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stefano.mostarda (47) [Avatar] Offline
#1
Hi Guys,

The manuscript is over and now we are in the reviewing phase. Now I need your opinion.
Do you think that VB code is necessary?

we have three options:

1) include both VB and C# in the book
2) Include only C# in the book and leave VB as a separate download
3) Completely ignore VB

I don't want to influence you so I won't tell you what I think smilie. what is your favorite way?

Byez
Stefano
johnicello (8) [Avatar] Offline
#2
Re: C# and VB or only C#?
I personally don't like Vb.net. However, from time to time, I've had to code in it over the years, for different reasons. Therefore, it would be nice to have as a reference, but I would be happy with it as a separate download, assuming it's easy to match up the examples in the book.
Maziar (1) [Avatar] Offline
#3
Re: C# and VB or only C#?
C# as the main language and include VB as a separate download, Then an space would be opened to include some extra chapters.
I personally have no confidence about a book less than 600 pages.
sbscomp (1) [Avatar] Offline
#4
Re: C# and VB or only C#?
I personally find that it's much easier to translate from C# to VB as needed, given that C# is a more strongly-typed language, so I'd prefer to see the extra space devoted to more important things.
XTab (10) [Avatar] Offline
#5
Re: C# and VB or only C#?
There are still countless VB developers out there who, despite the views of many C# developers, aren't really still stuck in the Stome Age :-}
You should definitely include VB code samples, but they are fine as a separate download. .
mrjimmy (5) [Avatar] Offline
#6
Re: C# and VB or only C#?
If you absolutely must include VB, put it AFTER the C#. C# is the preferred language among serious developers so putting it first makes it easier to ignore the VB.
A huge problem with books that show both languages has always been that they write the VB code first,, then copy, paste and modify it to C# and then don't test it. There are always a lot of errors in the book because of this.