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Reference (Visual Basic) 

This section links you to reference information on various aspects of Visual Basic programming.

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Visual Basic Reference

Provides reference information for various aspects of the Visual Basic language.

Visual Basic Command-Line Tools

Covers the Visual Basic command-line compiler, the compiler options, and the Keyword Upgrade tool.

Upgrading Reference for Visual Basic

Provides links to information on upgrading your applications from previous versions of Visual Basic to the current version.

.NET Framework Reference Information

Provides links to information on working with the .NET Framework class library.

Visual Basic Language Specification

Provides links to the complete Visual Basic language specification, which contains detailed information on all aspects of the language.

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General User Interface Elements (Visual Studio)

Contains topics for dialog boxes and windows used in Visual Studio.

XML Schema References

Provides links to topics on various XML schemas available in Visual Studio.

Language Equivalents

Compares keywords, programming concepts, data types, operators, controls, and programmable objects in several programming languages.

Automation and Extensibility Reference

Provides links to topics covering automation and extensibility in Visual Studio, for both shared and language-specific components.