These topics summarize common programming concepts with side-by-side code examples or tables. This information is designed for those who want to learn a new language or refresh their memory of how to work with a particular language.
The following Visual Studio programming languages are covered:
In This Section
Keywords Compared in Different Languages
Provides a table of equivalent keywords, with links to reference topics.
Programming Concepts Compared in Different Languages with Code Examples
Provides example code for basic tasks (such as declaring variables and passing parameters) that cannot be summarized with a keyword.
Data Types Compared in Different Languages
Provides a table of data types for each of the languages, with links to reference topics.
Operators Compared in Different Languages
Provides a table of operators for each of the languages, with links to reference topics.
Controls and Programmable Objects Compared in Different Languages and Libraries
Provides a table of controls and classes, with links to reference topics, for the following languages, technologies, and libraries:
Visual Basic 6.0
Windows Forms controls
ASP.NET server controls
HTML server controls
MFC (Microsoft Foundation Classes)
ATL (Active Template Library)
Programming Languages in ASP.NET
Provides recommendations about which programming language to use.
Visual Basic Programming Guide
Provides links to conceptual and reference information about the Visual Basic language.
C# Programming Guide
Provides links to introductory information, reference topics, and descriptions of code wizard support for the C# language.
Provides links to reference topics about C++.
Provides links to conceptual and reference information about JScript.
C# for C++ Developers
Contrasts features of these two languages.
Keywords and Members by Task
Provides a summary of and links to more information about Visual Basic arrays, collections, data types, operators, and so forth.
Language Changes for Visual Basic 6.0 Users
Lists differences between previous versions of Visual Basic and Visual Basic 2005.