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what is the difference between VB function and C# method?

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Practically speaking, the difference is symantecs.

Note the declarations below:

VB, returns a value:
    Function fname (param1 AS <data type>, ...) AS <return type>

C#, returns a value:
    <return type> fname (<data type> param1, ...)

VB, does not return a value:
    Sub fname (param1 AS <data type>, ...)

C#, does not return a value:
    void fname (<data type> param1, ...)

In general, any code-structure that has a name and a parameter list (may be empty) can be referred to as a function. Any member of a class that can be referred to as a function can also be referred to as a method. In the .NET world, only VB makes the distinction between those that return a value (Function) and those that don't (Sub).

For more in-depth details, you might check out, "What is the Common Language Specification?" found at
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...cification.asp

If you really, really want to get into it, you could start reading about memory management, stacks, and heaps, or you explore the general theory of programming...

Brandon





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