What is VB.NET?

VB.NET (Visual Basic .NET) is a modern, object-oriented programming language developed by Microsoft as part of the .NET framework. It is an evolution of the classic Visual Basic language and is designed to facilitate the development of robust, scalable, and high-performance applications for Windows and other platforms supported by .NET.

Common Language Runtime (CLR)

VB.NET supports the Common Language Runtime (CLR) of the .NET framework, which enables cross-language compatibility, allowing developers to integrate components written in different .NET languages seamlessly. It provides a wide range of features and functionalities, including support for inheritance, polymorphism, exception handling, and a comprehensive set of libraries and APIs, making it suitable for various application types, such as desktop, web, and mobile applications.

With VB.NET, developers can take advantage of modern programming paradigms while preserving the ease of use and simplicity associated with the traditional Visual Basic language. The language's syntax and IDE (Integrated Development Environment) in Visual Studio make it accessible to both beginners and experienced developers, making it a popular choice for a wide range of projects.