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Language Equivalents

These topics summarize common programming concepts with side-by-side code examples or tables. This information is designed for those who want to learn a new language or refresh their memory of how to work with a particular language.

The following Visual Studio programming languages are covered:

  • Visual Basic

  • C#

  • C++

  • F#

Keywords Compared in Various Languages

Provides a table of equivalent keywords, with links to reference topics.

Programming Concepts Compared in Various Languages, with Code Examples

Provides example code for basic tasks (such as declaring variables and passing parameters) that cannot be summarized with a keyword.

Data Types Compared in Various Languages

Provides a table of data types for each of the languages, with links to reference topics.

Operators Compared in Various Languages

Provides a table of operators for each of the languages, with links to reference topics.

Controls and Programmable Objects Compared in Various Languages and Libraries

Provides a table of controls and classes, with links to reference topics, for the following languages, technologies, and libraries:

  • Visual Basic 6.0

  • Windows Forms controls

  • ASP.NET server controls

  • HTML server controls

  • MFC (Microsoft Foundation Classes)

  • ATL (Active Template Library)

Visual Basic Programming Guide

Provides links to conceptual and reference information about the Visual Basic language.

C# Programming Guide

Provides links to introductory information and reference topics for the C# language.

C/C++ Languages

Provides links to reference topics about C++.

Keywords (Visual Basic)

Provides links to information about Visual Basic reserved and contextual keywords.

C# Keywords

Provides links to information about C# reserved and contextual keywords.

Keyword Reference (F#)

Provides links to information about F# keywords.

Programming Languages in ASP.NET

Provides recommendations about which programming language to use.

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