|The Guide to the VB.NET Books|
|Not just a reprint - this guide is the real deal!|
On March 20, 1991 a rip tide started when Visual Basic 1.0 hit the world.
Today, a new tide is surging and it's called VB.NET.
Make no mistake about it, this isn't your father's Visual Basic. To keep your head above water, you need help! The books here will keep you afloat.
VB.NET is all new and all OOP this time around. In fact, VB.NET is so new and so different that most VB programmers and most VB programs will just have to start over. Today, we think of software as being DOS or Windows. In future years, we'll think of it as pre- and post .NET.
Since the main thing about VB.NET is OOP - Object Oriented Programming. (.NET is all about objects and VB 6 is only sort of "object friendly" but not really "object oriented"), several of the books repeat exactly the same joke so I'll let you in on it here:
How many OOP programmers does it take to change a light globe?
Answer: None. You just tell the light globe to change itself.
As Matthew MacDonald says to introduce The Book of VB .NET (reviewed here), "The collection of .NET titles on the bookstore shelves is embarrasingly large." This Guide is dedicated to cutting that collection down to size by giving you the real insights into at least those .NET books that focus on VB.NET. You won't find any reprinted reviews from another page here. This Guide is designed to help you decide exactly which book is really the one you need.
To make it as easy as possible for you to get going on your personal VB.NET fortune (or, at least a fat raise), About Visual Basic has wrapped up all of the worthwhile VB .NET books right here in one basket. If you're looking for a great book for yourself, for a friend or for a family member - you can find it here!
And check out the cross references ... We have provided subcategories to help you locate just the right book. Check our the article Tech Book Trends for more information. For example, one trend that is new with .NET is the fact that it's possible to write books that are substantially the same for both VB and C# and many authors have done exactly that. We have a list of the VB .NET books that have C# "twins" here.
The categories we cover are: Books for Beginners
C# Version Available
The VB.NET Book Guide
Books are listed by the first author's last name
Moving to VB.NET: Strategies, Concepts, and Code
Database Programming with Visual Basic .NET and ADO.NET
Distributed .NET Programming in VB .NET
Professional VB.NET, 2nd Edition
The .NET Languages: A Quick Translation Guide
Visual Basic Design Patterns VB 6.0 and VB.NET
Programming VB.NET: A Guide for Experienced Programmers
Learning Visual Basic.NET Through Applications
ASP.NET and VB.NET Web Programming
Programming and Problem Solving With Visual Basic .Net
Visual Basic .NET Programming
Visual Basic .NET How to Program (2nd Edition)
Visual Basic .NET For Experienced Programmers
Professional Design Patterns in VB.NET:
Programming Visual Basic .NET
ADO .NET in a Nutshell
Object-Oriented Programming with Visual Basic .NET
Visual Basic .NET Unleashed
User Interfaces in VB.NET: Windows Forms and Custom Controls
The Book of VB .NET: .NET Insight for VB Developers
Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic .NET in 21 Days
Visual Basic .NET Developer's Guide to ASP .NET, XML and ADO.NET
Karl Moore's Visual Basic .NET: The Tutorials
Introduction to Visual Basic Using .NET
Application Development Using Visual Basic and .NET
The Visual Basic.NET Style Guide
Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to the .NET Framework Class Library
Advanced .NET Remoting in VB .NET
Beginning VB.NET (2nd Edition)
.NET Enterprise Development in VB.NET: From Design to Deployment
VB.NET Language in a Nutshell, (2nd Edition)
An Introduction to Programming with Visual Basic .Net
Creating and Consuming Web Services in Visual Basic
Real World XML Web Services: For VB and VB .NET Developers
Visual Basic .NET Database Programming
GDI+ Programming in C# and VB.NET
Visual Basic .NET and the .NET Platform: An Advanced Guide