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VB.net books from beginner to expert

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Looking to see if anyone can offer some suggestions on some good VB.net
books?

looking for beginner to intermidiate and to expert..

Any suggestions?

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Sep 21 '07 #1
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You can always search Amazon.com. There are hundreds there. It depends on
what area of experise you are looking for. Fransesco Balena's VB.NET has been
around for awhile and covers earlier versions of VB.NET, but it is a classic
and covers a lot of material.

HTH
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"Daniel" wrote:
Looking to see if anyone can offer some suggestions on some good VB.net
books?

looking for beginner to intermidiate and to expert..

Any suggestions?

--
ASP, SQL2005, DW8 VBScript
Sep 21 '07 #2

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Hi Les,

I have been trying to find a good Visual Basic 2005 book too. But I want
one which is for people who has no .NET knowledge and Visual Basic at all. I
need one which are concentrated in classes, interfaces, and other techniques
which are needed in creating a customizable application.
"LesSmith" wrote:
You can always search Amazon.com. There are hundreds there. It depends on
what area of experise you are looking for. Fransesco Balena's VB.NET has been
around for awhile and covers earlier versions of VB.NET, but it is a classic
and covers a lot of material.

HTH
Le*@KnowDotNet.com

Try our latest time saving tool, Visual Class Organizer, free for 30 days.

http://www.knowdotnet.com/articles/V...oductHome.html

"Daniel" wrote:
Looking to see if anyone can offer some suggestions on some good VB.net
books?

looking for beginner to intermidiate and to expert..

Any suggestions?

--
ASP, SQL2005, DW8 VBScript

Sep 21 '07 #3

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Peter,

In my opinion Belena's "Programming Visual Basic 2005" is the best book on
the Visual Basic language IF you have previous programming experience. That
experience can be in Visual Basic, Java, etc.

However, if you are a beginner then I'm not sure his book would be
appropriate.

Kerry Moorman
"Peter" wrote:
Hi Les,

I have been trying to find a good Visual Basic 2005 book too. But I want
one which is for people who has no .NET knowledge and Visual Basic at all. I
need one which are concentrated in classes, interfaces, and other techniques
which are needed in creating a customizable application.
"LesSmith" wrote:
You can always search Amazon.com. There are hundreds there. It depends on
what area of experise you are looking for. Fransesco Balena's VB.NET has been
around for awhile and covers earlier versions of VB.NET, but it is a classic
and covers a lot of material.

HTH
Le*@KnowDotNet.com

Try our latest time saving tool, Visual Class Organizer, free for 30 days.

http://www.knowdotnet.com/articles/V...oductHome.html

"Daniel" wrote:
Looking to see if anyone can offer some suggestions on some good VB.net
books?
>
looking for beginner to intermidiate and to expert..
>
Any suggestions?
>
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Sep 21 '07 #4

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Have you tried http://www.learnvisualstudio.net/. I feel, the online
resources are more useful than printed material which gets outdated very
soon. Moreover they walk you through most of what you need to get started
and more. All that you need to know if how to use the tool and how to find
the information that you are looking for. Online resources and the guys who
help out in these forums are great.

Regards,

Trevor Benedict
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Looking to see if anyone can offer some suggestions on some good VB.net
books?

looking for beginner to intermidiate and to expert..

Any suggestions?

--
ASP, SQL2005, DW8 VBScript

Sep 21 '07 #5

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Daniel,

Farmost the cheapest

http://www.vb-tips.com/FreeOnlineBooks.aspx

Cor

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books?

looking for beginner to intermidiate and to expert..

Any suggestions?

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Sep 22 '07 #6

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My recomendations as a autodidact programmer , who has read a lot of MS
press books ( i own a impressive library )
1 . Buy yourself one of the MCTS self paced training kits ( depending on the
technology you want to specialize , i have them all )
http://www.amazon.com/MCTS-Self-Pace...0450193&sr=8-4
2. Buy yourself programming microsoft Visual basic 2005 from Balena this
book is a great resource !( i own all versions starting from VB6 ) , i still
grab it once in a while and i dear to say that i am pretty experienced (
early .Net adopter, started with the beta`s and 20+ years of programming
experience and i am only 33 years old :-) )
http://www.amazon.com/Programming-Mi...0450347&sr=8-1

3. for the advanced data stuff i liked this one verry much , a basics book
is a waste of monney as these are covered in the MCTS books
http://www.amazon.com/Programming-Mi...0450739&sr=8-1
4. And if you want to be a really good programmer you should also own this
one
http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Guid...0450347&sr=8-3
I dare to say that with above books , you could posses the knowledge of a
highly skilled programmer
Regards

Michel Posseth


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Looking to see if anyone can offer some suggestions on some good VB.net
books?

looking for beginner to intermidiate and to expert..

Any suggestions?

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ASP, SQL2005, DW8 VBScript

Sep 22 '07 #7

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Peter, the suggestion by Trevor on the learning videos is a good one. It
just depends on how you learn. I personally prefer books to video, but
everyone has a preference.

Matthew McDonald is a good author and he has a new book at, though I have
not read it

http://www.amazon.com/Book-Visual-Ba...0485844&sr=1-9

You can hardly go wrong with a book by him and Microsoft Press books are
usually very good. Pro VB.NET by Apress is probably a good one, but not for
beginners.

HTH
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"Peter" wrote:
Hi Les,

I have been trying to find a good Visual Basic 2005 book too. But I want
one which is for people who has no .NET knowledge and Visual Basic at all. I
need one which are concentrated in classes, interfaces, and other techniques
which are needed in creating a customizable application.
"LesSmith" wrote:
You can always search Amazon.com. There are hundreds there. It depends on
what area of experise you are looking for. Fransesco Balena's VB.NET has been
around for awhile and covers earlier versions of VB.NET, but it is a classic
and covers a lot of material.

HTH
Le*@KnowDotNet.com

Try our latest time saving tool, Visual Class Organizer, free for 30 days.

http://www.knowdotnet.com/articles/V...oductHome.html

"Daniel" wrote:
Looking to see if anyone can offer some suggestions on some good VB.net
books?
>
looking for beginner to intermidiate and to expert..
>
Any suggestions?
>
--
ASP, SQL2005, DW8 VBScript
>
>
>
Sep 22 '07 #8

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"Daniel" <da***@h.comwrote in message
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Looking to see if anyone can offer some suggestions on some good VB.net
books?

looking for beginner to intermidiate and to expert..

Any suggestions?
http://www.polymorphicpodcast.com/

click 'Shows'

click 'Design Patterns Bootcamp: Model View * Patterns'

view part 1, 2, 3

I just started using the techniques on a Web contract project, which can be
used in other solutions as well, Windows desktop and other types of .Net
solutions. As a matter of fact, you may want to go through the whole series
of shows.

They are not books, but being shown by example is very important too.

Sep 23 '07 #9

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"Daniel" <da***@h.comwrote in message
news:OX****************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
Looking to see if anyone can offer some suggestions on some good VB.net
books?

looking for beginner to intermidiate and to expert..

Any suggestions?
http://www.polymorphicpodcast.com/

click 'Shows'

click 'Design Patterns Bootcamp: Model View * Patterns'

view part 1, 2, 3

I just started using the techniques on a Web contract project, which can be
used in other solutions as well, Windows desktop and other types of .Net
solutions. As a matter of fact, you may want to go through the whole series
of shows.

They are not books, but being shown by example is very important too.

Sep 23 '07 #10

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