C# and VB.NET

C# and VB.NET are the two main languages used for programming in the .NET Framework environment. While both languages utilize the same underlying framework and are compiled into the same bytecode, they have distinct differences. Functionally, C# and VB.NET can be considered equivalent, as they share the capability to leverage the features and capabilities of the .NET Framework.

Although C# and VB.NET have structural similarities with other modern high-level languages like Java and C++, they differ in certain aspects, particularly in their keywords and syntax. One notable distinction is that C# is case-sensitive, meaning that "Example" and "example" are considered two distinct variable names. In contrast, VB.NET is not case-sensitive, treating "Example" and "example" as the same variable.

Another variation lies in the statement termination conventions. In C#, each statement must be terminated by a semicolon (;), whereas VB.NET does not require explicit statement terminators.

Despite these differences, both C# and VB.NET offer robust programming capabilities within the .NET Framework, allowing developers to choose the language that best aligns with their preferences and requirements.

The following are some examples of differences between VB.NET and C#.

Single Line Comments :

VB.NET : ' ex: 'This is a single line comment C# : // ex: //This is a single line comment

Multi Line Comments :

VB.NET : Not available C# : /*..*/ ex: /*Multi line comments */
If condition Then 'vb.net code Else 'vb.net code End If
if(condition) { //csharp code } else { //csharp code }


For counter As Integer = 0 To final 'vb.net code Next
for(int i=0;i < final;i++) { //csharp code }

Operator (Equal)



Dim i as Integer = 10
int i=10;

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