What is this book about?Visual Basic .NET is the latest version of the most widely used programming language in the world, popular with professional developers and complete beginners alike. This book will teach you Visual Basic .NET from first principles. You'll quickly and easily learn how to write Visual Basic .NET code and create attractive windows and forms for the users of your applications. To get you started on the road to professional development, you'll also learn about object-oriented programming, creating your own controls, working with databases, creating menus, and working with graphics.This second edition has been thoroughly tested on the full release version of .NET. The book is written in the proven Wrox beginning style with clear explanations and plenty of code samples. Every new concept is explained thoroughly with Try It Out examples and there are end-of-chapter questions to test yourself.What does this book cover?In this book, you will learn how toInstall Visual Basic .NETWrite Visual Basic .NET codeUnderstand what the .NET Framework is and why it's importantControl the flow through your application with loops and branching structuresCreate useful windows and screensCreate your own menusGain a complete understanding of object-oriented programmingWork with graphicsCreate your own controlsAccess databases with ADO.NETCreate applications for the WebWho is this book for?This book is aimed at readers who wish to learn to program using Visual Basic .NET. It assumes you have no prior experience of programming, but moves at a fast enough pace to be interesting if you have programmed in another language.