C# & VB.NET Conversion Pocket Reference
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: April 2002
Pages: 146

Though most programmers use two or more languages, they usually have a mastery of one. Although Microsoft has advertised that the .NET runtime is language agnostic and that C# and Visual Basic .NET are so close that switching between the two is really quite easy, that?s only true up to a point. Some of the differences are obvious, but others are very subtle. C# & VB.NET Conversion Pocket Reference helps you easily make the switch from one language to another.The differences occur in three main areas: syntax, object-oriented principles, and the Visual Studio .NET IDE. Syntax concerns the statements and language elements. Object oriented differences are less obvious, and concern differences in implementation and feature sets between the two languages. IDE differences include things like compiler settings or attributes. There is also a fourth area of difference: language features that are present in one language but have no equivalent in the other. These unique language features are also covered in this book.C# & VB.NET Conversion Pocket Reference is a perfect companion for documents and books that don?t have examples using your mastered language. Author Jose Mojica expects that you know one of the two languages, but does not make anassumption about which one. He presents the information in alanguage-neutral point of view so that programmers from either background can read a section and feel that it is targeted to them.

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4.0

Must have for those changing languages

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Comments about oreilly C# & VB.NET Conversion Pocket Reference:

A great reference guide that helped me along when I first first learning C#. It lets a Visual Basic programmer reference what they do know and use it to find out the information they need. C# was my second .NET language, so being able to figure out how to reference the framework using C# helped me make huge leaps in my understanding. Eventually of course, I found myself needing it less and less as I fully learned C# but I still keep it around for reference.

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2.0

Great book greatly out of date

By Keith Newman

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Comments about oreilly C# & VB.NET Conversion Pocket Reference:

This is a great book. I use it all the time. But it needs to be brought up to date.

 
3.0

Fly in the Pocket !

By Eduardo Cesar Lunardelli

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This book is essential for who cannot lose time in learning the basic secrets of the programming for mobile devices. Thanks, for sharing this with all we.

 
5.0

Useful for syntax reference as well as conversion

By cscoder

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Comments about oreilly C# & VB.NET Conversion Pocket Reference:

Could use an index. It's probably also my most useful syntax quick reference book, outside the conversion aspects. I come from a C++ background, and I am now just as comfortable in VB.NET as in C##, largely thanks to this book.

 
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Comments about oreilly C# & VB.NET Conversion Pocket Reference:

Great book... exactly what I was looking for

I have a ton of C# books and now that I have to learn VB.Net I can use my same C# books and convert the syntax to VB.Net when needed

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C# & VB.NET Conversion Pocket Reference Review

By Doug Domeny

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Comments about oreilly C# & VB.NET Conversion Pocket Reference:

Good book. Nice layout. Decent TOC, but would benefit from an index. Covers the important differences between the languages. Points out helpful tips like adding [assembly: System.CLSCompliant(true)] to your C# projects to ensure they are VB.NET compatible (see page 4).

I'm using both C# and VB, so this book is very valuable.

I also bought C# language and VB.NET language pocket references. The C# one is great, but the VB.NET Language Pocket Reference IS USELESS.

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C# & VB.NET Conversion Pocket Reference Review

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Comments about oreilly C# & VB.NET Conversion Pocket Reference:

Perfect

This book is great, it is hard to put into words, but it is perfect in size and the way it is laid out. Not bogged down with meaningless filler in the least, just the facts. I actually use it not only as a reference, but I actually enjoyed simply reading it from page 1 onward.

 
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Comments about oreilly C# & VB.NET Conversion Pocket Reference:

this is a good book

 
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Comments about oreilly C# & VB.NET Conversion Pocket Reference:

Very useful for NET beginners, and as a quick-reference.

Handy format.

Well-written.

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