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Need recommendation

Hi,

Can someone recommend a VB.NET book for an experienced VB programmer?

I have extensive experience in programming in VB, but lately I decided to
try VB.NET too. I think I have pretty good hold of this new language and
framework now.

I was wondering if someone can suggest a good (and cheap) book for me for an
intermediate programmer. Some book which has ADO.NET, web services and all
those titbits.

Thanks in advance.
-Ashish
Nov 20 '05 #1
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Balena's Microsoft Visual Basic .NET core reference is quite thorough and
offers quite a few good examples. VB.NET Power Coding by Paul Kimmell is
another great one
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...075758600//ref
=sr_8_xs_ap_i2_xgl14/103-2828645-0593415?v=glance&s=books&n=507846 and Ted
Pattisons's Building Applications and Components with Visual Basic .NET is a
really good one too but it's focus is not specifically ADO.NET or web
services.
"Ashish" <as*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:bv************@ID-75446.news.uni-berlin.de...
Hi,

Can someone recommend a VB.NET book for an experienced VB programmer?

I have extensive experience in programming in VB, but lately I decided to
try VB.NET too. I think I have pretty good hold of this new language and
framework now.

I was wondering if someone can suggest a good (and cheap) book for me for an intermediate programmer. Some book which has ADO.NET, web services and all
those titbits.

Thanks in advance.
-Ashish

Nov 20 '05 #2
Ashish,
I don't have a single book to recommend, but I would recommend these three:

Matthew MacDonald's "Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Programmer's Cookbook" from
MS Press is a useful FAQ type book that covers most common topics in
programming .NET. Useful desk reference.

David Sceppa's "Microsoft ADO.NET - Core Reference" from MS Press is a good
tutorial on ADO.NET plus a good desk reference once you know ADO.NET!

Charles Petzold's "Programming Microsoft Windows with Microsoft Visual Basic
..NET" from MS Press does a good job of introducing Windows Forms without
relying on VS.NET. Also does a good job of introducing & covering most
features of GDI+.

Seeing as VB.NET is a full OOP, I would recommend learning strong OOP
techniques & Design Patterns.

Hope this helps
Jay
"Ashish" <as*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:bv************@ID-75446.news.uni-berlin.de...
Hi,

Can someone recommend a VB.NET book for an experienced VB programmer?

I have extensive experience in programming in VB, but lately I decided to
try VB.NET too. I think I have pretty good hold of this new language and
framework now.

I was wondering if someone can suggest a good (and cheap) book for me for an intermediate programmer. Some book which has ADO.NET, web services and all
those titbits.

Thanks in advance.
-Ashish

Nov 20 '05 #3
Hi Ashish,

David Sceppa, ADO .Net (MS Press) is about the best out there on ado .net.
William Vaughn's book (Apress) is also very good.

HTH,

Bernie Yaeger

"Ashish" <as*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:bv************@ID-75446.news.uni-berlin.de...
Hi,

Can someone recommend a VB.NET book for an experienced VB programmer?

I have extensive experience in programming in VB, but lately I decided to
try VB.NET too. I think I have pretty good hold of this new language and
framework now.

I was wondering if someone can suggest a good (and cheap) book for me for an intermediate programmer. Some book which has ADO.NET, web services and all
those titbits.

Thanks in advance.
-Ashish

Nov 20 '05 #4
Thank you all for the recommendations. I have purchased these books from
Amazon.com (because they were very cheap, around 2-3 bucks)

a.. 1 of Applied Microsoft .NET Framework Programming in Microsoft Visual
Basic .NET...
a.. 1 of Programming Microsoft Windows with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET
(Core Reference
a.. 1 of .NET Framework Programmer's Reference [Paperback] by Rahmel, Dan

Basically, I'm looking for .NET framework, class reference and advanced
stuff like ADO and webservices.

I still need to find books for ADO, and I'll try to search for David
Sceppa's "Microsoft ADO.NET - Core Reference" and see if I can get it for
cheap :)

Thanks a lot
-Ashish
"Jay B. Harlow [MVP - Outlook]" <Ja************@msn.com> wrote in message
news:Ow*************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Ashish,
I don't have a single book to recommend, but I would recommend these three:
Matthew MacDonald's "Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Programmer's Cookbook" from MS Press is a useful FAQ type book that covers most common topics in
programming .NET. Useful desk reference.

David Sceppa's "Microsoft ADO.NET - Core Reference" from MS Press is a good tutorial on ADO.NET plus a good desk reference once you know ADO.NET!

Charles Petzold's "Programming Microsoft Windows with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET" from MS Press does a good job of introducing Windows Forms without
relying on VS.NET. Also does a good job of introducing & covering most
features of GDI+.

Seeing as VB.NET is a full OOP, I would recommend learning strong OOP
techniques & Design Patterns.

Hope this helps
Jay
"Ashish" <as*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:bv************@ID-75446.news.uni-berlin.de...
Hi,

Can someone recommend a VB.NET book for an experienced VB programmer?

I have extensive experience in programming in VB, but lately I decided to try VB.NET too. I think I have pretty good hold of this new language and
framework now.

I was wondering if someone can suggest a good (and cheap) book for me for
an
intermediate programmer. Some book which has ADO.NET, web services and

all those titbits.

Thanks in advance.
-Ashish


Nov 20 '05 #5

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