What is VB .NET

Visual Basic .NET Programming language

what is VB dot net


VB .NET was launched by Microsoft in 2002 with its first release VB 7.0 that relies on .NET Framework 1.0 with managed code as its main feature. In 2003 VB 7.1 was released that relies on .NET Framework 1.1 that supported .NET Compact Framework and wizard had been upgraded. Performance and reliability of .NET IDE and runtime had been improved. After release of .NET 2003, .NET had been dropped from the name by Microsoft and a new version was released with name Visual Basic 2005. On 19 November 2007, along with .NET Framework 3.5, VB 9.0 was released that comprised of many features such as A true conditional operator, Anonymous types, Support for LINQ, Lambda expressions, XML Literals, Type Inference, and Extension methods. VB 2010 was released by Microsoft in 2010. Along with .NET Framework 4.5, Visual Basic 2012 was released that had various features like, Asynchronous programming with “async” and “await” statements, Iterators, Call hierarchy, Caller information, and “Global” keyword in “namespace” statements. VB 14.0 was released in 2015 with Visual studio 2015. In 2017, VB 15.0 was released that relies on Visual Studio 2017 and introduced new refactorings.


What it is used for?

The main use of VB .NET is easy creation of various applications.


What is VB .NET?

Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET), relies on .NET Framework, is an object-oriented programming language that provides multiple paradigms. Visual Studio is the Microsoft’s integrated development environment (IDE) that is used to develop Visual Basic .NET language. Except Visual Studio Express and Visual Studio Community that are freeware, all the Visual studio editions are commercial. To specify actions, statements are used by Visual Basic .NET.



  1. Totally object-oriented
  2. Handles pointers indirectly
  3. Provides managed code execution
  4. Transfer data between layers using XML

Average salary

In USA, the average salary of a VB .NET programmer is $94,500 per year.


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