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on 3 February 2004
This isn't a bad book.
As a "natural VB6" programmer, moving to VB .NET isn't much of a problem. It's more of a pleasure and a new learning experience, knowing that us VB programmers are getting some credibility and recognising as being equal on the .NET Framework to the C++ and the other "to-the-core" languages.
Naturally, most of us programmers want to see if the grass IS any greener on the other side. And with C#, I'd say it's the same tone of green, but it's an exciting side!
This book isn't one for beginners, and I mean that as in beginners at either language. Learn your "natural" language out of the two, and learn it well, then explore the other. This book acts as a handbook, which is its purpose, but (as expected) the book expects you to know exactly what you want the equivalent of (in the other language).
There are bits missing (as the other reviews state), but overall not a bad buy. It’s small, light, pocket size and if you even get stuck while not using your native language – this is a good way to get unsuck!