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Choosing .NET Languages.

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Let me clarify something first:I do know VB but since the arrival of C# i dont know whether i should continue with the new VB or choose C#,i have already started reading C# though,which seems very good. So which do you think is best for game development Visual Basic .NET or C# .NET and with which you are most likely to find work in general,that means non gaming related. LISTEN YOU CAN FLAME ALL YOU WANT.THIS IS A FREE WORLD AFTERALL.THE REASON I DONT CARE IS THAT THE MODERATOR WILL CLOSE THE THREAD IF THE THING GETS OUT OF HAND.I JUST WANT YOUR OPINION AND NOT A WAR OF WHOM IS MORE RIGHT.

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for games, c++.. or, if you want, c# for the gamestructure, and managed c++ for the lowlevel stuff to work with..

for other stuff: c#

i just hate vb, so i can''t see any point in it..

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It doesnt matter all that much - the languages are virtually identical under the hood. It mostly comes down to what kind of syntax you prefer.


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Let me put it this way:>Which has the easiest syntax and is easy to learn in your opinion?
Hey i always ask this question even if i am not a beginner.

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I would look at C# if I were you.

It''s not perfect, but it''s a nice, fairly clean, language, that''s fairly well-suited to the .NET environment.

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C# is decent enough, I only have a passing familiarity with VB but I got the idea that is wasn''t good.

However I would go with C++ if you are smart enough to buy a good book such as Accelerated C++. If you buy a C style book that slaps C++ on at the end then it will be hard to learn and I''d have to recommend C# over that.

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Check out http://www.thona-consulting.com/VisualBasicVsCSharp.pdf for a comparison of C# vs. Visual Basic.NET - the differences are pretty significant.

The link stays up til tuesday - then this moves to it''s final location.


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Thomas Tomiczek
THONA Consulting Ltd.
(Microsoft MVP C#/.NET)

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No. It is confidential and marked as work in progress until it''s final release. Just dont have it reprinted.

Around Wednesday I will take it off and we will have a final version (not confidential) all over the place, and this will be announced on our homepage :-)


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Thomas Tomiczek
THONA Consulting Ltd.
(Microsoft MVP C#/.NET)

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