Sams Teach Yourself C# in 24 Hours
The author uses the term C# where he should use the term “Visual Studio .NET” instead. C# is a programming language. For instance, the second chapter is titled “Navigating C#” but he really talks about navigating the IDE. I suspect a search-replace of C# to VB.NET you could convert it into a VB.NET book.
The Sams Teach Yourself C# in 24 Hours book is easy to read, is well organized with helpful exercises for each hour (chapter). It contains essential information about the language that is missing from the core reference works.
This Sams Teach Yourself C# in 24 Hours book got me up and running with C# in relatively a short time. Good rundown on the main points of the new language and VS IDE. There is some rundown on .NET framework which was helpful. It’s a beginners book, so don’t expect any hardcore programming.