VB Book for experience programmer learning VB?

Hello.

I am an experienced programmer with apx. 5 years of C,
and 13 years of Pascal.   My company has asked me
to start learing VB.

Sad to say, I do not have any graphical, nor-event
driven programming experience.  Fortunately, though,
I studied C++ a while back so at least I have some
familiarity with OOP.

Can anyone out there recommend a good book for
someone in my position to use?

Thanks
stevefromc

PS-Apologizes for the low # of points for this question:
I have only 30 pts. to use at this moment.I
I am planning to purchase more points soon and will assign more points at that time.



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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAsked:
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Erick37Connect With a Mentor Commented:
My only suggestion would be to pick a book that is not too thick.  From my experience, after a few chapters, I put the book down and hit the keyboard learning by doing.  Having a companion CD is good too so you can load up the samples from disk.

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Erick37Commented:
Did your company ask you to learn VB6 or VB.NET?
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
VB6. Thanks.
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lpzCovilleConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I have gotten a lot of milage out of 'Programming Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0' by Francesco Balena (Microsoft Press).  It not only gets you started, but also serves as an excellent long-term reference.
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Arthur_WoodCommented:
actually, VB 6 is a poor choice, as the tool is soon to be phased out by Microsoft, and you would be much better off, as would your employer, to move to VB.NET.  YOu will also be able to find more and better (more recent) books on .NET than on VB 6.

Just a helpful (?) suggestion.

AW

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Naveen SwamyYash Infinite Solutions Private LimitedCommented:
hi,
Mastering vb6 would be fine for u

Regards,
M.Naveen Swamy
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks, all.  Right now this VB thing is sort of on hold but it does get re-started, I'll check
out the suggested titles, etc.

Erick37 gets the accepted answer points for answering first and for his sensible general suggestions,
but assisted answers due to VinnyD and IpzCoville as well

stevefromc
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Whoops.
I marked the accepted/assisted answers wrong (denying the points to IpzCoville). I will
post something in Community Support so I can fix this.
stevefromc
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Points re-allocated.
Thanks.
stevefromc
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lpzCovilleCommented:
Thanks Steve :)  good luck w/ your new project.
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