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Unlearning .Net

I've taken on a job that involves a huge amount of VB back end stuff that will probably need tweaking. Now I 'get' VBScript, but I kind of passed over VB and learned Java and .Net.

Are there any good hints/sites/books on what's going on in VB from a C#-ers perspective? Like, I can see the Project is kind of like a namespace and assembly, Modules are a little bit like static methods and class modules are like classes... That sort of thing...

(Before you ask, yes, I'm only doing it for the money)

Slumming IT
Thursday, March 20, 2003

VB.NET Books question asked recently on the .NET Questions board:
http://discuss.fogcreek.com/dotnetquestions/?cmd=show&ixPost=1273

Duncan Smart
Thursday, March 20, 2003

Sorry, I missed out something important: It's VB 6.

I guess I could read a VB.Net book from back to front though!

Slumming IT
Thursday, March 20, 2003

You may have some luck with Francesco Balena's "Programming Visual Basic .NET" book which includes the entire contents of his VB 6 book on CD.  He frequently points out the diffferences between VB 6 and VB.NET, with references to content from the VB 6 book.  Your best bet is probably to get a book such as Dan Appleman's "Moving to VB.NET" and read it backwards. :-)

ODN
Thursday, March 20, 2003

Your best bet is to simply forget .NET, and treat VB6 as it's own thing. You've got programming experience, so picking up the VB6ism's won't be TOO bad.

Just grab any number of intro to VB6 books (if you can't find any, try http://www.powells.com ) and go to town.

Chris Tavares
Friday, March 21, 2003

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