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I am looking to learn VB.net. I have been programming in VB6 for about
3 years but have not done much Object Oriented Programming. I know
VB.Net is much different from VB6, so my question is, what would be the
best way to get started? Would it be better to learn some of the
principles of OOP before diving into VB.Net? Could anyone recommend
any good books or web sites to help me get started.

Thanks

Nov 21 '05 #1
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I bought VB.NET bible, I use it as a reference. I find it great because
it cover a lot of stuff that you must know, but the content is not
enough for advanced developers. This can be a very good reference for
you if you are starting with VB.NET. They have a website with examples
for each chapters (I never used them).

You can find it at amazon, go see the description for more details:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846

Marty
go********@hotmail.com wrote:
I am looking to learn VB.net. I have been programming in VB6 for about
3 years but have not done much Object Oriented Programming. I know
VB.Net is much different from VB6, so my question is, what would be the
best way to get started? Would it be better to learn some of the
principles of OOP before diving into VB.Net? Could anyone recommend
any good books or web sites to help me get started.

Thanks

Nov 21 '05 #2

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IMO you will cope up w/ the syntax easily, but since you say you do not have
much experience w/ OOP, it might be a good idea to understand the basics of
OOP. I think a good approach would be to start w/ some small and simple
coding exercises.

The MSDN documentation is a good resource. I found the book "Programming
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET" by Francesco Balena quite helpful. You could
also find e-books at this website - http://www.nerd-star.com/books/

HTH
Good Luck!
Nov 21 '05 #3

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<go********@hotmail.com> schrieb:
I am looking to learn VB.net. I have been programming in VB6 for about
3 years but have not done much Object Oriented Programming. I know
VB.Net is much different from VB6, so my question is, what would be the
best way to get started? Would it be better to learn some of the
principles of OOP before diving into VB.Net? Could anyone recommend
any good books or web sites to help me get started.


General information about VB.NET 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/>

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>

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>

Nov 21 '05 #4

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I used the Microsoft Press Step by Step VB.Net cover most things to
give you a start but never gets to deep so that naturally led me to
Programming VB.Net from MS press, I also use Deitels VB.Net How to
program. Even with all the books and access to MSDN I don't get the
time to program as much as I should and the only way to really learn is
spend the time programming.

Good Luck it's a tough road.

DaveG

On 04/05/2005 go********@hotmail.com wrote:
I am looking to learn VB.net. I have been programming in VB6 for
about 3 years but have not done much Object Oriented Programming. I
know VB.Net is much different from VB6, so my question is, what would
be the best way to get started? Would it be better to learn some of
the principles of OOP before diving into VB.Net? Could anyone
recommend any good books or web sites to help me get started.

Thanks


Nov 21 '05 #5

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