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There is nothing wrong in programming in VB.NET. It's a tool for developing apps with, and there's a lot of elitist claptrap surrounding people's opinions on it. One of the best developers I know wrote a lot of great apps with it. He ended up as a PM at Microsoft.
*pre-emptive celebratory nipple tassle jiggle* - Sean Ewington
Thanks Pete, I think some people need to hear that coming from someone of your level of expertise. VB is my bread and butter language and they pay me a decent wage for for doing so. I'm also the GoTo guy for converting legacy VB 6 apps to C# or VB.NET.
I still have a spot in my heart for VB 6, but I haven't forgotten thr frusrations of debuggung applications with undeclared or loosely declared variables.
I worked as a developer back in the 80s (dBaseII, Lotus 123 macros, Wang Glossaries and MS Basic). But my toy at home was a TI-994a. I still have the old manual for TI Basic as a keepsake. When I left the depravity of office environments behind I didn't lose my love for coding, and I just sort of stuck with Basic. It's more intuitive (for me) than any other language I've ever tried.
If you want to try something truly bizarre, download Presentation Wizard[^] and try AM's A.N.I.M.A.L. programming language. It's not overly complicated but the syntax is backasswards from anything else I've ever tried.
Welcome to one of the nicest languages ever with some of the greatest flaws ever
VB.NET isn't so bad once you get used to it. I prefer it over C#.
Just enjoy not having to type (); manually at the end of each sentence...
Or break; after each case of a switch statement, while falling through isn't allowed anyway...
Or an opening and closing bracket after just about every other line of code...
Just make sure you put Option Strict On and don't talk to VB programmers that have been around since the 90's