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Publication Date: August 31, 2015
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First of all, this is not a book about VB.NET. It is about VB6, which is all but obsolete. I would expect a book published in 2015 to be more current, rather than referencing a language from 17 years ago. It's not even a decent book if you want to learn VB6. There are many coding examples that will not work, due to errors. There are also statements about VB6 that are not correct. On top of it all, it just skims over most aspects of the language. The most this book will do is maybe pique your interest in getting a more complete book to learn a language that's obsolete.Second, the author's primary language is obviously not English, which makes it difficult to read at times.In reading the other reviews, it appears that either the author has a lot of friends and relatives, or a lot of people have been duped into thinking that they just learned Visual Basic.
While this, 2015-self-published book, does teach you Visual Basic... it only applies to VB6!! I found the title purposely misleading, preying on novices on programming. I wouldn't complain if the title or the description of the book where clear about what version of Visual Basic you are expecting to learn, but both the text of the title and the description of the book where carefully crafted to give you an impression you'll actually be able to start writing code with the help of this book, and if you add all the fake reviews giving 5 stars to the book, together with its super low price, who can resist such bargain?! The book if full of grammar mistakes and, while technical books are not exactly literature masterpieces so a mistake here and there shouldn't be much of a problem, there are so many that it become a distraction while you try to focus on the reading. If you are looking for help learning Visual Basic, look somewhere else!
The book does a fair job of covering the topics in Visual Basic although for a true beginner, they likely won't really understand the concepts or even be able to complete the examples unless they have had some previous introduction to Visual Basic and or Visual Studio. However, it could be a good book to supplement the basic skills of Visual Basic already learned. For the price, definitely worth taking a look.
This book is absolutely packed with great examples of visual basic programming. Actually seeing examples like this is really helpful for the beginner. The author does a good job simplifying what could be very complex into basic principles and steps you can take to really get the hang of programming. The pictures are also really helpful in actually showing you how to install etc.
I liked this book because it wasn't simply theoretical. There was a lot of straightforward exercises and examples that helped me to grasp the concepts that the book was talking about. I definitely feel I have a much better understanding of Visual Basic now that I've read through this guide and worked through the exercises.
I read the Objective C++ book of Eprogramy and it was similar when it comes to learning Visual Basic Programming. It provided step by step procedures on how to begin as well as screenshots to make it more understandable. While the book is also long and complete in providing in depth explanations, I like how the author was able to do this consistently with their other books. I will continue to use this book as my go to reference guide whenever I need a refresher in Visual Basic Programming.
This book contains detailed information easily presented about visual basic. In terms of how easy it was to learn from this book...it was definitely well made! I loved the step by step guides in this book as that made learning everything so much easier.
This is a good book. It covers all the basics you need to get started writing your own visual basic programs. It was short enough that I could look through the book in a day but still in depth enough that you learn from it. I rate this book highly.