VB.NET Language Basics

VB.NET Data Types:

  1. VB.NET provides a variety of data types to store different kinds of values.
  2. Data types include Integer, Floating-Point, String, Boolean, Date, Char, Decimal, Object, and Array.
  3. Each data type has its own range of values and operations that can be performed on it.

VB.NET Conversions:

  1. Conversions in VB.NET allow you to convert values from one data type to another.
  2. Implicit conversions are performed automatically by the compiler when there is no loss of data.
  3. Explicit conversions require explicit type casting or conversion functions.
  4. Boxing and unboxing allow conversions between value types and reference types.
  5. Parse and TryParse methods are used to convert strings to other data types.

VB.NET Access Specifiers:

  1. Access specifiers control the visibility and accessibility of class members.
  2. Public allows access to a member from anywhere in the program.
  3. Private restricts access to a member within the same class or module.
  4. Protected allows access within the same class or derived classes.
  5. Friend allows access within the same assembly (project).
  6. Protected Friend allows access within the same assembly or derived classes.
  7. WithEvents declares a variable that can handle events.
  8. ReadOnly specifies that a member can only be read, not modified.
  9. Shadows hides an inherited member with the same name.
  10. Shared specifies that a member belongs to the class itself, not an instance.
  11. Overrides allows a derived class to provide a different implementation of an inherited member.

These concepts are essential in VB.NET programming to define and manipulate data, perform conversions between data types, and control the accessibility of code elements.