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Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2010 Developer’s Handbook by Klaus Löffelmann and Sarika Calla Purohit

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Chapter 6. The Essential .NET Data Types

In Chapter 1, you learned about variables, including what the different types of variables are, and you saw a few examples of declaring and using variables of various data types. However, there’s still a lot to learn about the base data types, which are part of the Microsoft .NET Framework. These are the data types that you’ll be using over and over as a developer.

The base data types are mainly primitive data types, such as Integer, Double, Date, String, and so on, with which you’re already familiar. They are an ...

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