5 reasons VB .NET is better than C#

5 reasons VB .NET is better than C#

By Ghulam Nabi Shah | April 14th, 2015 |

Is VB.NET better than C#

Should I stop my implementation work in VB.NET? As far as programming is concerned, the availability of sample codes helps the developers for easier implementation. While comparing VB.NET and C#.NET, there are more sample codes or snippets available for C# programmers than for VB.NET.

C# programming community is bigger and better when compared with VB.NET. Also, Microsoft doesn’t back VB.NET programmers. Developers need a more prominent and lively forums available to discuss the programming related queries. Even though there is less prominence of VB.NET community, but still we can say VB.NET is better than C#.

Here we list the top 5 reasons why VB.NET is better than C# from a developer perspective

  • 1. VB.NET uses implicit casting and makes it easier to code whereas in C# there are lot of casting and conversions needs to be done for the same lines of code. Another aspect to be noted is that the identifiers in VB.NET are not case-sensitive.
  • 2. VB has better auto correction techniques. IntelliSense works much better in VB.NET than in C#. Also, the VB.NET code doesn’t need to end with semi colons when compared with C#.
  • 3. It is easier to Re-dimension arrays in VB than in C#. In VB, you can use ‘Redim Preserve’ for dynamically changing the length of an array, whereas in C# you need to copy the array, add a value and then copy it back.
  • 4. Event handling is simpler in VB.NET compared to C#. VB.NET connects event handlers to object variables instead of objects. Using the Visual Studio IDE, event handler in VB.NET can be written by first choosing the object and then the event you need to code from the dropdown.
  • 5. VB.NET provides COM components and interoperability ad Object types are bound at runtime. Also in VB.NET, importing of Namespaces can be done at project level instead of individual file in C#.

VB.NET and C# are syntactically different programming languages with different history but both the languages are part of the .NET framework development platform and maintained by Microsoft. Both these .NET languages share the same run-time engine and have platform specific features such as cross language inheritance, garbage collection, exception handling and debugging.

To know more about the features of .NET specific languages and migration techniques to .NET platform, continue reading our blogs.

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Ghulam Nabi Shah
Chief Technology Officer at Macrosoft Inc
Shah is a forward thinking, corporate leader with eighteen years’ experience delivering top notch customer solutions in large scale and enterprise business environments. His proven abilities as a technology visionary and driver of strategic business systems development allow Macrosoft to deliver best in class software solutions. At Macrosoft, Shah has successfully delivered multiple migration projects. Shah holds an MBA in addition to multiple professional and technical certifications. His areas of expertise include enterprise-wide architecture, application migration, IT transformation, mobile, and offshore development management.
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