I am very grateful to my editor, John Osborn, for giving me this opportunity to write a book on VB 2005. His patience and attention to detail have definitely made this book a better read. John has painstakingly read and reread every single word I have written and has always challenged me to rethink what I have written, and for this I am much honored to work with John. A big thank you, John!
Special thanks are also due to Jay Roxe, Product Manager of Visual Basic at Microsoft, for his support and review of this book. Jay has played an instrumental role in shaping the outline of this book and provided many useful suggestions for improving its content. Thanks for the hard work, Jay!
I also wish to express my gratitude to the reviewers for their comments and numerous suggestions. They include Robert Green, Jeff Barr, Paul Yuknewicz, and Joseph Binder.
As always, it has been a pleasure working with the O'Reilly team. A big thank you to the unsung heroes behind the scenes that made this book possible. Thanks!