Visual Basic 2005 in a Nutshell, Third Edition
by Tim Patrick, Steven Roman, Ron Petrusha, Paul Lomax
Published by O’Reilly Media, 2006
Let’s say that you’re a new Visual Basic programmer, or a pre-.NET VB developer who’s ready to make the plunge into .NET, or a long-time .NET coder who can’t remember the arguments to the InStr function. Maybe you’ve been dreaming about a book that will introduce you to the essentials of Visual
Basic programming, or perhaps you need a good reference work on that same language. Well, if you are any of these people, or all of them, have I got the
right book for you: Visual Basic 2005 in a Nutshell.
Visual Basic 2005 is a major update to the language and its underlying .NET Framework. So I thought, why not do a major update to the best book on the topic. And that’s what I did. The fully updated and reorganized third edition of Visual Basic 2005 in a Nutshell includes a brief yet thorough introduction to the Visual Basic language and .NET, the system that makes it powerful yet simple. The majority of the book consists of reference chapters, covering every major Visual Basic language keyword and feature, plus a complete reference to the new My hierarchy.
Of course the book has a full set of useful appendices. Of course the book provides the level of detail and quality you expect from O’Reilly Media books. Of course it has a catfish on the cover. But don’t just buy it for that. Buy it for all the coding joy it will bring to you and your loved ones.
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