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Does anyone know what the best book for using VB.Net for development for AutoCAD

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12-23-2005 10:17 AM
I want to learn to program Autocad with VB.net but I dont know where to start. I dont even know if I use the LOAD APPLICATION tool in auto to load a .net program or do I use .net to operate from within AutoCAD.

I just want to do all of my programing from .net. Currently I am programing in VBA for ACAD, VBAand cell Function for EXCEL, and VB.Net.
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Re: Does anyone know what the best book for using VB.Net for development for AutoCAD

12-27-2005 09:45 AM in reply to: davidbell
Learn a language first using a textbook from Deitel & Deitel [1] using one
of the Express products [2] and then used the QuickStarts [3] to begin
learning the .NET Framework. After that there are dozens of books with a
specific focus from which to choose but first you need the fundamentals.

Furthermore, I actually recommend you consider learning C# instead of
VB.NET. The reason being, all web development requires a mastery of
client-side script (code that runs in the browsers) using JavaScript (C
syntax and grammar). Learn three languages for the price of one; JavaScript,
C# and Java. It's also fairly clear to many developers -- if not most --
that all software development objectives now includes web development in
part or in whole. There is also a significant trend in web development;
Asynchronous JavaScript XML (AJAX), that allows pages that run in the
browser to function more like Windows applications. This all requires a
mastery of client-side code that requires a mastery of the legacy C syntac
and grammar.

This "three for one" argument is pragmatic and once made sense for those
adopting the VB syntax and grammar; ASP/VBScript > VBA > Visual Basic all of
which continue to have value but times have changed and the focus is now
rapidly shifting to the legacy of C.

<%= Clinton Gallagher
NET csgallagher AT metromilwaukee.com
URL http://clintongallagher.metromilwaukee.com/

[1] http://www.deitel.com/
[2]
http://searchvb.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid8_gci1144029,00.html?track=NL-283&ad=538671
[3] http://beta.asp.net/QuickStartv20/aspnet/default.aspx





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I want to learn to program Autocad with VB.net but I dont know where to
start. I dont even know if I use the LOAD APPLICATION tool in auto to load a
.net program or do I use .net to operate from within AutoCAD.

I just want to do all of my programing from .net. Currently I am programing
in VBA for ACAD, VBAand cell Function for EXCEL, and VB.Net.
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