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Starting to learn programming . . . should i ?

I have a pretty weird problem, and would like some advice from one who is more experienced; I'm just starting to learn to program.

I am in a programming class, and am doing well, but oftentimes to upgrade my VB 6 programs I venture into territory I really don't know how to work with. For instance, I wanted to save fonts for a textbox but didn't know how to save anything but a .txt file and knew nothing about rich textboxes. I came up with a convoluted way to do it with what I know which is effective, but should I really be avoiding trying new things, or should I try to teach myself?

In the long run, I don't really know which will be better, to master the methods of utilizing what I know, or learning new, simpler ways of doing the same thing.

Thanks in advance for the advice.
Apr 7 '06 #1
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Hey welcome to the community.

I think you are going about the right way of doing it. You are experimenting and learning on your own, putting to practice what you know. To add on to that read programming literature from experts. There are tons of books and articles out there by some really smart VB developers. Their knowledge will expand your horizons on what can be done with code.

Experiment, read, experiment read!

Apr 7 '06 #2

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