You'vE PROBABLY BEEN HEARING ABOUT Microsoft's .NET Framework and the new features ofVisual Basic.NET. Perhaps you've read articles about it in magazines. Perhaps you've read promotional material from Microsoft. Perhaps you've even played with one ofthe beta versions. Regardless of howyou've learned about it, you're probably feeling a bit over whelmed. It's such a massive change both in language and approach that it's difficult to sort out the reality from the marketing and difficult to decide where o ne should actually start when approaching this new technology. That's what this book is about. • It's about the priorities you should use in learning .NET and the strategies you should use in deciding how and when to deploy .NET. • It's about the concepts you need to know in order to understand the new features ofVisual Basic.NET and how they will influence the way you write code under this new framework. • And it's about the changes in the Visual Basic language itself.