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For VB team development to succeed, team members need a common terminology, common style, common standards, and common best practices. The Visual Basic Style Guide gives them what they need. Hand it to everyone on your team, and say, "do it this way." Or use it as a solid foundation for your own policies. Either way, it'll help you create more reliable code, create it faster, and build systems your successors can maintain far more easily.
Tim Patrick covers the entire VB software development lifecycle, beginning with planning and requirements gathering, and continuing all the way through documentation. He offers detailed, practical coding guidelines — including proven solutions to recurring VB programming challenges, expressed as patterns.
In some cases, he draws upon existing resources that too many developers neglect; for instance, Microsoft's Windows Interface Guidelines for Software Design, which will help your developers build interfaces that will be more intuitive to experienced users of Windows applications. In many cases, however, there have been no widely accepted standards — and they're desperately needed. Patrick fills the gap, drawing upon his extensive experience as a developer, VB trainer, and creator of in-house standards guides. Few VB books have been as sorely needed.
—Bill Camarda, bn.com editor