Reasons Why Visual Basic is better Than C#

Compared with Visual Basic, C# programming realm is more advanced and improved. Despite top programming giants not backing VB, VB application development community still holds its belief in prominence of VB over C#.

Here are some reasons why Visual Basic is better than C#:

  1. Simpler to code:

VB applies embedded casting which makes coding simpler but in C#, a lot of conversions and casting needs to be completed before you can write the same codes.

2. VB is not case-sensitive:

Besides the fact that case-sensitive language like C# allows you to specify public and private properties, it renders everything else a lot harder. You have to keep reaching for the Shift key to switch between lower and upper case when typing. You will end up making more mistakes especially if you accidentally left the Caps lock on. Case-sensitivity is a big reason to drop C#.

3. Semi-colon is ditched

Is it necessary to end every line with a semi-colon in C# when VB application development gives you absolute freedom from this line-ending character? All you C# buffs who still hit the ‘;’ key to end every sentence, just change all your code to Visual Basic. Lose the semi-colons to code simple and quick.

4. Auto correction works in Visual Basic

Auto correction technique IntelliSense works much better in VB than in C#.

5. Re-dimension arrays in VB

You can easily re-dimension arrays in VB using ‘Redim Preserve’ but in C#, you have to copy the array and insert a value before copying it back. In Visual Basic, Redim Preserve’ allow you to dynamically modify the length of an array, which you cannot do in C#.

6. Simpler Event handling

Compared to C#, Event handling is easier in VB. Instead of objects, VB links event handlers to variables. Event handlers in VB.NET could be written using Visual Studio IDE by selecting the object first and then the incident you wish to program from the dropdown.

7. VB provides interoperability

COM elements and Object forms are connected at runtime in VB so you can easily import Namespaces at project level rather than a particular file in C#.

8. Sensible symbols

VB makes use of sensible symbols. C#, on the other hand, uses obtuse ones. Here are a few instances:


a) Test if one or other condition is true

VB- Or

C#- ||

b) Test if two conditions are both true

VB- And

C#- &&

c) Test if a condition is not true

VB- Not

C#- !

d) Test if a condition is true within an if statement

VB- =

C#- ==

Undeniably, the it shows VB is designed using real simple and sensible symbols that don’t send you into a tizzy over comprehending the conditions they are actually meant for.

Syntactically speaking, VB and C# are different programming languages. They may have different origins and but both of them are part of the same .NET development framework platform that is administered by Microsoft. Both the languages have the same run-time mechanism and share similar platform features including garbage collection, cross language inheritance, debugging and exception handling.