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    Hi,
    What would be the best book to buy to teach myself at home about visual basic for windows 7 home premium?

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    VB is not related to which version of Windows you have. Which version of VB are you interested in - VB6, .Net or VBA (as used in MSOffice programs)?
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    There also is a related technology named Visual Basic Script (.vbs) which you can use to solve little automation problems, similar to the batch (.bat) files used in Windows (and before Windows, in DOS). There are just enough differences that it's useful to have a specific reference if you want to write VBS.

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    Im trying to teach myself at home so wanted to start with the basic and work up from books, I was told that certain things can change with windows 7, but if makes no difference all the better. trying to work out what book to start out on? thanks

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    For the past several years, Microsoft has de-emphasized Visual Basic in favor of Visual Basic.Net. The names sound almost the same, but there were quite a few changes in the .Net version. One of the most significant was that rather than using a VB-specific library of code (the VB Runtime), VB.Net runs on top of the .Net framework which is used by many programs.

    If you are planning to use Microsoft's free Express edition of Visual Studio -- http://www.microsoft.com/express/Windows/ -- then you might want to start with Microsoft's online training materials. A good book could be a valuable supplement, but you might not need it right away.

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