive too! My book isn't bad
either ;)

--
Brian M. Reisman
MCAD, MCDBA, MCSD,
MCSE, MCT, OCA, NET+
My Book @ Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...l/-/0782141617

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I liked the Sybex book "Mastering Visual Basic.NET"

Also some of the O'Rielly books are good once you have a
handle on what you are trying to do.
-----Original Message-----
Hi Pat,

Balena is about as good as they get; Troelson (Apress) is

also good.

Don't know the other book.

For ADO .Net, try David Sceppa, MS Press (Microsoft

ADO .net).

HTH,

Bernie Yaeger

"Pat" <pa******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:c0**************************@posting.google. com...
Hi,

Could you please suggest a good reference book for VB.NET? At present, I am working on VB.NET project. and looking for a book that would be useful as a reference book.

Also, I would greatly appreciate your feedback on the following books: 1) Programming Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (Core Reference) -- Francesco Balena

2) Building Applications and Components with Visual Basic .NET by Ted Pattison (Author), Joe Hummel (Author)

Thanks,
Pat

.

Nov 20 '05 #5

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