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Application Development Using Visual Basic® and .NET by Dana L. Wyatt, Peter Thorsteinson, Robert J. Oberg

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Chapter 3. VB.NET Essentials, Part I

In this chapter we begin coverage of the essentials of the VB.NET language, which has undergone radical improvements from previous versions of Visual Basic.

Traditionally, Visual Basic has been used as a visual development tool to create Windows programs. Later versions of Visual Basic have also made the language useful for creating COM components and other server programs without a visual interface. VB.NET brings full flexibility to Visual Basic, enabling you to use the language to create any kind of program in the .NET environment, including components, Web applications, and Web services. You can also create console programs that run locally and do not have a Windows user interface. Although normally you ...

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