Visual Basic .NET is more than simply Visual Basic 7. Microsoft has almost completely revamped a language that millions of developers know and love, Visual Basic 6. Perhaps the reasons for changing VB so dramatically require a book of their own, but that is a story best left for Microsoft to tell. Some things were clearly missing in past versions of VB. These missing things may not seem apparent to those completely content with Visual Basic as it used to be, but deficits existed.
When you and I are finished, you will see the new power and beauty of Visual Basic .NET and I hope you will agree that it was time for a VB overhaul .
Visual Basic .NET Unleashed is a complete book on the fundamentals of programming in a fully object-oriented language filled with new idioms and capabilities like true inheritance and polymorphism, event handlers, structured exception handling, and Web services. In addition to presenting you with fundamentals, it is the charter of this book to give you extra insight and advice based on real-world experience to help you become more productive with Visual Basic .NET than you ever were able to be with Visual Basic 6.
Visual Basic .NET has everything, including the kitchen sink. Visual Basic .NET presents the reader with more power and potential than any other implementation of Basic ever has.