VB.NET


VB.NET is a general purpose programming language, with a syntax derived from BASIC, that is used as one of the primary programming languages with the .NET Framework. The language combines the syntax of the older VisualBasic language, with the new features available in .NET.

Advantages

  • Strong type checking
  • Good support for Object Oriented programming
  • Automatic garbage collection
  • Support for internationalization

Disadvantages

  • Not entirely compatible with VisualBasic
  • Not as many language features as C#

Features

  • Exception handling support
  • XML literals
  • Type reflection
  • Properties
  • Generic typing

Development tools

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2003
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013

Versions

  • Microsoft VB.NET 7.0
  • Microsoft VB.NET 7.1
  • Microsoft VB.NET 8.0
  • Microsoft VB.NET 9.0
  • Microsoft VB.NET 10.0
  • Microsoft VB.NET 11.0
  • Microsoft VB.NET 14