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The VB.NET Ternary Operator

I think the VB.NET Ternary Operator may be the last operator that I really miss in VB.NET from my curly brace language experience.  Although, I have to admit, I wouldn’t have missed it all that much if they never added it.  There just isn’t a whole lot of use for it.

However, the Ternary operator is a REALLY nice feature to have available to you when you do need it.  It’s another one of those language features that falls under, “Just because it is there doesn’t mean you have to use it.”

If you’ve ever run into a situation where you just need a simple evaluation and assign a variable based on it.  Like this: Continue reading “The VB.NET Ternary Operator”

Object Initialization in CSharp 3.0 and VB.NET 9

Yesterday we looked at the new var keyword in CSharp.  This makes CSharp variable declaration similar to VB.  After all, they’ve had the DIM keyword for years which essentially does the same thing.

Today, we’re going to look at object initializers, which have been added to both CSharp and VB.

Continue reading “Object Initialization in CSharp 3.0 and VB.NET 9”

CSharp adds the var keyword!

There have been several new features added to the CSharp language that will significantly reduce the amount of code that ends up in our source files.  It will not significantly reduce the amount of code that we have to write.

One of those language features is the ability to create properties, which we looked at last week.

Another of those features is the new var keyword.

So, instead of writing: Continue reading “CSharp adds the var keyword!”