Praise for The Visual Basic .NET Programming Language aThere is no substitute to getting the inside scoop directly from a book written by the father of a programming language such as Bjarne Stroustrup for C++, James Gosling for Java and Alan Cooper for the original version of Visual Basic. Paul Vick, the father of Visual Basic .NET, explains the whys and hows of this exciting new language better than any other human being on the planet.a aTed Pattison, Barracuda.NET aThe Visual Basic .NET Programming Language includes nuances that in all my use and study of VB .NET, I havenat seen discussed anywhere else. For example, I learned that you can use the Imports statement to import an Enum name, so that you neednat refer to the enum in all its uses. In addition, I learned that the dictionary lookup operator, a!a, works in VB .NETaI thought this one had been retired. In any case, if youare searching for a book that covers all the language syntax issues, and more, Paul Vickas book is a great place to look.a aKen Getz, Senior Consultant, MCW Technologies, LLC aThis book is an excellent stepping stone for Visual Basic developers wanting to get their toes wet in the .NET waters. Paulas presentation of the core topics all VB developers should tackle first is clear, concise, and unlike other books in the genre, does not overwhelm the reader. The VB6 vs. VB.NET task-oriented approach guides you through the new language and OO features, and then moves to basic threading and other CLR topicsaas well as to the key points in the COM to .NET transitionain a well thought-out sequence. If youave been holding out on VB .NET, this is a great book to get you started.a aKlaus H. Probst, Sr. Consultant/Architect, Spherion Technology Services, Microsoft MVP aThere is no shortage of VB .NET books in the market, but this is the only book straight from the creators. While that is an excellent reason in itself for reading this book, it is the brevity and clarity of the content, along with the examples, that makes this book a must-have.a aAmit Kalani, Developer aOverall, I liked this book and it definitely benefited me. I learned new things I didnat see anywhere else and Iall certainly put these to good use in the future. Paulas book makes a great reference manual for intermediate and advanced VB .NET developers.a aPhilip Williams, System Engineer, LDC Direct aThis book contains a lot of great information I have seen nowhere else and addresses issues that other books do not.a aEthan Roberts, .NET Architect, General Casualty aThis book is full of useful information and provides a good historical background for the Visual Basic .NET Language.a aDave Vitter, Technical Lead Developer and author of Designing Visual Basic .NET Applications (Coriolis, 2001) The definitive Microsoft Visual Basic .NET referenceaauthored by Visual Basic .NETas lead architect If you want to leverage all of VB .NETas immense power, get this book. Itas the definitive VB .NET reference and tutorial, and the first Visual Basic book written by one of VB .NETas lead architects. No other book offers this much behind-the-scenes insight about why VB .NET works the way it does, how it evolved, and how you can make the most of it. The Visual Basic .NET Programming Language is a superb learning tool for new VB .NET programmers and a must-have reference for developers at every level. Paul Vick presents precise language descriptions, essential reference materials, practical insights, and hundreds of code samples, straight from Microsoftas VB .NET design team. Just some of the features include: A history and overview of Visual Basicas evolution into VB .NET Complete coverage of the language syntax Transitioning from COM to the CLR and leveraging the .NET platform Runtime functions Taking full advantage of VB .NETas object-oriented features Notes on style, design, and compatibility throughout the text Notes for the advanced user throughout the text Vick exposes VB .NETas most powerful capabilities with unprecedented depth and clarity, and packs this book with information you simply wonat find anywhere else. Whether youare an experienced VB .NET programmer, upgrading from earlier versions of Visual Basic, or coming to Visual Basic and .NET for the first time, youall find this book indispensable.Whether youa#39;re an experienced VB .NET programmer, upgrading from earlier versions of Visual Basic, or coming to Visual Basic and .NET for the first time, youa#39;ll find this book indispensable.
|Title||:||The Visual Basic .Net Programming Language|
|Publisher||:||Addison-Wesley Professional - 2004|