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Move form VBA to VB.net

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12-23-2005 12:29 PM
I need a tutorial on what is required to move from VBA to VB.net . I am confused because a previous post sent to download the Object.arx development files I thought Object.arx is based on the "C+" language and VB.net would be based on The "VisualBasic" language

Where do I find a good tutorial on what it takes to make this transition.

I know that using Arx ("C" language based) gives you control at a lower level of the AutoCAD database and therfore I can create custom drawing entitites which may be required in a custom application. And that other Autocad based applications such as Arch,Elect, are based on Arx.

Thanks,

Maximo
*clintonG
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Re: Move form VBA to VB.net

12-27-2005 09:45 AM in reply to: maxima10
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 need a tutorial on what is required to move from VBA to VB.net . I am
confused because a previous post sent to download the Object.arx development
files I thought Object.arx is based on the "C+" language and VB.net would be
based on The "VisualBasic" language

Where do I find a good tutorial on what it takes to make this transition.

I know that using Arx ("C" language based) gives you control at a lower
level of the AutoCAD database and therfore I can create custom drawing
entitites which may be required in a custom application. And that other
Autocad based applications such as Arch,Elect, are based on Arx.

Thanks,

Maximo

Re: Move form VBA to VB.net

12-29-2005 08:41 AM in reply to: maxima10
Thanks for the great response.............much to chew on, even for those of
us still muddling along with VBA at the moment.

"clintonG" wrote in message
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Furthermore, I actually recommend you consider learning C# instead of
VB.NET. ...
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