Visual Basic vs VB.NET

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Samori asked 7 months ago

Hassan, 
It’s been a while since I worked with Visual Basic. I think the last version I worked with was VB6. What are the biggest differences between that and VB.NET?
Thanks,
Samori

1 Answers
Hassan Aboul Hassan answered 4 months ago

Hi Samori.
Thanks for your question.

  • The basic difference is on the framework, VB.NET used .NET framword where VB uses is its own.
  • You can’t use VB6 with modern IDEs like visual studio.
  • You can’t develop multithreaded application in VB6 while in VB.net you can use mutithreding classes and backgroundworkers or even parallel programming libraries.
  • Also VB.NET is fully objected oriented, and this is very important benifit over VB6.

Alghogh their syntax is some how near. but VB.NET is more powerfull than VB.
If you want to choose between these two, for sure go for VB.NET.
You can also read this article, I explianed some diffences between programming langauges for new programmers:
http://s9a.79c.myftpupload.com/how-to-start-programming/
Please if you need more details or you have more questions. I will be waiting for you.
Thanks again for contating.