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.