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ADO.NET Programming in Visual Basic™ .NET by Bob Howell, Steve Holzner

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Chapter 2. Object-Oriented Programming in Visual Basic .NET

Object-oriented programming (OOP) is perhaps one of the most misused and abused buzz phrases in the industry today, and this is largely the fault of VB. What! Am I about to commit authorial suicide? Not really. I am not about to launch into a tirade about how VB is a toy language not worthy of notice by real computer science professionals who program exclusively in C++ under some Unix variant. Those discussions have long been rendered moot just by the sheer success of VB and its relatively wide acceptance in the workplace. Just about everywhere you look, there is VB being used, even if just for prototyping.

Yet, the widespread adoption of VB is the cause of the misunderstanding of the ...

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