Difference between VB.NET & Visual Basic

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Difference between VB.NET & Visual Basic

Posted 28 July 2008 - 11:45 AM

What is the difference between VB.NET and Visual Basic?
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Re: Difference between VB.NET & Visual Basic

Posted 28 July 2008 - 12:30 PM

What is the difference between VB.NET & Visual Basic?
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Re: Difference between VB.NET & Visual Basic

Posted 28 July 2008 - 12:54 PM

The .NET of course.

Well, I'm not really sure of this. I know that they are very similar languages, although not entirely the same, I suggest someone like Martyr2 or PsychoCoder to fly in here with the explanation...:)

Here are some examples of the differences in the code...
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Re: Difference between VB.NET & Visual Basic

Posted 28 July 2008 - 12:59 PM

Please don't make duplicate threads in multiple forums.

@Mods: There is an EXACT duplicate thread of this one in the Visual Basic Forum.
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Re: Difference between VB.NET & Visual Basic

Posted 28 July 2008 - 12:59 PM

View PostLocke37, on 28 Jul, 2008 - 12:54 PM, said:

The .NET of course.

Well, I'm not really sure of this. I know that they are very similar languages, although not entirely the same, I suggest someone like Martyr2 or PsychoCoder to fly in here with the explanation...:)

Here are some examples of the differences in the code...


Ok Thanks I see now
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Re: Difference between VB.NET & Visual Basic

Posted 28 July 2008 - 01:01 PM

View PostLocke37, on 28 Jul, 2008 - 12:59 PM, said:

Please don't make duplicate threads in multiple forums.

@Mods: There is an EXACT duplicate thread of this one in the Visual Basic Forum.


I wasn't sure which one i should post it in so i did both

Note to self: Do not duplicate posts, no matter what!
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Re: Difference between VB.NET & Visual Basic

Posted 28 July 2008 - 01:07 PM

Below article explains some more differences. Check it out... :rolleyes:

http://www.4guysfrom.../053001-1.shtml
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Re: Difference between VB.NET & Visual Basic

Posted 28 July 2008 - 01:13 PM

Topics merged.
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Re: Difference between VB.NET & Visual Basic

Posted 28 July 2008 - 01:38 PM

The differences:

1. VB.NET is a truly object-oriented programming language. It supports inheritance, encapsulation and polymorphism.
2. The developer can create web-forms using VB.NET.
3. VB.NET supports web-services.
4. VB.NET supports multi-threading.
5. VB.NET supports structured exception handling.
6. VB.NET has great XML support.
7. Changed syntax.

These are just some of the hundreds of new things, introduced in VB.NET.

This post has been edited by PixelCard: 28 July 2008 - 01:38 PM

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Re: Difference between VB.NET & Visual Basic

Posted 28 July 2008 - 01:57 PM

VB.Net is also built on the .NET Framework which has several advantages (and curses sometimes). It is also managed by the CLR (Common Language Runtime). Compiled VB.Net code is actually MSIL code that is later converted to machine code as is C# which means that you can have a VB.NET executable call/reference a C# dll in code and have full access to it.
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Re: Difference between VB.NET & Visual Basic

Posted 28 July 2008 - 01:59 PM

well but visual basic6 is better than visual basic.net
the one thing i know is that visual basic 6 doesn't need a complier
so u can make a project with it and send it to someone and it will work without any problem
but the visual basic.net needs the .netframework to be installed on the computer that contains the exe file to make it work
that is in all visual studio2005+
visual basic 6 doesn't need the complier
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Re: Difference between VB.NET & Visual Basic

Posted 28 July 2008 - 02:15 PM

View Postnarmer93, on 28 Jul, 2008 - 01:59 PM, said:

well but visual basic6 is better than visual basic.net


Please, prove it. Show some arguments.

View Postnarmer93, on 28 Jul, 2008 - 01:59 PM, said:

the one thing i know is that visual basic 6 doesn't need a complier


Interesting... How the application gets compiled then?

View Postnarmer93, on 28 Jul, 2008 - 01:59 PM, said:

so u can make a project with it and send it to someone and it will work without any problem
but the visual basic.net needs the .netframework to be installed on the computer that contains the exe file to make it work


VB6 also needs some specific libraries to be installed. In this case, the .NET Framework isn't a problem.
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Re: Difference between VB.NET & Visual Basic

Posted 28 July 2008 - 02:24 PM

View PostPixelCard, on 28 Jul, 2008 - 01:38 PM, said:

The differences:

1. VB.NET is a truly object-oriented programming language. It supports inheritance, encapsulation and polymorphism.
2. The developer can create web-forms using VB.NET.
3. VB.NET supports web-services.
4. VB.NET supports multi-threading.
5. VB.NET supports structured exception handling.
6. VB.NET has great XML support.
7. Changed syntax.

These are just some of the hundreds of new things, introduced in VB.NET.



Thanks again PixelCard, thats twice in one day!
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Re: Difference between VB.NET & Visual Basic

Posted 28 July 2008 - 04:47 PM

i heared that vs6 doesn't need the .netframework to be installed on the computer
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Re: Difference between VB.NET & Visual Basic

Posted 29 July 2008 - 01:01 AM

View Postnarmer93, on 28 Jul, 2008 - 04:47 PM, said:

i heared that vs6 doesn't need the .netframework to be installed on the computer


VB6 applications require other libraries, so installing once .NET Framework for all future applications is a big plus for the .NET platform.
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