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Free Visual Basic Books

Visual Basic Essentials
Visual Basic Essentials begins with instruction on designing Windows forms in Visual Studio including tasks such as designing menu systems and toolbars and wiring up event procedures, also covering the basic concepts of the Visual Basic language as variable types, looping, flow control, functions and subroutines. Once the basics are covered, topics such as single and mutli-dimensional arrays, string handling, file I/O and date and time manipulation are explained. Includes advanced topics such as Visual Basic object oriented programming, database access and graphics drawing are detailed

Programming VB.NET: A Guide for Experienced Programmers
This free Visual Basic .NET ebook is a comprehensive hands-on guide to the Visual Basic .NET programming language addressed to readers with some programming background.

Upgrading Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 to Microsoft Visual Basic .NET
This is a technical guide to upgrading from the Microsoft website. It is a free visual basic book with 21 chapters and appears to be comprehensive.

Introducing Visual Basic 2005 for Developers
Get a focused, first look at the features and capabilities in Microsoft Visual Basic 2005, Visual Studio 2005, and .NET Framework 2.0. If you currently work with Visual Basic 6, these authors fully understand the adoption and code migration issues you?ll encounter. They?ll step you through a quick primer on .NET Framework programming, offering guidance for a productive transition. If you already work with .NET, you?ll jump directly into what?s new, learning how to extend your existing skills. From the innovations in rapid application development, debugging, and deployment, to new data access, desktop, and Web programming capabilities, you get the prerelease insights and code walkthroughs you need to get productive right away.