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Differences?: VB.NET -- Visual Basic 6 -- Visual Basic 2010
« on: August 28, 2010, 08:47:46 am »
Not sure if I can give out my Shop Money.. only around 3.75 at the moment. But answering these questions would be greatly appreciated, and if well explained perhaps I can do someone a favor (that's not under the desk, or on top of it).

I'm looking for information on specific differences. I searched on google but have been unable to find a clear resolve to my questions.


Which of the three is more efficient?

Which is most similar to VB6, and if different how complicated are the differences?

Which is the most commonly used and why?

Which of the three is more flexible with options and capabilities?

Which may be on the rise for popularity and why?

Which has the best marketing future?

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Re: Differences?: VB.NET -- Visual Basic 6 -- Visual Basic 2010
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2010, 02:00:18 pm »
Vb2010 and vb.net are the same thing. Vb2010 is the 2010 IDE for vb.net.

VB.NET is a reimplementation of Visual Basic ontop of the CLI (common language infrastructure) of the .net framework.

This means you get the full power of the .NET framework, and can interop with any .net language like c#.

VB6 has been depreciated by Microsoft. Its old, slow, useless, ugly.

VB.NET is faster, newer, and actively maintained with a modern IDE, hell, the best IDE on the planet.

VB6 is falling rapidly in language marketshare, but its losing out to other languages, VB.NET isn't necessarilly rising as quickly.

However, if you take the fact that you can use any C# code with VB.NET and vice versa, you basically have the market share of every .net language combined.

The future of Windows development is in .NET .
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Re: Differences?: VB.NET -- Visual Basic 6 -- Visual Basic 2010
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2010, 05:00:13 pm »
okay thanks. Is there much of a difference between vb2010 express and professional?

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Re: Differences?: VB.NET -- Visual Basic 6 -- Visual Basic 2010
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2010, 06:23:32 pm »
Express lacks some things the full IDE's have like extension support and unit testing
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Re: Differences?: VB.NET -- Visual Basic 6 -- Visual Basic 2010
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2010, 06:49:10 pm »
I took one look at the UI and fell in love.. vb NET seems to definitely behave a little differently but it also seems very user friendly as well. Thanks for the info warrior.

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Re: Differences?: VB.NET -- Visual Basic 6 -- Visual Basic 2010
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2010, 06:55:08 pm »
VS2010 UI? Yes it's written in nearly the same UI framework that I use for Superiority.
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Re: Differences?: VB.NET -- Visual Basic 6 -- Visual Basic 2010
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2010, 07:30:00 am »
Well I have not had much time to explore because I just moved into my dorm, and was hanging out with friends from the year before all day, but what I meant was how things are placed just looks better. Applications actually look like your OS now rather than everything having a windows98 feel.

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Re: Differences?: VB.NET -- Visual Basic 6 -- Visual Basic 2010
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2010, 12:07:50 am »
You're probably using WinForms, and that's actually depreciated in .NET. It's old technology.
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Re: Differences?: VB.NET -- Visual Basic 6 -- Visual Basic 2010
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2010, 09:05:51 pm »
oh well, looks a lot better than vb6.

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Re: Differences?: VB.NET -- Visual Basic 6 -- Visual Basic 2010
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2010, 07:38:20 am »
You're probably using WinForms, and that's actually depreciated in .NET. It's old technology.

Thank god for .NET
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