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C# or VB.NET?

Hi,

I am a beginner in .NET. I have been coding in plain asp before, using
VBScript, and now when i'm migrating to .NET, i obviously chosed VB.NET.

But.... when i see code samples on net, they are mostly in C#, i also saw a
post in this newsgroup where someone mentioned that it was a very "heated
topic back in 2002 about VB.NET vs C#".

So, my question is... what was the result of that topic?
What is best to go for, VB.NET or C#? and why?

Thanks and regards

Jan 10 '08
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That's actually not valid VB.NET...

"For example VB can do this"

:)

I know, I was harking back to the history of VB where your typing can be as
loose as you want. It seems like MS are trying to carry that forward with
vb.net too.
Jan 11 '08 #41
See my reply to Mark. We're all coders, we really should read posts before
commenting and be more pedantic :)

"CMoya" <mo*@nospam.com wrote in message
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"Aidy" <ai**@xxnoemail xx.comwrote in message
news:xe******** *************** *******@bt.com. ..
>>Perhaps in pure syntax alone (though the common switch statement alone
belies that assertion), I agree mostly. But you do have to code *more*
to achieve the same functionality in C#. There is no equivalent to the
intelligent CType for instance (other than littering your code with
conditional s to cover it's functionality).

It might help if you provide some examples, but writing strongly typed
code is usually seen as a good thing. It removes ambiguity and the
possibility for bugs. VB does give you more leeway but that doesn't make
it good. For example VB can do this, but is it good?

dim x as variant
x = 123
x = "Hello World"

Of course it's not good. If one object can be converted to another type
then it's usually possible in C# too, just with different syntax.

VB.NET does not support the Variant data type. Perhaps you meant "Object"
type. Which, BTW, C# allows just fine too.
>>

Jan 11 '08 #42
"Aidy" <ai**@xxnoemail xx.comwrote in message
news:c7******** *************@b t.com...
>And as a manager, it's my job to make sure that my developers aren't
wasting time reinventing the wheel.... duplicating code, violating the
basic tenets of encapsulation, and neglecting to use tried and true
functions. Whether they're written by other developers in my team or put
into the VB runtime by the VB.NET team.

Yes, but loosely typed and coupled code may speed up development but you
lose in the long-run on bug fixing and future updates.
Nobody is talking about loosely typed code.

Jan 11 '08 #43
"Aidy" <ai**@xxnoemail xx.comwrote in message
news:f6******** *************@b t.com...
>That's actually not valid VB.NET...

"For example VB can do this"

:)

I know, I was harking back to the history of VB where your typing can be
as loose as you want. It seems like MS are trying to carry that forward
with vb.net too.
No, not really.

--
-C. Moya
http://www.cmoya.com
Jan 11 '08 #44
I am employed to code in C# but in my own time and when I'm paid for jobs
outside of work, I use VB.

I have never come across any reason not to, and it much more fun to use,
Visual studio is much more friendly to VB


"CMoya" <mo*@nospam.com wrote in message
news:68******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com...
"Aidy" <ai**@xxnoemail xx.comwrote in message
news:c7******** *************@b t.com...
>>And as a manager, it's my job to make sure that my developers aren't
wasting time reinventing the wheel.... duplicating code, violating the
basic tenets of encapsulation, and neglecting to use tried and true
functions. Whether they're written by other developers in my team or put
into the VB runtime by the VB.NET team.

Yes, but loosely typed and coupled code may speed up development but you
lose in the long-run on bug fixing and future updates.

Nobody is talking about loosely typed code.
Apr 9 '08 #45

"cfps.Christian " <ge*******@otc. eduwrote in message
news:57******** *************** ***********@j78 g2000hsd.google groups.com...
>Side 2 : You'll be more likely to bring bad habits with you, most of
which
resolve around non OO practices.

what nonsence
very weak argumnet

>
This is probably the best argument against VB.

they the argument is lost

>Nothing was worse than
working with a bunch of programmers that went from VB6 to .NET with no
learning at all. Every single horrible thing they could do in VB6 (it
was bad then too) went directly over to .NET. When you force yourself
to learn a new language you can to wield it the correct way from the
beginning dumping those bad habits from the beginning rather than
"knowing" how you can do something and it be bad. This is even more
true with VB since they carried over the functions from older versions
into .NET (i.e. LTrim() Mid() cInt) whereas the .NET way is
different. The advantage to going to C# and having a VBScript
background is you should be able to read/write VB.NET fairly from
knowing C# and VBScript while it doesn't work as well the other way
(only VB with no C# learning).
Apr 9 '08 #46
"ThatsIT.net.au " <me@workwrote in message
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Visual studio is much more friendly to VB
In what way(s)...?
--
Mark Rae
ASP.NET MVP
http://www.markrae.net

Apr 9 '08 #47
better intellisence better code completion better snippets, just to name a
few

"Mark Rae [MVP]" <ma**@markNOSPA Mrae.netwrote in message
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"ThatsIT.net.au " <me@workwrote in message
news:20******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com...
>Visual studio is much more friendly to VB

In what way(s)...?
--
Mark Rae
ASP.NET MVP
http://www.markrae.net
Apr 10 '08 #48

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