Chapter 2. Introducing Microsoft Visual Basic .NET

By its very nature, computer programming involves a myriad of highly interrelated concepts. This creates a very real problem for people learning to program, because you can’t really understand one concept without understanding several others. And you can’t understand those without understanding the first one.

People have struggled with this problem for years and inevitably, the best solutions involve learning by doing and learning incrementally. Learning by doing means that to learn programming, you must write programs. This in turn means that you need a programming language to learn with and—in the case of this book—that’s Microsoft Visual Basic .NET. A large part of this chapter explains how ...

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