Visual Basic .NET: A New Framework

One of the most common questions today is, “Why should I move to .NET?” .NET is new, and there are many questions about what it can do for you. From a Visual Basic standpoint, it's important to understand some of the dramatic benefits that can be achieved by moving to Visual Basic .NET.

Many people have looked at VB .NET and grumbled about the changes. In fact, one industry trade publication contained an article in which several long-time Visual Basic developers complained that the changes were too much and that they felt blindsided. After all, there are significant changes to the language: a new error handling structure (which is optional), namespaces, true inheritance, true multithreading, and many others. ...

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