Chapter 7. Introduction to VB.NET

VB.NET or VB7 has much the same basic syntax as earlier versions of Visual Basic, but it is in many ways a completely new language. Unlike previous versions of VB, VB7 is completely object oriented, and many common operations are implemented a little differently because of this difference. For these reasons, it is best to consider VB.NET a language for developing new .NET applications, rather than as a new compiler for programs you have already written. Because of the awkward typography of VB.NET, we'll use the name VB7 to mean the same thing as VB.NET when we refer to it within the text. We'll maintain the VB.NET name in subheads. We'll see some of the advantages of VB7 in this chapter, and in later chapters ...

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