C# to VB.NET book?

Posted on 2004-11-14
Last Modified: 2010-04-15
I am looking to pick up VB.NET.  I come from C++/Java/C# book, and need to learn the syntax for VB.NET.  I had an absolutely miserably time on a short VB6 project, because I didn't know the syntax very well.  Can someone recommend a good book on learning VB.NET syntax coming from my background?
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    I haven't learnt VB -- I won't get into it (because I may offend some people), but a mate of mine can recommend this:
    "Vb .net Language In A Nutshell"

    More info here:

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    How about this?  I think so far the others are for a new learner and you are certainly not new to programming but rather need a conversion reference.

    "C# and VB .NET Conversion Pocket Reference" Published by O'Reilly
    ISBN: 0-596-00319-6

    Hope that helps!
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    Yeah, I think the conversion is what I need.

    I have seen language translators out there to switch code between C# and VB.NET.... aside from unmanaged code in C#, is there anything that can't be translated?
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    I would recommend the Microsoft certification books as they have the C# and VB .NET examples side by side:
    They can be purchased seperately or in a pack.  It is much cheaper to get the pack.

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