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I'm fairly comfy with vb6 and would like to step right into vb.net.

Anyone have suggestions for a really good beginner program to write?

Thanks!
Nov 21 '05 #1
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In my opinion the best resources

VB.net Resource kit
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/vbrkit/default.aspx

And if you have problems installing the resource kit
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/vbr...q/#installvdir

Another resource for learning is the Quick Starts
http://samples.gotdotnet.com/quickstart/

I hope this helps a little bit?

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I'm fairly comfy with vb6 and would like to step right into vb.net.

Anyone have suggestions for a really good beginner program to write?

Thanks!

Nov 21 '05 #2

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* "newbie" <ke**********@amerock.com> scripsit:
I'm fairly comfy with vb6 and would like to step right into vb.net.

Anyone have suggestions for a really good beginner program to write?


From my FAQ:

If you want to take a quick look at Visual Basic, I currently would
install the Express beta and play around with it:

<URL:http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/express/vbasic/>

Alternatively, you can order the trial version of VS.NET:

<URL:http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/productinfo/trial/>

General information about VB can be found here:

<URL:http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/>

For beginners' tasks, VB at the Movies may be helpful:

<URL:http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/atthemovies/>

The Visual Basic .NET Resource Kit contains a test version of VS.NET,
some free components and a lot of training material:

<URL:http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/vbrkit/>

Quickstarts on various topics of the .NET Framework can be found here:

<URL:http://samples.gotdotnet.com/quickstart/>

For VB6 programmers, there are separate documents about the switch to
VB.NET:

VB.NET for VB Veterans
<URL:http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/vbcon/html/vboriintroductiontovisualbasic70forvisualbasicvete rans.asp>

I feel sorry, but I don't know what program you should write to start
with VB.NET...

--
Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]
<URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
Nov 21 '05 #3

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On 2004-08-13, newbie <ke**********@amerock.com> wrote:
I'm fairly comfy with vb6 and would like to step right into vb.net.

Anyone have suggestions for a really good beginner program to write?


Just a thought, but the first program I write in pretty much any
language is a simple bookmark collector webpage. Basically, it takes in
a url and title from a query string or form, saves it to a database, and
also presents the list of saved links on the page in various ways.

It's a silly app, but it gives me a way to quickly share bookmarks with
others nearby, and also lets me save bookmarks whereever I am. But most
importantly, I use it constantly, which means I'll spend time tinkering
with the code, and it uses most of the basic functionality you'll find
in a language, DB Access, Web Presentation, loops, lists, etc.

I'm not saying do this particular app, but think of a nice utility you'd
like to have yourself, and write it. I really do think that's the best
way to learn a language. Tutorials and walkthroughs are very useful,
but they have a natural tendency to gloss over rough spots. If it's a
utility you'll use yourself, then you'll force yourself to make it work.

Hope this helps...

David

PS. Concentration is usually the second app I write. For no good
reason.

Nov 21 '05 #4

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