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Hope you all had a great holiday. I was hoping someone can recommend a good entry-level Visual Basic book. More specifically, I'm trying to lear VB with respect to relational databases like Access (since I already have it.) Thanks for your input!

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by roc180 In reply to Entry level Visual Basic ...

I highly recommend Beginning Visual Basic 6 Database programming. The book is published by WROX the author is John Connell. Its understandable for a novice and will introduce you to some more complex topics.

Good Luck

Neal Martinelli

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by DeVry Student In reply to Entry level Visual Basic ...

Quite a few students in my VB class recommend VB in 24 Hours. I haven't read it myself, but these people were near failing. This book bailed them out of a pile of trouble.

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by gbworld In reply to Entry level Visual Basic ...

My personal favorite VB book is Pure Visual Basic by Dan Fox. It is not specifically beginner level, but is very code intensive and should complement your library. It is not too expensive and has short chapters with lots of code.

As far as the Wrox books go, I like the Visual Basic SQL Server books better than the VB database books. As with most Wrox books, they are a bit dry, but do offer the added bonus of killing two birds with one stone.

If you like to do hands-on work, the best booksare the Microsoft Mastering books or the Learn Visual Basic 6 Now or the Deluxe Learning Edition (if you do not own VB). They are chock full of dynamite examples (albeit a bit older) and, due to Microsoft's push to n-tier, cover ADO as a data accesstechnology almost exclusively. As this is the primary methodology you will use in your code, it is nice.

If you want a hands on, inexpensive book, the Visual Basic From Scratch is not bad. I disagree with the teaching method slightly, but really like the fact that the app you build is more real world than most sample applications you build from books. Also, it covers a single app from inception to connecting to the database to componentizing and debugging. This type of experience is worth its weight in gold.

Gregory A. Beamer
MCP: +I, SE, SD, DBA

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by shmaltz In reply to Entry level Visual Basic ...

I agree with answer 1 Wrox has the best books on this subject.
Just a bit of advise; never touch Microsoft Press they the most expensive out there and are not good.

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by Father Jack In reply to Entry level Visual Basic ...

Try Visual Basic From The ground Up (available in Ver5 or Ver6 flavours). It has been recommended to me by the tutor on my course (www.winsys.co.uk) and is at a good price. Fellow students rate it highly too.

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