âˆš Has support for optional parameters which makes COM interoperability much easy.
âˆš With Option Strict off late binding is supported.Legacy VB functionalities can be
used by using Microsoft.VisualBasic namespace.
âˆš Has the WITH construct which is not in C#.
âˆš The VB.NET part of Visual Studio .NET compiles your code in the background.
While this is considered an advantage for small projects, people creating very large
projects have found that the IDE slows down considerably as the project gets larger.
âˆš XML documentation is generated from source code but this is now been incorporated
âˆš Operator overloading which is not in current VB.NET but is been introduced in
âˆš Use of this statement makes unmanaged resource disposal simple.
âˆš Access to Unsafe code. This allows pointer arithmetic etc, and can improve
performance in some situations. However, it is not to be used lightly, as a lot of the
normal safety of C# is lost (as the name implies).This is the major difference that you
can access unmanaged code in C# and not in VB.NET.