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VB.NET Book Recommendations
I bought O'Reilly's Programming VB.Net, but it's like a reference manual in book's clothing; the examples are painfully general with SomeClass working on SomeInterface in conjunction with SomeInteger. No sir, I don't like it.
I would highly recommend, Programming Microsoft Visual Basic .NET by Fransesco Balena (http://www.microsoft.com/mspress/books/5199.asp). This is the most definitive book on VB.Net. But takes some heart to go through >1600 pages.
Try to type "book" in the "Search" field on the left side of this page.
Holy toast, I'd never noticed the search function before.
Programming Microsoft Windows with Microsoft Visual Basic - Charles Petzold
For 3000 pages with lots of sample code, there are my own MCAD/MCSD Training Guides from Que (70-305 and 70-306 out now, 70-310 soon). They're focused on the certification exams, but I have been getting feedback from readers who find them good survey works as well.
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