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I want to learn vb, where do I start?

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Hey guys, gals.

After this site opened my eyes to the wonders of database development, my next objective is to learn VB so i can become more competent. The problem is, where do I start? Anyone have any books or sites that a beginner should use to learn VB on his own? Suggestions or anything that you find useful is also welcome.
May 20 '08 #1
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daniel aristidou
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Hey guys, gals.

After this site opened my eyes to the wonders of database development, my next objective is to learn VB so i can become more competent. The problem is, where do I start? Anyone have any books or sites that a beginner should use to learn VB on his own? Suggestions or anything that you find useful is also welcome.
Hi a great way to start with learning vb is to download the newest vb express version and then watch the videos you will find under tutorials. other than that i think the best way to learn is by trial and error. after you know the basics. programing vb is all about imagination
May 20 '08 #2

jeffstl
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Hey guys, gals.

After this site opened my eyes to the wonders of database development, my next objective is to learn VB so i can become more competent. The problem is, where do I start? Anyone have any books or sites that a beginner should use to learn VB on his own? Suggestions or anything that you find useful is also welcome.
VB.NET ? Or VB6.0?

Also are you approaching this for web development or desktop (client) applications? Also a moderate difference as with web development you should also be familiar with HTML, CSS, javascript, and the server\client relationship for web pages\applications.

Lastly, probably going to move this thread to a social area or Misc Questions since its not technical.

The best place to start from the basics though no matter which direction your headed is probably a great free site like this
W3 Schools
May 20 '08 #3

P: 25
My apologies for posting in the wrong forum.

I do know a bit of HTML but I am look to improve my database development skills with the possibility of creating some desktop applications.
May 20 '08 #4

jeffstl
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My apologies for posting in the wrong forum.

I do know a bit of HTML but I am look to improve my database development skills with the possibility of creating some desktop applications.
Desktop applications with VB.NET or VB6.0?

The latest technology is .NET which as stated above there is a free development tool here

http://www.microsoft.com/express/vb/

Nothing wrong with using VB 6.0 though if you have the old Visual Basic suite. Depends greatly on what you want to accomplish and what you want to focus on skill wise.

Either language will get you ready for web applications though as the same syntax is used (essentially) with just minor differences in the way the code is executed in a web environment.
May 20 '08 #5

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