Visual Basic .NET Power Coding
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. –Confucius Introduction By the time you are reading this I will be well into my third year working with .NET. After looking at some of the books already written about .NET, I tried to figure out what you, the reader, would be interested in by the time you had some .NET under your belt. We planned a bit in conceiving and producing this book. Now that .NET has been out for a while, I feel many readers are ready for some chewy stuff on Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET). Who Should Read This Book I wrote this book for professionals who have gotten past the basics and are ready for some torque. This book assumes you have read an introductory book on VB .NET, progressed through a more advanced book like Visual Basic .NET Unleashed Kimmel 2002b, and are now ready to turn on the hyperdrive. There is just a modicum of introductory material inside these pages. If you need to know how to write loops, conditional statements, functions, or subroutines, then set this book on your shelf and try something written at the introductory level until you're comfortable with that material. Then come back to this book. If you're the kind of code slinger who has trophy projects on your shelf, then this is the book for you. Read on.