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you seem to be a visual basic guru....I am trying to teach myself vb5
and have not had a chance to take a class yet....
what books do you suggest I read to increase my understanding of
the language.....
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What a coincidence.  I was just asked this question by a co-worker (a DBA).

The first book I would suggest for a true beginner is
"Teach Yourself VB 5.0 in 21 days"

For one with a moderate knowledge of VB, I might suggest
"Mastering Visual Basic".  After this you might try "Doing Objects With VB".

Books I would suggest staying away from are the "Dummy" books (as well as their rip-off counter part the "Idiot" books).  You can learn a lot more from just using VB than from these books.

Basically, what I would suggest most of all, go to a book store and look in the VB section.  Glance at the first couple of chapters of each book.  If the first couple of chapters is teaching stuff you are already well familiar with, the you probably won't get anything out of it.  If it's teaching stuff you have never hear before, it's probably too advanced.  The middle ground is where you want to be.  (sounds like The Three Bears, doesn't it?)

Finally, I would suggest a subscription to Visual Basic Programmers Journal (checkout www.devx.com).  They have all levels of instructions and hints.

Good luck and have fun.
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thanks a lot.....see you in the "ENGLISH" section
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