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VB.NET, VC.NET & C#.NET and the .NET framework

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Hi!

I was wondering, can VB .NET, Visual C++ .NET and C# .NET all produce
"conventional" applications not using the .NET framework as well as
applications that use it?

I'm currently trying to decide which of the three languages to buy (each
one is a lot of money...) and am wondering whether C# really is the
future, or whether getting C++ skills would be more useful in the
marketplace. I already have some VB skills at present.

Thanks for any advice you can offer!

Andrew
Jul 21 '05 #1
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As understand it, you MAY be able to get away with creating non-managed
code in C++.NET. The others all require the Framework to function.
Personally, I would not spend the time to learn C++ unless you are going
to be doing a lot of low-level or real-time work. For standard business
applications, given that the Framework is free, and comes pre-installed
on every new PC that I have seen in the last 1 1/2 years, I would learn
either VB.NET or C#. The choice there tends to be what you want to do
with it and what your background is.

HTH

David

"Andrew Boothman" <an*************@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
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Hi!

I was wondering, can VB .NET, Visual C++ .NET and C# .NET all produce
"conventional" applications not using the .NET framework as well as
applications that use it?

I'm currently trying to decide which of the three languages to buy (each

one is a lot of money...) and am wondering whether C# really is the
future, or whether getting C++ skills would be more useful in the
marketplace. I already have some VB skills at present.

Thanks for any advice you can offer!

Andrew


Jul 21 '05 #2

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