Together with strings, you often need to handle dates and moments in time. To accomplish this, the .NET Framework 4.0 provides the
System.DateTime type, which is a value type.
The Visual Basic grammar offers also the
Date keyword that is basically a lexical representation of the
System.DateTime object, so you can use both definitions. For consistency, we use the
Date reserved keyword but keep in mind that this keyword creates (or gets a reference ...