Microsoft's new .NET version of Visual Basic is its most radical revamping of the product since it was first released. Even if you know your way around VB6, the latest version presents special challenges. There are some new ways of doing things, some new things to do, and a new environment in which to work. With a few tips and tricks from expert Matt Tagliaferri, however, you'll be well on your way to VB.NET mastery. Visual Basic .NET Codemaster's Library offers a collection of 99 clear, concise programming examples, which show you how to use VB.NET and Visual Studio .NET to make the most of functionality available for the first time in the .NET Framework. You can begin with any topic and read only the ones that matter to you. Each topic provides a solution that you can incorporate into your own work, in areas ranging from garbage collection to database transactions, from memory management to XML Web Services. You even get coverage of mixing C# and VB.NET in the same application. Taken together, the tips in this book help you make the transition to thinking and working effectively within the object-oriented world of .NET.
Decent samples collection
By email@example.com - August 12, 2002
I am not normally the type of person who would recommend a samples book. Overall, I find most of these types of books either work on too small of a microcosm to make any real impact, or worse, try to tackle "real world" problems that are only "real world" to authors who no longer code for the Enterprise. I was surprised to see that Matt's book fit somewhere in the middle.On the scale of problem solving, this book is much closer to the microcosm type of book. Unlike most books in this mold, however, the samples are extremely well written. Whether you need a ping application sample, need to know more about using delegates or want some simple guidance through ADO.NET, this book has some info on what you are looking for.Now, this book is not a deep well. Do not expect to learn everything you need to learn about .NET through the samples in this book. While it covers the basics of ADO.NET, for example, you will not find out how to code extremely complex data driven... read more
Pretty good for quick solutions
By KMANICK "kmanick" - July 7, 2002
This book is good if you are trying to provides solutions to defined problems that you are stumbling across because you are new to the .Net world. Most of the examples are pretty simple, but that is not to say they are not well done. Tagliaferri gets you going and on your way in most of these examples. When this book came out I grabbed it and went through almost all of the examples. This book will give you good ideas on how to solve particular programming problems that you will encounter while you make the transition from VB6 to VB.Net. This is the first "Oh that's how you would do that book" that's out on VB.net
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