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VB.NET is known as Visual Basic.NET. VB.NET is a simple, object-oriented programming language developed by Microsoft in 2002, and it is the successor of Visual Basic 6 (VB6) language, that implement on the .NET Framework. One of the best features of the VB.NET language is that its program can also run on mono (multi-platform), which means that it is not restricted to run on the Windows operating system; moreover, it can also run on Linux and Mac OS. The Application built using the VB.NET is much secure, robust, high-performance, and easy to develop.

There is some VB.NET application:

  • Console Application
  • Mobile application
  • Windows forms Application
  • Window control library
  • .Net website


C# is an open-source, general-purpose, object-oriented programming language that was developed by Microsoft in the year 2000, which runs on the .NET Framework. Furthermore, this language is also got certified as a standard programming language by the ECMA and ISO. The main purpose of using the C# programming language is that it is used to share information as well as services across all web services. It also enables the developer to develop a robust, secure, and portable application easily.

Some of the application are listed below:

  • Window and web-based application or services
  • Distributed application
  • Database application

Difference Between VB.NET and C#

It is pronounced as Visual Basic .NET, which is an updated feature and version of Classic Visual Basic 6.0. It is pronounced as "C SHARP" language, that belongs to the C family.
It is also used to develop various applications running on the .NET Framework. It is used to create a variety of application that runs on the.NET Framework
Both languages are functionally equal. Both languages are functionally equal.
It is a case insensitive language. For example, "Hello" and "hello" are the same. It is a case sensitive language. For example," Hello" and "hello" are different.
VB.NET supports structured and unstructured error handling. It supports only structured error handling.
Events are automatically bound. Events are not possible in C#.
Declaration and definition are different in both Declaration and definition are different in both.
Whereas, it uses Simple English for defining the structure
Dim x As Integer
Public x As Integer = 10
It uses a simple programming structure as C, Java, Python, C++, etc.
int x;
int x = 10;
Each statement does not end with a semicolon. Each statement is terminated with a semicolon (;)

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