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Sams Teach Yourself ASP.NET 3.5 in 24 Hours, Complete Starter Kit by Scott Mitchell

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Chapter 5. Understanding Visual Basic’s Variables and Operators

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In this hour, we will cover

  • What a programming language is

  • What variables are and how to declare them

  • How to assign values to variables

  • What data types are and why they are important

  • Visual Basic’s operators and how to use them

  • Typing rules

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As discussed earlier, ASP.NET web pages are composed of two portions: an HTML portion, which contains HTML and Web controls; and a source code portion, which contains the ASP.NET web page’s server-side code. You can write the source code for an ASP.NET page in one of two programming languages: Visual Basic or Visual C# (often referred to as just C#).

Most beginning developers find Visual Basic a much easier language ...

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