This book is written for those just beginning with Visual Basic.NET, the powerful next release of Visual Basic. It is written for students who plan to use a computer for information acquisition and processing in the Information Systems, Information Technology, and Business worlds. All examples are drawn from the world of business or sports, providing a non-technical introduction to the material.The Visual Basic.NET Coach subscribes to the classic idiom "practice makes perfect" by providing extensive coverage of all the basic skills needed to master the VB.NET language. New topics are immediately reinforced via a series of detailed examples and drills.Source code files can be found here: http://www.aw-bc.com/cssupport/Salvage.html.An exceptional step-by-step, object-oriented, approach that is easy for everyone to follow. A precise yet non-intimidating writing style that appeals to beginners. A full-color presentation that shows actual screens in the VB environment. Over 150 drills, complete with solutions and detailed explanations, to provide immediate practice of and feedback on what was just learned. Extensive real-world examples of the programming concepts covered. Case studies that run throughout the book to tie everything together (The Payroll System and The Voting Booth). A gradual introduction to object-oriented syntax and terminology. An introduction to new controls and to the new development environment. "Coach's Corner" feature in every chapter which provides advanced coverage of many VB.NET concepts. A DVD including Visual Studio.NET, Professional Edition - 60 day trial. Additional laboratory exercises are available with problem descriptions, discussions, and complete step-by-step solutions.