O'Reilly logo

Object-Oriented Programming with Visual Basic .NET by J.P. Hamilton

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Audience

Anyone can read a reference manual, but the reference often neglects the fundamental principals. I remember when I first started trying to learn Windows in 1991. I always ended up having more questions than answers at the end of the day (thank God for Charles Petzold!). My inexperience was partly to blame, but I have never forgotten those days, and I hope that beginners who read my book will learn from the lessons that I've managed to learn only with great pain. However, I also wrote this book for professional VB gunslingers who have been using the language for years to bring home the bacon. In some ways, VB.NET is a familiar friend. In others, it's an entirely new beast.

If you are looking for a language reference, this ain't it. If you are new to programming, though, you will need a reference. I suggest O'Reilly's VB.NET Language in a Nutshell by Steven Roman, Ron Petrusha, and Paul Lomax, which is concise and user friendly.

If you are not new to programming, a week and a help file is all you need to learn the language's syntax (OK, I am exaggerating a bit). Although this book is not a language reference, you can learn a lot from the example code; much of the VB.NET syntax is used within context.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required