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Visual Basic Language and Run-Time Reference

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Typographic and Code Conventions
Summarizes the way that keywords, placeholders and other elements of the language are formatted in the Visual Basic documentation.
Visual Basic Language Keywords
Lists the keywords of the Visual Basic language.
Visual Basic Run-Time Library Members
Lists the functions, methods, and properties you can use in your code, grouped by functionality.
Keywords and Members by Task
Summarizes Visual Basic language keywords and run-time library members by purpose and use.
Documents the attributes available in Visual Basic .NET.
Constants and Enumerations
Documents the constants and enumerations available in Visual Basic .NET.
Data Types
Documents the data types available in Visual Basic .NET.
Documents the directives available in Visual Basic .NET.
Documents the functions available in Visual Basic .NET.
Documents the keywords available in Visual Basic .NET.
Documents the methods available in Visual Basic .NET.
Documents the objects available in Visual Basic .NET.
Documents the operators available in Visual Basic .NET.
Documents the properties available in Visual Basic .NET.
Documents the statements available in Visual Basic .NET.
Error Messages
Provides a brief overview of error messages and how to handle them in Visual Basic .NET.

Related Sections

Visual Basic Language
Provides comprehensive help on all areas of the Visual Basic language.
Visual Basic Compiler Options
Describes how to use the command-line compiler as an alternative to compiling programs from within the Visual Studio .NET integrated development environment (IDE).
Visual Basic .NET Language Specification
Provides a complete high-level description of the language.