VB Explorer isn't bad
With the death of VB some 5 years ago these resources are starting to
dry up. There are virtually no books left in print on VB any longer.
I wouldn't suggest learning VB6 at this point. Learn VB.Net while you
aren't set in the VB6 Mentality. No use learning VB6 and having to
convert the mentality to .NET later. I only had a few years of
tinkering in VBA before I started using VB.NET but my boss has been
using VB6 for years and can't cross over without getting mad because he
used to know how to do something that he now has to approach
differently. Besides you can download VS 2005 for VB.NET Express
Edition for free untill november after which it is yours to use forever
Chris Dubea wrote:
While I agree with your sentiment about learning VB6, I disagree about
VB.NET. If you are going to learn a programming paradigm from scratch
I would do C#. There are several free variants out there and I think
this will be a significantly more marketable skill then VB.NET.
My casual observations indicate the adoption rate of VB.NET has been
something short of desired.
As far as the market is concerned. I don't think the OP is getting
into this to become a full time programmer. From his past comments on
the NG he wants to beable to make SolidWorks do more work for him.
This being said VB is known for it's ease and read-ability and has many
many more examples in the SolidWorks realm.
(PS Visual Studio C#.NET 2005 is also free until november.)
Chris Dubea wrote:
Thanks Corey. Thats exactly what we will be using VB for, SolidWorks.
I have some programming knowledge, took a couple of courses in college,
plus Ive written several macros in SolidWorks. VB is pretty easy to
understand, but I created this thread to get some recommendations for
someone just starting out. We have a couple of people here that would
like to start learning how to write macros, plus I would like to take a
Ill take a look at the e-learning link.
DT, is the course flash videos, or text based?
Thanks for the input.
has you clicking on stuff. There is a skills test at the end of each course. You
do get to do VB programming, not just point and click in the video. There on
some free courses (no VB) online to see what I'm talking about. Check out the
Excel course. I had no VB experience when I took the course and got quite a bit
out of it. You can't beat the price, $69.
SW Monkey wrote:
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