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Visual Basic 2005 Jumpstart Kindle Edition

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Make Your Move Now from VB6 to VB 2005

About the Author

Wei-Meng Lee (Microsoft MVP) is a technologist and founder of Developer Learning Solutions (http://www.developerlearningsolutions.​com), a technology company specializing in hands-on training on the latest Microsoft technologies. Wei-Meng speaks regularly at international conferences and has authored numerous books on .NET, XML, and wireless technologies, including ASP.NET 2.0 - A Developer's Notebook and the .NET Compact Framework Pocket Guide (both from O'Reilly). He writes extensively for the O'Reilly Network on topics ranging from .NET to Mac OS X. Wei-Meng is currently a Microsoft Regional Director for Singapore.


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  • File Size: 2011 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (September 22, 2005)
  • Publication Date: February 9, 2009
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0026OR31M
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jase T. Wolfe on February 1, 2006
Format: Paperback
Technically speaking, there is nothing wrong with this book. This title is aimed at giving VB6 users a whirlwind tour of the VB2005 environment, highlighting additions, deletions, and changes. If you don't have a VB6 background, this read isn't for you. The overview starts with a look at the new Visual Studio environment, showing you some of the toolbar objects with and without data binding. The next few chapters show off some of the newer statements and functions to VB, a peek into the .NET framework and classes, and object oriented programming in the VB world. The last goal of this book is to apply the covered areas in the development of an application.

As I said, there is nothing wrong with this title. My biggest issue is that for the first half, it reads like an advertising brochure for the VB2005 platform - and the author does an excellent job at selling the product. The second half (where you develop an application), is very step by step, covering just what you need to know to write the application - nothing more. At 188 pages, the book is too small to be a reference or even a learner's textbook. Although you are made aware of VB2005 elements, and even get to see them in action, you are not going to finish this book and be much further down the VB6 to VB.NET conversion road. VB.NET is only superficially like VB6, and when you are done with this book, if you liked what you saw, you will need to purchase another title aimed at actually teaching you the .NET platform.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jack D. Herrington on October 4, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is a solid and practical walkthrough of developing projects for VB.NET. It's not a reference, it certainly couldn't be in it's scant 200 pages. It teaches both the language and the framework by using example projects and walking through how they are built with a combination of code, illustrations and screenshots. The writing is good, if a bit terse.

If you are a VB beginner and you are looking for a step by step walkthrough, avoid the mega super bible 1,000 page tomes, and try something like this book in combination with a refernce book on the language and another on the framework. Though you could probably skip the framework one and just use the MSDN.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dan McKinnon VINE VOICE on October 7, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book is a great guide for all seasoned Visual Basic 6 developers who want to get a nice taste of what to expect out of Visual Basic 2005. For those individuals who are strictly used to using Visual Basic 6, you will not be scared off by the author's analysis of the new features in 2005 such as things like the nice addition My Namespace. For people that have already made the switch to the Visual Basic.NET and were upset to see Edit and Continue vanish, you will be happy to see it's return in VB2005.

This book is a nice guide even for individuals who are not familiar with Visual Basic, as Wei-Meng Lee gives a nice overview of things like a Stack and what Intellisense is in Visual Basic.

For the low price of this book I think this is a great pickup for all people that use Visual Basic on a daily basis or want to learn more about the most popular RAD (Rapid Application Development) tool on the planet. Like the author's book "ASP.NET 2.0 : A Developer's Notebook", Mr. Lee gives the reader a nice overview of what to expect in VB2005 and he does so in a concise, clear manner. If you want to get a head start on what makes VB 2005 the best Visual Basic yet, you won't be disappointed in this book.

**** RECOMMENDED
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Grove VINE VOICE on December 30, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is a great first book in VB 2005. Easy to follow tutorial will help you get up and running in no time.

I found this to be a good short tutorial. I think many will be pleased with the Visual Studio 2005 editions....
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