Visual Basic Language Reference

Visual Basic Language Reference


This section provides reference information for various aspects of the Visual Basic language.

In This Section

Typographic and Code Conventions (Visual Basic) 

Summarizes the way that keywords, placeholders, and other elements of the language are formatted in the Visual Basic documentation.

Visual Basic Runtime Library Members 

Lists the classes and modules of the Microsoft.VisualBasic namespace, with links to their member functions, methods, properties, constants, and enumerations.

Keywords (Visual Basic)

Lists all Visual Basic keywords and provides links to more information.

Attributes (Visual Basic) 

Documents the attributes available in Visual Basic.

Constants and Enumerations (Visual Basic) 

Documents the constants and enumerations available in Visual Basic.

Data Type Summary (Visual Basic) 

Documents the data types available in Visual Basic.

Directives (Visual Basic) 

Documents the compiler directives available in Visual Basic.

Functions (Visual Basic) 

Documents the run-time functions available in Visual Basic.

Modifiers (Visual Basic)

Lists the Visual Basic run-time modifiers and provides links to more information.

Modules (Visual Basic) 

Documents the modules available in Visual Basic and their members.

Nothing (Visual Basic)

Describes the default value of any data type.

Objects (Visual Basic) 

Documents the objects available in Visual Basic and their members.

Operators (Visual Basic) 

Documents the operators available in Visual Basic.

Properties (Visual Basic) 

Documents the properties available in Visual Basic.

Queries (Visual Basic)

Provides reference information about using Language-Integrated Query (LINQ) expressions in your code.

Statements (Visual Basic) 

Documents the declaration and executable statements available in Visual Basic.

Recommended XML Tags for Documentation Comments (Visual Basic) 

Describes the documentation comments for which IntelliSense is provided in the Visual Basic Code Editor.

XML Axis Properties (Visual Basic)

Provides links to information about using XML axis properties to access XML directly in your code.

XML Literals (Visual Basic)

Provides links to information about using XML literals to incorporate XML directly in your code.

Error Messages (Visual Basic) 

Provides a listing of Visual Basic compiler and run-time error messages and help on how to handle them.

Related Sections

Visual Basic 

Provides comprehensive help on all areas of the Visual Basic language.

Visual Basic Command-Line Compiler 

Describes how to use the command-line compiler as an alternative to compiling programs from within the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE).

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