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 Various Languages
Provides a table of equivalent keywords, with links to reference topics.
Programming Concepts Compared in Various 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 Various Languages
Provides a table of data types for each of the languages, with links to reference topics.
Operators Compared in Various Languages
Provides a table of operators for each of the languages, with links to reference topics.
Controls and Programmable Objects Compared in Various 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)
Visual Basic Programming Guide
Provides links to conceptual and reference information about the Visual Basic language.
C# Programming Guide
Provides links to introductory information and reference topics for the C# language.
Provides links to reference topics about C++.
Keywords (Visual Basic)
Provides links to information about Visual Basic reserved and contextual keywords.
Provides links to information about C# reserved and contextual keywords.
Keyword Reference (F#)
Provides links to information about F# keywords.
Programming Languages in ASP.NET
Provides recommendations about which programming language to use.