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Additional Resources for Visual Basic Programmers

Visual Studio .NET 2003

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

Microsoft Resources

On the Web
Provides access to Knowledge Base (KB) articles, downloads and updates, support Webcasts, and other services.
Contains articles, samples, and other information of interest to Visual Basic .NET developers.
Provides code samples, upgrade information, and technical content.
Provides a way to connect as a community with experts from around the world.
Provides articles, demonstrations, tool previews, and other information for Web development in Visual Basic.

In Newsgroups

Provides a forum for questions and general discussion of Visual Basic .NET.
Provides a forum for questions and issues on upgrading to Visual Basic .NET.
Provides a forum for questions and issues on Visual Studio .NET.
Provides a forum for questions about working in the Visual Studio environment.
Provides a forum for questions and issues on the Visual Basic .NET documentation.

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 Community Web site (

On the Web

Universal Thread (
Provides the latest news, interviews, and hints on Visual Basic .NET.
DevX Visual Basic Zone (
Provides in-depth technical articles for today's Visual Basic developer moving to Visual Basic .NET.
VbCity (
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


vb.dotnet.technical (
Provides a forum for discussion of new features in Visual Basic .NET in the DevX forums.