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Old September 13th, 2004, 07:23 PM
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Why is there no Programmer's Reference for VB.NET?

Is VB.NET so simplistic and inane that the folks at WROX decided that a Reference manual would be pointless?

The fact that there's no Wrox Programmer's Reference suggests that it's not worth bothering with. Is VB just for newbies who are starting out with Programming 101 at the local community college?

I'm a Java, Perl, and Javascript programmer. Should I just skip VB and try my hand at C++ or C# instead?

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Wrox isn't the only publisher out there. I have seen several VB.Net reference books. Look on Amazon.

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<looking at current list of WROX titles>

I don't see one for C++ or C# either... perhaps you should skip .NET all together?


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Well, there goes my interest. I was just getting ready to start C#...:D

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They have Programmer's reference for Java and for VBscript. Why not VB.NET or C#? Do VB and C# programmers not want reference manuals by Wrox? I just don't get it. Wrox went through all the trouble of making one for VBScript (an all-but-dead scripting language) but not for VB or C#? I guess I'll have to look for reference manuals from another company.

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Dimitri,

Wrox is not the same company as your probably familiar with... WROX used to be owned by a publishing company called PEER. That company flooded the market with books of dubious quality and, as a result, lost market share. The new owners of the WROX brand, Wiley, is being more careful to produce books of higher quality. This means they will produce fewer books. Personally, I don't think of WROX as a reference guide brand. I go to O'Riley for a reference guide. I see WROX as training materials- and I think WILEY is staying in that direction (Remember, I am not an employee- this is a GUESS).

Publishers need to find their specialty - especially a brand. I like that wrox is specializing in teaching, rather than reference. I have the help file to be a reference.

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How about this? Straight from the horse's mouth:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...kref_start.asp
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