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Additional Resources for Visual Basic Programmers 

The following Web sites and newsgroups can help you find answers to common problems.

Microsoft Resources

On the Web

Microsoft Help and Support

Provides access to Knowledge Base (KB) articles, downloads and updates, support Webcasts, and other services.

Microsoft Visual Basic Developer Center

Provides code samples, upgrade information, free downloads, and technical content.

Microsoft Visual Basic Team Blog

Provides access to the Visual Basic team blog.

Microsoft ASP.NET

Provides articles, demonstrations, tool previews, and other information for Web development in Visual Basic.

GotDotNet for Visual Basic

Contains articles, samples, and other information of interest to Visual Basic developers.

Chats, Forums and Discussion Groups

MSDN Forums

Provides Web-based discussion forums for many Microsoft technologies, including Visual Basic and the .NET Framework.

MSDN Discussion Groups

Provides a newsgroup experience, allowing you to connect as a community with experts from around the world.

MSDN Chats

Provides discussions about Microsoft products or technologies. Each chat is hosted by one or more Microsoft experts. Transcripts are available for completed chats.

Videos and Webcasts

Visual Basic at the Movies

Showcases 101 short films aimed at delivering new Visual Basic skills to everybody from the beginner to the advanced developer.


Provides continuous community through videos, Wikis, and forums.

Third-Party Resources

MSDN's Web site provides information on current third-party sites and newsgroups of interest. For the most current list of resources available, see the MSDN Visual Basic Community Web site.

On the Web

DevX Visual Basic Zone

Provides in-depth technical articles for today's Visual Basic developer moving to Visual Basic 2005.


Provides access to more than 5,000 Microsoft Visual Basic and Active Server Pages (ASP) articles, source code, tutorials, and user-submitted content when you join devCity.NET.

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