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Visual Basic

.NET Framework 1.1

Visual Basic .NET is the next generation of the Visual Basic language. It works specifically with the common language runtime and the .NET Framework Class Library. There are many significant changes from Visual Basic to Visual Basic .NET. This section gets you started on the way to building applications using Visual Basic .NET.

In This Section

Visual Basic Programming
Provides an overview of Visual Basic .NET. Also provides a summary of the changes between Visual Basic and Visual Basic .NET.
Visual Basic .NET Language Specification
Provides a complete language description of Visual Basic .NET.

Related Sections

Inside the .NET Framework
Describes key .NET Framework concepts such as the common language runtime, the common type system (CTS), cross-language interoperability, managed execution, assemblies, and security.
Programming with the .NET Framework
Explains common programming tasks that apply to a range of .NET Framework applications. Topics include accessing data, extending metadata, handling and throwing exceptions, processing transactions, and securing applications.
.NET Framework Class Library
Contains links to topics that explain the namespaces in the .NET Framework class library and explains how to use the class library documentation.