Data Type Implementation
The Visual Basic .NET data types can be classified according to whether a variable of a particular type stores its own data or a pointer to the data. This classification affects the way a data type is implemented.
In This Section
- Value Types and Reference Types
- Explains the difference between value and reference types, and which data types are which.
- Data Types as Classes and Structures
- Describes how Visual Basic data types are implemented in the underlying .NET Framework.