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Migrating to .NET: A Pragmatic Path to Visual Basic .NET, Visual C++ .NET, and ASP.NET by Meghana Deshpande, Manu Gupta, Narayana Rao Surapaneni, Prashant Halari, Dhananjay Katre

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Chapter 2. New Features in Visual Basic .NET

Visual Basic is one of the most popular programming languages available to developers. Easy drag and drop designing and event-driven programming are a few of the popular features provided by Visual Basic. In spite of this, it has some limitations. It has been difficult for Visual Basic developers to gain features like true inheritance and, hence, true object orientation, structured error and exception handling, multithreading, and so on.

Visual Basic .NET is the latest version of Visual Basic. Microsoft has completely revamped the Visual Basic language to make it compliant in the new Microsoft .NET Framework. One of the major design goals of the Visual Basic .NET language is to interoperate with the ...

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