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ThoughtCriminal

Want to learn VB 2008. Good console app based tutorial?

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Ah the Sacrilege!
VB was mean to be used as fast WYSIWYG tool!
Oh well if you insist it sounds like you'd like to check out Charles Petzold's stuff he did in VB , which is very little, since he's a command line type of guy LOL!
Hello, Windows Forms command line version

Nothing wrong with that but if you are going to waste all that extra time at the command line might as well just start with C# from the start.

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well no. Vb.net is an excellent language to start with and should not be thought of in the same vein as the old visual basics. Essentially it is C# with a different syntax and some minor semantic incompatibilities iterators vs native xml say.

To Thought, search wikipedia. vb.net.what you asked is there.

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Original post by Daerax
well no. Vb.net is an excellent language to start with and should not be thought of in the same vein as the old visual basics. Essentially it is C# with a different syntax and some minor semantic incompatibilities iterators vs native xml say.

To Thought, search wikipedia. vb.net.what you asked is there.

Yes, that is my point. The Petzold VB book I mentioned was actually written mainly by scripts since the book was originally in C# that's how similar the two languages are now. Only in the chapter on bit operations did he actually have to rewrite some stuff.
It's a fact that C# programmers are paid more than VB programmers even though the code is in many cases identical.
It's a fact that Microsoft supports C# before it does VB.Net. Just look at the MSDN docs/samples and XNA for obvious enough proof.
VB has now become a 2nd class citizen and most former VB programmers(self included) have accepted it and moved on to C#.
C# is the future and Microsoft is betting it's future on it so, to reiterate no need to waste time on VB, unless you have a specific reason to.
Even Petzold gave up on it after only one book!
Meanwhile, for the foreseeable future, I'm sticking to C#

[Edited by - daviangel on August 16, 2009 7:23:15 AM]

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