I have finally made the decision to shift to VB.Net, and realise the mindset change required.
I started with VB3 - and have some fairly complex applications in VB6. My goal is not specifically to port across to vb.Net, but more to develop a solif understanding so I can code from cold in the new paradigm.
I have the Osborne / Shapiro "Complete Reference to VB.Net", and it is a very solid 'reference', however I'm also looking for a good book /CD with worked examples of modest applications - explaining why particular references or objects were chosen.
My specific question is - how can I become familiar with the 'standard' .Net classes and objects, and when is one more appropriate than another. All the new 'required' declarations that I see inthe samples seem to come from nowhere!
Where are they explained - and how do I know what's available /or/ expected to be declared/instantiated by me in a program?
(Does that make sense?)
Some form of Self-Paced Training or an interactive DVD tutorial would be ideal.
Thanks in advance