Enumerations

C# uses the enum statement along with opening and closing braces to indicate the beginning and end of an enumeration definition. For example:

public enum CommandType {

   // enumeration members 

}

In VB, an enumeration is defined by the Enum ... End Enum construct. For example, the VB version of the CommandType enum declaration is:

Public Enum CommandType

   ' enumeration members

End Enum

In both C# and VB, the member listing consists of the name of the enumerated member and its value. These are identical in C# and VB, except that C# adds a comma to separate one member of the enumeration from another, whereas VB requires that they be on separate lines. For example, the full declaration of the CommandType enumeration in C# is:

public enum CommandType {

   Text = 1, 

   StoredProcedure = 4, 

   TableDirect = 512

}

The VB equivalent is:

Public Enum CommandType

   Text = 1 

   StoredProcedure = 4

   TableDirect = 512

End Enum

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