VB.NET is a general-purpose programming language, with a syntax derived from BASIC, that is used as one of the primary programming languages with the .NET Framework. The language combines the syntax of the older Visual Basic language, with the new features available in .NET.


  • Strong type checking
  • Good support for object-oriented programming
  • Automatic garbage collection
  • Support for internationalization


  • Not entirely compatible with Visual Basic
  • Not as many language features as C#


  • Exception handling support
  • XML literals
  • Type reflection
  • Properties
  • Generic typing

Development tools

  • Microsoft Visual Studio
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