A couple of questions bout VB, VBScript VB.NET, etc

rai_gandalf's Avatar, Join Date: Nov 2005
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Hi. I am a Second Year Computer Engg student, who has a pretty good background in C/C++ programming, but otherwise, programming illiterate.

Anyways, I wanted to update myself by learning VB. So, here are a couple of questions to which I need some answers :

1. I hav got VB.NET, infact I hav got the entire .NET Framework software (whereas I don't have a VB 6.0 IDE). I also know that conventional VB & VB.NET are revolutionary different. If so, is it necessary to learn conventional VB before VB.NET?? Suppose I learn VB, then would it be easier/difficult to adapt to VB.NET?? Also, what does today's programmer rely upon - Good old VB or VB.NET?? And for a beginner, which is easier??


2. Also, could u recommend some books for learning/beginning/mastering VB & VB.NET
Also, Please recommend some E-book-sites from which I can get a soft-copy of the
books.


3. Also, what's the difference between VB & VBScript?? (I know that VBScript is nothing but VB embedded in an HTML page along with a Web document, but some more details on this would be welcome)


Any information on the above will be very much appreciated.

Ciao,
Rajiv
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Here I go

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If so, is it necessary to learn conventional VB before VB.NET??
No
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Suppose I learn VB, then would it be easier/difficult to adapt to VB.NET?? Also, what does today's programmer rely upon - Good old VB or VB.NET?? And for a beginner, which is easier??
If you know C++ VB will be just like a piece of cake.
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Also, could u recommend some books for learning/beginning/mastering VB & VB.NET
Also, Please recommend some E-book-sites from which I can get a soft-copy of the
books.
VB Resources
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Also, what's the difference between VB & VBScript?? (I know that VBScript is nothing but VB embedded in an HTML page along with a Web document, but some more details on this would be welcome)
VBScript is MS stretch towards competing with JavaScript but even the MS sites have JavaScript and Not VBScript.

I would suggest instead of going through VB 6 - VB.NET path go for C# path in .NET as you have some basics about C domain under your grasp and learning VB is just matter of hours.
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rai_gandalf's Avatar, Join Date: Nov 2005
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Originally Posted by shabbir
Here I go
As always, Shabbir to the rescue!! Only, the rescued, here is not a damsel in distress!!


Anyways, THX A LOT 4 the suggestions. Will take into account all of what u said.
Also, THX 4 the info. This forum really is good.

Ciao,
Rajiv
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cng0010's Avatar, Join Date: Oct 2007
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love vb
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dilipv's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2008
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hi there,

Does anyone knows how to send and retrieve the values of asp controls without loading the whole page, one values must be modified.is there any method to do so, or anything else.

Any reply to this topic is most appreciable.

Thank you
Jitesh

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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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dilipv, Just an off topic comment that please use signature to put link to your sites and not in posts
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Xintruder's Avatar, Join Date: Dec 2008
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I learned vb.net before pascal. Hell its easy. Pascal is hell.
Can I say vb.net is new, VB is older and outdated?