3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Really good, but could've been better
, February 27, 2003
Let me start by saying that this is a very good book. It's been invaluable to me in getting up-to-speed on VB .NET. It's pretty much soup-to-nuts coverage of the language and its use within the .NET framwork. That said, the book also has its shortcomings which, IMHO, keep it a few notches below the quality of Petzold.
The title of the book is Programming Microsoft Visual Basic .NET, but for all the hundreds of references to VB6, the book reads more like Upgrading Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 to Microsoft Visual Basic .NET, which is actually a different book.
On top of that, the book is so peppered with arcane minutiae that it could have been 100 pages shorter, and much better, if Francesco had left out all that useless information. I found all of this extraneous information distracting.