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Hello!

does anybody know of any forum template in vb.net that I can work with. I
would like to build a forum, but all that templates I found is in C#. In
fact I'm finding alot of the cool stuff I want to do, there coded in C#. I'm
wondering if I should have taken up C#, but I thougt for a new programmer
vb.net would be the way to go.

So for a general question, how easy is it to program in C# as well as
VB.net. I'm still new to vb.net and programming all together, only a couple
of years. I would hate to confuse myself even further then I already am.
Would it be worth my while to try C#, or should i get better at vb.net?

And, where can I find a good template for a forum for vb.net.

TIA!

Rudy
Nov 19 '05 #1
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Hello Rudy,

C# and VB.NET are exactly the same language except in different syntax.
Anything that is written in VB.NET is easilly Ported to C# and vis-versa
with only minor syntax changes.

I find that many people perfer to work in C# because it's much like a cross
between Java and C++ and thus is easy for most programmers to pick up. The
only reason I would suggest switching is because it's really become the
standard for coding with the dot net framework and almost all examples are
written in C# and it makes it easyer to read the examples if you are fluent
with the C# syntax.

Cheers!

David Kyle

"Rudy" <Ru**@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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Hello!

does anybody know of any forum template in vb.net that I can work with. I
would like to build a forum, but all that templates I found is in C#. In
fact I'm finding alot of the cool stuff I want to do, there coded in C#.
I'm
wondering if I should have taken up C#, but I thougt for a new programmer
vb.net would be the way to go.

So for a general question, how easy is it to program in C# as well as
VB.net. I'm still new to vb.net and programming all together, only a
couple
of years. I would hate to confuse myself even further then I already am.
Would it be worth my while to try C#, or should i get better at vb.net?

And, where can I find a good template for a forum for vb.net.

TIA!

Rudy

Nov 19 '05 #2

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If you switch to C# then you'll get frustrated when you find code samples
that are only in VB.NET.
The only way to win is to learn both. Really it's mostly minor syntactical
differences.
You don't have to learn both right away though. If you want to understand
VB.NET a little better before you embark on the journey of C# then I
wouldn't blame you.
VB.NET is a good, solid programming language and you made a good choice.

The Community Starter Kit contains forum code and it's available in C#, J#,
and VB.NET:
http://www.asp.net/StarterKits/Downl...ndex=0&tabid=1
http://www.asp.net/Default.aspx?tabindex=8&tabid=47

--
I hope this helps,
Steve C. Orr, MCSD, MVP
http://SteveOrr.net

"Rudy" <Ru**@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A7**********************************@microsof t.com...
Hello!

does anybody know of any forum template in vb.net that I can work with. I
would like to build a forum, but all that templates I found is in C#. In
fact I'm finding alot of the cool stuff I want to do, there coded in C#.
I'm
wondering if I should have taken up C#, but I thougt for a new programmer
vb.net would be the way to go.

So for a general question, how easy is it to program in C# as well as
VB.net. I'm still new to vb.net and programming all together, only a
couple
of years. I would hate to confuse myself even further then I already am.
Would it be worth my while to try C#, or should i get better at vb.net?

And, where can I find a good template for a forum for vb.net.

TIA!

Rudy

Nov 19 '05 #3

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The only thing I'll add to what the others posted is this.
I learned VB.NET first, wrote a small but non trivial application in VB.NET,
then ported it to C# after reviewing the syntax differences. Most of the
"conversion" to C# simply involved adding semicolons at the end of many
lines of code. This is because calls to base class libraries are really not
different between the languages... and much of what you will use in your
code is the base class libraries (don't try to learn them all, there are too
many: just learn how they are organized and how to navigate the
documentation - it's actually quite useful).

HTH
"Rudy" <Ru**@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A7**********************************@microsof t.com...
Hello!

does anybody know of any forum template in vb.net that I can work with. I
would like to build a forum, but all that templates I found is in C#. In
fact I'm finding alot of the cool stuff I want to do, there coded in C#.
I'm
wondering if I should have taken up C#, but I thougt for a new programmer
vb.net would be the way to go.

So for a general question, how easy is it to program in C# as well as
VB.net. I'm still new to vb.net and programming all together, only a
couple
of years. I would hate to confuse myself even further then I already am.
Would it be worth my while to try C#, or should i get better at vb.net?

And, where can I find a good template for a forum for vb.net.

TIA!

Rudy

Nov 19 '05 #4

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Thank you all!
C# maybe isn't that scarry. There is a sample application I found, only a
few forms that's in C#. Maybe I'll take a shot and transfer it to VB. I also
downloaded the community web pages, it's perfect. I just have to figure out
how to only implement the forum pages, the rest of the site I don't need.
Thanks again for all your input!

Rudy

"Gordon Smith" wrote:
The only thing I'll add to what the others posted is this.
I learned VB.NET first, wrote a small but non trivial application in VB.NET,
then ported it to C# after reviewing the syntax differences. Most of the
"conversion" to C# simply involved adding semicolons at the end of many
lines of code. This is because calls to base class libraries are really not
different between the languages... and much of what you will use in your
code is the base class libraries (don't try to learn them all, there are too
many: just learn how they are organized and how to navigate the
documentation - it's actually quite useful).

HTH
"Rudy" <Ru**@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A7**********************************@microsof t.com...
Hello!

does anybody know of any forum template in vb.net that I can work with. I
would like to build a forum, but all that templates I found is in C#. In
fact I'm finding alot of the cool stuff I want to do, there coded in C#.
I'm
wondering if I should have taken up C#, but I thougt for a new programmer
vb.net would be the way to go.

So for a general question, how easy is it to program in C# as well as
VB.net. I'm still new to vb.net and programming all together, only a
couple
of years. I would hate to confuse myself even further then I already am.
Would it be worth my while to try C#, or should i get better at vb.net?

And, where can I find a good template for a forum for vb.net.

TIA!

Rudy


Nov 19 '05 #5

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Save yourself a lot of effort.

Use :
http://www.kamalpatel.net/ConvertCSharp2VB.aspx
or
http://authors.aspalliance.com/aldot...translate.aspx
or
http://csharpconverter.claritycon.com/Default.aspx
or
SharpDevelop
http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SD/Download/

to convert the brunt of your code from C# to VB.NET.


Juan T. Llibre
ASP.NET MVP
http://asp.net.do/foros/
Foros de ASP.NET en Español
Ven, y hablemos de ASP.NET...
======================

"Rudy" <Ru**@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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Thank you all!
C# maybe isn't that scarry. There is a sample application I found, only a
few forms that's in C#. Maybe I'll take a shot and transfer it to VB. I
also
downloaded the community web pages, it's perfect. I just have to figure
out
how to only implement the forum pages, the rest of the site I don't need.
Thanks again for all your input!

Rudy

"Gordon Smith" wrote:
The only thing I'll add to what the others posted is this.
I learned VB.NET first, wrote a small but non trivial application in
VB.NET,
then ported it to C# after reviewing the syntax differences. Most of the
"conversion" to C# simply involved adding semicolons at the end of many
lines of code. This is because calls to base class libraries are really
not
different between the languages... and much of what you will use in your
code is the base class libraries (don't try to learn them all, there are
too
many: just learn how they are organized and how to navigate the
documentation - it's actually quite useful).

HTH
"Rudy" <Ru**@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A7**********************************@microsof t.com...
> Hello!
>
> does anybody know of any forum template in vb.net that I can work with.
> I
> would like to build a forum, but all that templates I found is in C#.
> In
> fact I'm finding alot of the cool stuff I want to do, there coded in
> C#.
> I'm
> wondering if I should have taken up C#, but I thougt for a new
> programmer
> vb.net would be the way to go.
>
> So for a general question, how easy is it to program in C# as well as
> VB.net. I'm still new to vb.net and programming all together, only a
> couple
> of years. I would hate to confuse myself even further then I already
> am.
> Would it be worth my while to try C#, or should i get better at vb.net?
>
> And, where can I find a good template for a forum for vb.net.
>
> TIA!
>
> Rudy



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