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Is there a best book for learning VB.net

I have some knowledge of programming because I know python, but I want a faster language that has a strong foothold with GUI's. Any books you could recommend??

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Learn Visual Basic: A Step-By-Step Programming Tutorial

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LEARN VISUAL BASIC is a comprehensive step-by-step programming tutorial covering object-oriented programming, the Visual Basic integrated development environment, building and distributing Windows applications using the Windows Installer, exception handling, sequential file access, graphics, multimedia, advanced topics such as web access, printing, and HTML help system authoring. The tutorial also introduces database applications (using ADO .NET) and web applications (using ASP.NET). This curriculum has been used in college and universities for over two decades. It is also used as a college prep advanced placement course for high school students.

The focus of LEARN VISUAL BASIC is to use the objects and capabilities of Visual Basic to build a wide variety of useful desktop applications. Students will also develop their own objects. Some of the applications built include: Stopwatch, Calendar Display, Loan Repayment Calculator, Flash Card Math Game, Database Input Screen, Statistics Calculator, Tic-Tac-Toe Game, Capital City Quiz, Information Tracker (with plotting), Blackjack, Line, Bar and Pie charts, a version of the first video game ever – Pong, and a Telephone Directory.

LEARN VISUAL BASIC is presented using a combination of over 850 pages of self-study notes and over 100 Visual Basic practical examples and applications. To grasp the concepts presented in LEARN VISUAL BASIC, you should possess a working knowledge of Windows and have had some exposure to programming concepts. Our Beginning Visual Basic course would provide you with this exposure.

LEARN VISUAL BASIC requires a Microsoft Windows operating system. This tutorial also requires the free Community Edition or Professional Edition of Microsoft Visual Studio. The Visual Basic source code solutions and all needed multimedia files are included in the compressed download file available from the Publisher's website (KidwareSoftware.com) after book registration.




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Learning Visual Basic .Net

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Most Visual Basic .NET books are written for experienced object-oriented programmers, but many programmers jumping on the .NET bandwagon are coming from non-object-oriented languages, such as Visual Basic 6.0 or from script programming, such as JavaScript. These programmers, and those who are adopting VB.NET as their first programming language, have been out of luck when it comes to finding a high-quality introduction to the language that helps them get started.That's why Jesse Liberty, author of the best-selling books Programming C# and Programming ASP.NET, has written an entry-level guide to Visual Basic .NET. Written in a warm and friendly manner, this book assumes no prior programming experience, and provides an easy introduction to Microsoft's most popular .NET language.Learning Visual Basic .NET is a complete introduction to VB.NET and object-oriented programming. This book will help you build a solid foundation in .NET, and show how to apply your skills by using hundreds of examples to help you become productive quickly. Learning Visual Basic .NET introduces fundamentals like Visual Studio .NET, a tool set for building Windows and Web applications. You'll learn about the syntax and structure of the Visual Basic .NET language, including operators, classes and interfaces, structs, arrays, and strings. Liberty then demonstrates how to develop various kinds of applications--including those that work with databases--and web services.By the time you've finished Learning Visual Basic .NET, you'll be ready to move on to a more advanced programming guide that will help you create large-scale web and Windows applications.Whether you have a little object-oriented programming experience or you are new to programming altogether, Visual Basic .NET will set you firmly on your way to mastering the essentials of the VB.NET language.

Over the past decade I have been required to complete small amounts of code writing in VB6 and Python to augment my engineering work. In my opinion VB6 and Python coding can be successfully completed with little or no understanding of Object Oriented Programming (OOP). However this is much less true of VB.NET which I consider to be one of its great attributes as it forces you to fully embrace OOP and in doing so elevates your code to a new level of clarity and efficiency.

I would like to thoroughly recommend this little book due to its well chosen words and examples that helped me to become more proficient at OOP in VB.NET.

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Visual Basic 2015 in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself

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In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you’ll learn how to build complete, reliable, and modern Windows applications with Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2015. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a strong foundation for success with every aspect of VB 2015 development.

 

Notes present interesting pieces of information.

Tips offer advice or teach an easier way to do something.

Cautions advise you about potential problems and help you steer clear of disaster.

 

Learn How To

 

  • Master VB 2015 by building a complete feature-rich application
  • Navigate VB 2015 and discover its new shortcuts
  • Work with objects, collections, and events
  • Build attractive, highly-functional user interfaces
  • Make the most of forms, controls, modules, and procedures
  • Efficiently store data and program databases
  • Make decisions in code
  • Use powerful object-oriented techniques
  • Work with graphics and text files
  • Manipulate filesystems and the Registry
  • Add email support
  • Create efficient modules and reusable procedures
  • Interact effectively with users
  • Write code to preview and print documents
  • Debug with VB 2015’s improved breakpoint features
  • Distribute your software

 

Download all examples and source code presented in this book from informit.com/title/9780672337451 as they become available.


Who Should Read This Book

Those who have little or no programming experience or who might be picking up Visual Basic as a second language.

 

Bug Alert

Description: Changing the startup form's name in a VB WinForms app does not update the "Startup form" #4517

Explanation: In the latest Visual Basic update on GitHub, Microsoft accidentally introduced a significant bug that you should be aware of. In the Visual Basic project properties dialog on one of the tabs (Application), is a drop down box for selecting the "startup object". This can be either a Main method or a System.Windows.Forms instance (or System.Windows.Window for WPF). When you do a rename on a form (say from the code editor in source or from the solution explorer) currently set as the startup form the rename doesn't cascade to the startup object project property cause the project to enter an invalid state where the user must now manually reset this project property from the now nonexistent Form to the new name. This is a huge annoyance.

The fix for the bug (until Microsoft addresses) can be found here:
http://www.jamesfoxall.com/teach-visual-basic-2015-errata/

 

 

Overall, this is a good, general introduction to Visual Basic. It provides enough explanation of code with examples to get you started. Some of the more advanced programming features towards the end begin to show the capability of this programming language. If you are a complete beginner I would recommend working through the whole book at your own pace. If you already know some Visual Basic then this is a handy reference or to dip into, as needed.