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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.

Related Sections

Data Types
Introduces the Visual Basic .NET data types and describes how to use them.
Data Type Summary
Lists the elementary data types supplied by Visual Basic .NET.