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Hi

Just purchased "Beginning Visual Basic 2005" from amazone.com. Anyone who
has experience with this book, or could recomend another beginning
programming bok?

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Nov 23 '05 #1
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In my opinion, any book is fine to begin with, like the one you have. But
once you're done with that, you should read a slightly more advanced book.
My favorite reccommendation is "Professional VB.NET" from Wrox Press.

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"Andy" <ne*@multizite.org> wrote in message
news:O1**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Hi

Just purchased "Beginning Visual Basic 2005" from amazone.com. Anyone who
has experience with this book, or could recomend another beginning
programming bok?

/A.

Nov 23 '05 #2

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Hi Andy,

Do you want a book to learn programming or a book to learn Visual Basic 2005
programming? In other words, do you have already programming experience? I
ask this because if you have no programming experience at all, you need
first a book that explains programming concepts (variables, constants,
procedures, functions, logic control statements, etc.) before learning
"visual" programming or object oriented programming (OOP).

--

Best regards,

Carlos J. Quintero

MZ-Tools: Productivity add-ins for Visual Studio .NET, VB6, VB5 and VBA
You can code, design and document much faster.
Free resources for add-in developers:
http://www.mztools.com

"Andy" <ne*@multizite.org> escribió en el mensaje
news:O1**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Hi

Just purchased "Beginning Visual Basic 2005" from amazone.com. Anyone who
has experience with this book, or could recomend another beginning
programming bok?

/A.

Nov 23 '05 #3

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Hi Carlos

I want to learn programming, and programming in VB.Net. I have very little
programming experience.

A.

"Carlos J. Quintero [VB MVP]" <ca*****@NOSPAMsogecable.com> wrote in message
news:ex*************@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
Hi Andy,

Do you want a book to learn programming or a book to learn Visual Basic
2005 programming? In other words, do you have already programming
experience? I ask this because if you have no programming experience at
all, you need first a book that explains programming concepts (variables,
constants, procedures, functions, logic control statements, etc.) before
learning "visual" programming or object oriented programming (OOP).

--

Best regards,

Carlos J. Quintero

MZ-Tools: Productivity add-ins for Visual Studio .NET, VB6, VB5 and VBA
You can code, design and document much faster.
Free resources for add-in developers:
http://www.mztools.com

"Andy" <ne*@multizite.org> escribió en el mensaje
news:O1**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Hi

Just purchased "Beginning Visual Basic 2005" from amazone.com. Anyone who
has experience with this book, or could recomend another beginning
programming bok?

/A.


Nov 23 '05 #4

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Then you need some book that teaches you the basics of procedural
programming (variables, constants, subrutines, functions, loops, control
flow, algorithms, etc.). Most VB.NET books will take that for granted (even
VB6 experience) so they won´t help you. Any programming language is valid
for this part, since the concepts are the same in all languages, only the
syntax varies.

When you master it you can learn some object oriented programming OOP
(classes, objects or instances, fields, properties, methods, etc.), then you
can learn "visual programming" (forms, buttons, etc.) and then you can learn
advanced object oriented programming (inheritance, interfaces, etc.).

Just my opinion...

--

Best regards,

Carlos J. Quintero

MZ-Tools: Productivity add-ins for Visual Studio .NET, VB6, VB5 and VBA
You can code, design and document much faster.
Free resources for add-in developers:
http://www.mztools.com

"Andy" <ne*********@multizite.org> escribió en el mensaje
news:uj**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Hi Carlos

I want to learn programming, and programming in VB.Net. I have very little
programming experience.

A.

"Carlos J. Quintero [VB MVP]" <ca*****@NOSPAMsogecable.com> wrote in
message news:ex*************@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
Hi Andy,

Do you want a book to learn programming or a book to learn Visual Basic
2005 programming? In other words, do you have already programming
experience? I ask this because if you have no programming experience at
all, you need first a book that explains programming concepts (variables,
constants, procedures, functions, logic control statements, etc.) before
learning "visual" programming or object oriented programming (OOP).

--

Best regards,

Carlos J. Quintero

MZ-Tools: Productivity add-ins for Visual Studio .NET, VB6, VB5 and VBA
You can code, design and document much faster.
Free resources for add-in developers:
http://www.mztools.com

"Andy" <ne*@multizite.org> escribió en el mensaje
news:O1**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Hi

Just purchased "Beginning Visual Basic 2005" from amazone.com. Anyone
who has experience with this book, or could recomend another beginning
programming bok?

/A.



Nov 23 '05 #5

P: n/a
Hi Carlos

So which books do you recomend? In addition to the one I bought? I have also
"learning VB 2003 step by step" lying around. Could that be a starting
point?

/A.
"Carlos J. Quintero [VB MVP]" <ca*****@NOSPAMsogecable.com> wrote in message
news:Ot**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Then you need some book that teaches you the basics of procedural
programming (variables, constants, subrutines, functions, loops, control
flow, algorithms, etc.). Most VB.NET books will take that for granted
(even VB6 experience) so they won´t help you. Any programming language is
valid for this part, since the concepts are the same in all languages,
only the syntax varies.

When you master it you can learn some object oriented programming OOP
(classes, objects or instances, fields, properties, methods, etc.), then
you can learn "visual programming" (forms, buttons, etc.) and then you can
learn advanced object oriented programming (inheritance, interfaces,
etc.).

Just my opinion...

--

Best regards,

Carlos J. Quintero

MZ-Tools: Productivity add-ins for Visual Studio .NET, VB6, VB5 and VBA
You can code, design and document much faster.
Free resources for add-in developers:
http://www.mztools.com

"Andy" <ne*********@multizite.org> escribió en el mensaje
news:uj**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Hi Carlos

I want to learn programming, and programming in VB.Net. I have very
little programming experience.

A.

"Carlos J. Quintero [VB MVP]" <ca*****@NOSPAMsogecable.com> wrote in
message news:ex*************@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
Hi Andy,

Do you want a book to learn programming or a book to learn Visual Basic
2005 programming? In other words, do you have already programming
experience? I ask this because if you have no programming experience at
all, you need first a book that explains programming concepts
(variables, constants, procedures, functions, logic control statements,
etc.) before learning "visual" programming or object oriented
programming (OOP).

--

Best regards,

Carlos J. Quintero

MZ-Tools: Productivity add-ins for Visual Studio .NET, VB6, VB5 and VBA
You can code, design and document much faster.
Free resources for add-in developers:
http://www.mztools.com

"Andy" <ne*@multizite.org> escribió en el mensaje
news:O1**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Hi

Just purchased "Beginning Visual Basic 2005" from amazone.com. Anyone
who has experience with this book, or could recomend another beginning
programming bok?

/A.



Nov 23 '05 #6

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I don´t know because I learnt programming 20 years ago with other languages,
so I don´t know current books, but you can go to Amazon (www.amazon.com),
and search "Programming Absolute Beginner" books, read the topics, read the
reviews and choose the better. You can also search for tutorials on the web
using Google (www.google.com) instead of buying a book to learn the basics,
or to get an idea of what you need.
--

Best regards,

Carlos J. Quintero

MZ-Tools: Productivity add-ins for Visual Studio .NET, VB6, VB5 and VBA
You can code, design and document much faster.
Free resources for add-in developers:
http://www.mztools.com

"Andy" <ne*@multizite.org> escribió en el mensaje
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
Hi Carlos

So which books do you recomend? In addition to the one I bought? I have
also "learning VB 2003 step by step" lying around. Could that be a
starting point?

/A.

Nov 23 '05 #7

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Thanks Carlos

You've given me a good starting point.

/A.

"Carlos J. Quintero [VB MVP]" <ca*****@NOSPAMsogecable.com> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
I don´t know because I learnt programming 20 years ago with other
languages, so I don´t know current books, but you can go to Amazon
(www.amazon.com), and search "Programming Absolute Beginner" books, read
the topics, read the reviews and choose the better. You can also search for
tutorials on the web using Google (www.google.com) instead of buying a book
to learn the basics, or to get an idea of what you need.
--

Best regards,

Carlos J. Quintero

MZ-Tools: Productivity add-ins for Visual Studio .NET, VB6, VB5 and VBA
You can code, design and document much faster.
Free resources for add-in developers:
http://www.mztools.com

"Andy" <ne*@multizite.org> escribió en el mensaje
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
Hi Carlos

So which books do you recomend? In addition to the one I bought? I have
also "learning VB 2003 step by step" lying around. Could that be a
starting point?

/A.


Nov 23 '05 #8

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