This section describes the basic concepts behind using strings in Visual Basic.
Introduces the basic concepts behind using strings and string variables.
Introduces several different ways to analyze and manipulate strings.
Describes how the Visual Basic runtime and the .NET Framework evaluate Nothing differently when it comes to strings.
Discusses how Visual Basic uses culture information to perform string conversions and comparisons.
Compares how Visual Basic and the .NET Framework provide access to the characters in a string.