.NET 2 recommended books?


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Guest

I'm learning VB.NET 2 after years working with VB6 and finding it a
challenge. Are there any books/online training soures that you'd recommend
for programmers making the transition to .NET and v2 in particular? I'm
having trouble getting to grips with a lot of the concepts and different ways
of doing things (eg how to handle references to third party dlls, how/whether
to use namespaces, security issues and on and on).

TIA
 
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rowe_newsgroups

I come from a similar background and found Francesco Balena's
"Programming Microsoft Visual basic .NET" very helpful. It is tailored
for the VB6 crowd, the first couple hundred pages are all about
migrating to .NET. Be warned, unless he has released a new version,
this book is based on .NET 1.1 - and much has changed since then - but
it's still a great read.

Thanks,

Seth Rowe
 
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Me

Um, check Microsoft Press for recent pubs like vs 2005 step by step
& vs2005 the language. Then check the suppliers. Amazon works..
WROX pub has lots of titles, which can be found on Amazon.
 
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Jim Wooley - MVP

Hello Tom,
I'm learning VB.NET 2 after years working with VB6 and finding it a
challenge. Are there any books/online training soures that you'd
recommend for programmers making the transition to .NET and v2 in
particular? I'm having trouble getting to grips with a lot of the
concepts and different ways of doing things (eg how to handle
references to third party dlls, how/whether to use namespaces,
security issues and on and on).

After you have read the free ones Cor mentioned, check out the recommended
reading list at Wintellect (http://www.wintellect.com/RecommendedReading.aspx).
I have only heard good reviews of all of the books they mention.

Jim Wooley
http://devauthority.com/blogs/jwooley/default.aspx
 
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Michel Posseth [MCP]

There is also a programming Microsoft Visual Basic .Net 2005 book from
francesco balena however it is recomended that you also own the 2003 version
of this serie as the 2005 book is a lot thinner and has to be seen as an
update to the 2003 book

The " programming Microsoft Visual Basic " series are the official core
reference books of Visual basic as Francesco also wrote the VB6 version he
gives us in some paragraphs some extra attention , however these books are
also a nice reference for people without a VB6 background

currently i only buy MS PRESS core reference and advanced topics books as
they seem to give me the best knowledge for my monney

regards

Michel Posseth [MCP]
 
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susiedba

I reccomend changing languages.

Microsoft doesn't take VB seriously those fat loser retards never
should have invented C#

they killed the worlds most popular programming language because
they're a bunch of excel dorks and c++ fags

-Susie
 
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Guest

I'm learning VB.NET 2 after years working with VB6 and finding it a
challenge. Are there any books/online training soures that you'd
recommend for programmers making the transition to .NET and v2 in
particular?

I would start with the basics - take an object oriented programming course
(doesn't matter what language - java, C#, or VB.NET).
I'm having trouble getting to grips with a lot of the
concepts and different ways of doing things (eg how to handle
references to third party dlls, how/whether to use namespaces,
security issues and on and on).

These are the least of your worries - since you come from a VB background
your object oriented programming skills are weak or non-existent. I've
noticed a lot of VB6 programmers treat .NET the same as they with VB6...
and the code they write is a mess.

So start with basic... learn how to program in an OOP environment (i.e.
learn the proper patterns, practices, etc), then the stuff with name
spaces, references, etc will come naturally : )
 

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