Visual Basic 9.0, hitting the scene in late 2007, is a sophisticated and mature programming language. Combined with the latest release of the .NET Framework and Visual Studio, the result is an incredibly powerful programming environment. This mini-course will start the VB6 developer down the path to VB.NET, presenting a variety of topics including tool support, porting options, thinking the "VB.NET-way" vs. the "VB6-way", and some of the major differences of VB.NET and .NET over VB6 and COM. Along the way, we'll see many VB6 and VB.NET coding examples involving GUIs, data access, classes, and OOP.
Joe focuses on High Performance Computing and .NET languages. Joe has been specializing in Microsoft technologies since 1992, and is well-versed in Microsoft's High-Performance Computing initiative (HPC Server, Compute Cluster Server, MPI, MPI.NET, OpenMP, PFx), web technologies (ASP.NET and Ajax Extensions for ASP.NET), the desktop (WinForms), LINQ, .NET Framework, and its most popular languages (VC++, C#, F# and VB).