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How to comment code in Visual Studio 2019-VB.Net

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This may be a dumb question, but I have searched for an answer to.. to comment a line of code I use the apostrophe code '. I've seen examples codes use the slash code /. When I use this I get a syntax error using Visual Studio 2019. Which is the correct way to make comments?
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Updated 6-Feb-20 8:36am
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Richard MacCutchan 6-Feb-20 3:53am    
Comment styles are defined by the language in use (VB, C, C#, Java ...), not the IDE (Visula Studio).

To comment single line, use ['] (apostrophe).

Other option is:
CTRL + K then CTRL + C - to comment selected line(s)
CTRL + K then CTRL + U - to uncomment selected line(s)
 
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To add to what Maciej says: for VB, ' is the comment indicator, but very few languages use that - many use either /* or // to indicate a quote (and for Intellisense / XML comments in C# you use three: ///)

You can do the same in VB with three quotes: '''
This allows you to add documentation to your methods, fields, and properties which will be picked up by Intellisense and shown whe you start using them.
 
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MadMyche 5-Feb-20 17:09pm    
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Visual studio 2019 comment syntax

The syntax of comments is not linked to IDE (visual studio), but is linked to programming language.
For VBA or VB.Net
VB
' This is a comment because of the ' at beginning.
A=1 ' and this is usually to comment the reason of the line of code
' so next is commented
' A=1
 
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Thanks all for your replies. However, I have tried all your suggestions..CTRL + K then CTRL + U, one / , 2 //, etc....still getting syntax error. I've checked Options under TOOLS and nothing jumps out at me.

I guess I'll continue use the apostrophe. '
. It just bugs me :-)
 
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Richard MacCutchan 6-Feb-20 14:27pm    
Visual Basic comments are started by the apostrophe character. Anything else is considered to be code and will be passed through to the compiler. And in the case of /, // etc will be thrown out as syntax errors. If you do not like this construct you can always switch to C, C++, C# etc.
Member 1753250 6-Feb-20 14:45pm    
Thanks for the quick reply Richard. So, my program must be Visual Basic? One more dumb question...how can I tell and how to switch to C, C+, C#. Any advantages doing this?
Dave Kreskowiak 6-Feb-20 15:20pm    
You have to create a new project from scratch. There's no way easy way to convert an existing project from one language to another.
Richard MacCutchan 7-Feb-20 3:43am    
If you do not know which language you are coding in then you are going to have some major problems. I suggest you do some reading and decide first which one will suit your requirements.
Maciej Los 6-Feb-20 14:34pm    
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