Starting Out with Visual Basic .NET is intended for use in an introductory programming course. Gaddis, Denton and Irvine write in clear, easy-to-understand language. At the same time, they cover all the necessary topics of an introductory programming course. Their text is rich in example programs that are concise, practical, and real world oriented. This approach insures that students t only learn how to use the various controls, constructs, and features of Visual Basic, but why and when.