Microsoft has introduced with the .NET Framework the most powerful development platform ever conceived. In this book you will be shown how the Visual Basic, language takes advantage of all the features of the .NET platform. Keith Franklin focuses on how the .NET Framework works and how Visual Basic fits within the .NET world. Discover why Keith believes that Visual Basic is the best language for NET development. The book covers the Visual Basic language in conjunction with XML based Web Services, ASP.NET applications, and COM+ Services. The book provides extensive sample applications and code that you can utilize to begin your journey into NET.