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Which book is the best for VB (for me)?

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Hi,
I'm an engineering student and have Visual Basic in my curriculum.
I have sound knowledge of C/C++(and HTML too).. so learning VB would get easier for me..
Which book is the most appropriate for me?
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ok but in general some books are really great .. can anyone tell me the names of some the really good ones
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Like I said the book I recomend is good

I also agree with leew and shilpi84 go to your local barns and noble grab a few VB.Net books and start reading, buy the ones you like... This is how I tought myself VB.Net (haven't used it in a few years, but I think I still remember a few tricks)
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Maybe one of the best book for VB beginners is by Francesco Balena:
Programming Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Version 2003 (ISBN: 0735620598 )
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0735620598/sr=8-1/qid=1139668656/ref=sr_1_1/104-4967994-6032727?%5Fencoding=UTF8

You can also get a Free Book - Introducing Visual Basic 2005 for Developers from http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbrun/staythepath/additionalresources/introto2005/
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shilpi84....it's all gonna come down to your aptitude of comprehending the written work.
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Sorry....that 2nd book should be 'Visual Basic 6 From the Ground Up'
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VB.Net for students by Addison Wesley is good isbn0-201-74205-5 and it includes visual studio.net professional
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>>and it includes visual studio.net professional

Impossible! They can't include a software that cost a couple of hundred in a book that cost less then $100.

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I beleive shilpi84 was only interested in VB 6.0 anyway.
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cool.. thanks!

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