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Old July 9th, 2004, 01:24 PM
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Default VB.Net vs. C#

Hi all!

I've decided to move to .Net but I have a very basic question that which language to use: VB.Net or C#?

I've been programming in VB for three years. I have also programmed in C++ for more than two years but for the last two years I've been using VB exclusively. For web development I use ASP with VBScript on the server side and JavaScript on the client side. Let me tell you, explicitly, that I'm still as good at C++ syntax as I'm at VB.

Being comfortable with both VB and C++ syntax and semantics, which .Net language should I choose: VB.Net or C#? Please give me an answer supplemented by convincing reasoning.

Your comments are greatly appreciated.

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It's up to you whether you like the VB or C++ syntax. Both VB.NET and C# can do mostly the same things; however, I personally like VB.NET when using Visual Studio .NET because it has more intellisense.

However, a lot of the people like C# and most of the documentation out there is in C#.

It wouldn't hurt to know both, but that is up to you.

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Use both! I echo what Brian says about VB.NET. It is definately the better language to use within Visual Studio.NET because of the development environment support for it. However, there is nothing to stop you from using either language. That is the beauty of .NET. The only barrier is that you have to use one language in a project (for now...). But a solution made up of multiple projects can certainly have projects that each use a different language.

I have found that the development environment support for VB.NET when doing ASP.NET is far superior. So that is one thing to concider.

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