Chapter 3. Core VB 2010 Programming Constructs, Part I

This chapter begins your formal investigation of the VB 2010 programming language by presenting a number of bite-sized, stand-alone topics you must be comfortable with as you explore the .NET Framework. The first order of business is to understand the role of the Module keyword and the composition of an executable program's entry point: the Main() method. Next, you will investigate the fundamental VB 2010 data types (and their equivalent types in the System namespace) including an examination of the System.String and System.Text.StringBuilder class types.

Once you know the details of the fundamental .NET data types, you will then examine a number of data type conversion techniques, including ...

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