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Forgive us for saying so, but sometimes books are just plain easier than online docs. Lots of times, in fact. That's why, if you're a Visual Basic .NET developer, you'll appreciate having Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Language Reference. This is the official printed version of Microsoft's Visual Basic .NET electronic product documentation -- made portable, tangible, and readable in places your computer won't go.
The book starts with a systematic review of what's changed in Visual Basic. As you've probably heard or seen, many old VB elements have been renamed, reclassified, combined, or moved into the Common Language Runtime. Math functions? Look in System Namespace, Math Class. Date statement? Look in VB Run-Time Library Members, DateAndTime module. "Empty" keyword? Gone. (There's something vaguely Zen-like about that change.)
The heart of the book is a cleanly formatted A-to-Z reference to the entire language and runtime: attributes, constants, enumerations, data types, directives, functions, keywords, methods, objects, operators, properties, and statements. Nearly every element is illuminated with at least one example.
How many times will you need to reach for an answer as you work with VB .NET? Run Visual Studio .NET full screen -- and get your answers right here. (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. He served for nearly ten years as vice president of a New Jerseybased marketing company, where he supervised a wide range of graphics and web design projects. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.