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BOOK: Beginning Visual Basic 2005 ISBN: 978-0-7645-7401-6
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the wiley tech support guy sent me here... My question is i want to make a football or a Hockey simulation game and i bought Visual Basics 2005 book today and have nothing or know anything about programming ad was wondering if VB 2005 is hards to learn and was wondering if i need any specific programs

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Visual Basic 2005 is easy to learn. The hard part for you is going to be learning how to program the graphics needed to write a game. Fortunately for you, the book has a chapter on graphics (Chapter 14) that will give you a primer and the Microsoft Web site provides a starter kit that contains a card game so you can get a feel for what you are up against. You can download the starter kit at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/Aa718342.aspx. Once you determine this is what you want to do, you might want to search for a book that is specific to graphics programming in .NET. Search the Wiley site at http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-300351.html to find a book that meets your needs.

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