Chapter 6. Using Built-In Functions

Microsoft Visual Basic .NET provides hundreds of built-in functions that make programming easier. To appreciate the importance of this, imagine Microsoft Excel without the formulas. The result would greatly resemble the classic definition of nothing: a balloon without the skin!

Fortunately, Excel has formulas and Visual Basic .NET has built-in functions. In fact, there are so many built-in functions that this chapter can’t hope to explain them all or to describe individual functions in detail. It does, however, show you how to search for functions and provides introductions to the ones you’ll probably use most often. Finally, it shows you how to write a program that shuffles cards. (You’ve probably had it with ...

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