Special Form “Module” in Visual Basic
Among all the existing Microsoft .NET programming languages, only Visual Basic has modules. And even here a module is deceptive packaging, because what’s called a module is basically just a class with static methods, properties, and members that cannot be instantiated, like a class with a constructor marked with the access modifier Private, or an abstract class). For the record:
A module cannot be instantiated; neither can an abstract class or a class with a private constructor.
A module cannot provide overridable procedures; neither can static procedures of a class.
A module can provide only procedures, which can be accessed only directly, without an object instance. The same applies to the static procedures ...