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VB to .NET

By navdeep007 ·
Hi All,

I am a VB programmer ( application programming ) for around 4 years now. I want to switch over to .Net. Please guide me how should I proceed.
- Should I go for C# or VB.NET ?
- Which books I should follow ? I want to develop strong basics to learn .Net and .Net Framework.

I know you must have answered these questions 'n' number of times but your piece of advice will make my things easy. I thank you all for your inputs.


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by dryflies In reply to VB to .NET

go with what is familiar to you. stick with The good news is you can mix and match in .net so as you pick up C# you can work it in to ongoing projects.

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by j.lupo In reply to VB to .NET

Most of the .NET framework is VB centric. That is, the programming, the tools, the ideas all surround VB more than other languages. At my company, we have been working with .NET and using many languages. We found that anyone familiar with VB took to it a lot quicker than those from Visual C++. Good luck. Let us know what you decide.

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by j.lupo In reply to

I didn't realize you were looking for books and other resources. has lots of books on the topic. Microsoft has one as well:

Give it a shot. You can also google for books and references about .NET.

Good Luck

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by navdeep007 In reply to VB to .NET


I have got a couple answers. Thanks for sparing some time. But anyone of you have'nt guided me on books to follow.


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by john In reply to VB to .NET

Whilst you may find the move to slightly easier I would highly recomend moving to C#, this is a brand new language designed specifically for the .net framework. As for books to assist in building a a strong understanding of the basics, the MSPress training books are very good. They are now available in a boxed set:

MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Microsoft .NET Core Requirements, Exams 70-305, 70-315, 70-306, 70-316, 70-310, 70-320, and 70-300

ISBN: 0735619255

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by muthukumar.g In reply to VB to .NET

welcome to .net world.

You are a VB programmer basically so i suggest you to take - and it will open you a great world of programming.
Regarding books, you can get wrox publication books. But further if you want to get specific ideas go for Microsoft press books, they release books for every special concepts.

best of luck.

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by andre In reply to VB to .NET

Hi NavDeep :)
Daniel Appleman, sponsored/in conjuction with Desaware, has written an e-book to try and help people facing that decision. It's only $9.95 Just search and get it. No I'm not affiliated or advertising in any way, I bought it to answer the question for myself.


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