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Looking to get into VB.NET bot programming..where would a good place be to start learning?

Discussion in 'Visual Basic .NET' started by simpleonlinetest, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. simpleonlinetest

    simpleonlinetest Regular Member

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    I know some basics but I'm looking to really get into bot programming with VB.NET.

    Where are some great places to learn the ropes on bot development using VB.NET?

    Also I've heard that Webbrowser is laggy and that httpWebRequest is a much better method to using Webbrowser is this true?

    Thanks for any help.
     
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    captchaman Junior Member

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    Well, what kind of bot would you like to start with?
     
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    the web browser control is a bloated, buggy, piss poor thing.

    httpwebrequest is much better, though not without it's own hells.

    System.Net.Sockets is where it's at, but probably beyond your level at the current time.
     
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    simpleonlinetest Regular Member

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    it will come with time. :)

    do you have a background in programming, specifically with OOP or .NET? building a solid foundation with the basics is essential before going in to bot design.

    here are a couple of my posts on some of the building blocks of .NET

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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/visual-basic-6/15877-visual-basic-tutorials.html#post1981680
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/general-programming-chat/232517-more-powerful-programming-language.html#post2072233
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/general-programming-chat/232517-more-powerful-programming-language.html#post2073147
     
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    simpleonlinetest Regular Member

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    Cool thanks smack...Currently I am a newbie in Visual Basic 2010 but I am learning the ropes right now.
     
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    Just for the love of God, please don't make another shitty WebBrowser based "bot". If the coder doesn't know how to use HTTP WebRequest/Response then it was written by an amateur coder.

    Since you are still new to programming, you may want to read up on the differences between C# and Visual Basic.NET. They are fairly similar (C# guys don't flame;) ). I program in both, but have been programming in Visual Basic since VB6 years ago. So I still tend to use VB, it's how my brain works now. But really, check into both and pick one.
     
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    So similar in fact as you are starting out you may find code snippets here and there, but find that some or most are only available in C# and if you plan to stick with VB.Net then definitely remember this resource.

    www[DOT]developerfusion[DOT]com/tools/convert/csharp-to-vb/