Visual Basic .NET is the latest version of the most widely used programming language in the world, popular with professional developers and complete beginners alike. This book will teach you Visual Basic .NET from first principles. You'll quickly and easily learn how to write Visual Basic .NET code and create attractive windows and forms for the users of your applications. To get you started on the road to professional development you'll also learn about object-oriented programming, creating your own controls, working with databases, creating menus, and working with graphics. This book is written in the proven Wrox beginning style with clear explanations and plenty of code samples. Every new concept is explained thoroughly with Try It Out! examples and there are end-of-chapter questions to test yourself. Who is this book for? This book is aimed at readers who wish to learn to program using Visual Basic .NET It assumes you have no prior experience of programming, but moves at a fast enough pace to be interesting if you have programmed in another language. What does this book cover? Installing Visual Basic .NET; How to write Visual Basic .NET code; What the .NET Framework is and why it's important; Controlling the flow through your application with loops and branching structures; Creating useful windows and screens; Creating your own menus; A complete introduction to object-oriented programming; Working with graphics; Creating your own controls; Accessing databases with ADO.NET; Creating applications for the web.