build vb.net forums

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by Guest, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hello!

    does anybody know of any forum template in vb.net that I can work with. I
    would like to build a forum, but all that templates I found is in C#. In
    fact I'm finding alot of the cool stuff I want to do, there coded in C#. I'm
    wondering if I should have taken up C#, but I thougt for a new programmer
    vb.net would be the way to go.

    So for a general question, how easy is it to program in C# as well as
    VB.net. I'm still new to vb.net and programming all together, only a couple
    of years. I would hate to confuse myself even further then I already am.
    Would it be worth my while to try C#, or should i get better at vb.net?

    And, where can I find a good template for a forum for vb.net.

    TIA!

    Rudy
     
    Guest, Mar 7, 2005
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    David Kyle Guest

    Hello Rudy,

    C# and VB.NET are exactly the same language except in different syntax.
    Anything that is written in VB.NET is easilly Ported to C# and vis-versa
    with only minor syntax changes.

    I find that many people perfer to work in C# because it's much like a cross
    between Java and C++ and thus is easy for most programmers to pick up. The
    only reason I would suggest switching is because it's really become the
    standard for coding with the dot net framework and almost all examples are
    written in C# and it makes it easyer to read the examples if you are fluent
    with the C# syntax.

    Cheers!

    David Kyle
     
    David Kyle, Mar 7, 2005
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  3. If you switch to C# then you'll get frustrated when you find code samples
    that are only in VB.NET.
    The only way to win is to learn both. Really it's mostly minor syntactical
    differences.
    You don't have to learn both right away though. If you want to understand
    VB.NET a little better before you embark on the journey of C# then I
    wouldn't blame you.
    VB.NET is a good, solid programming language and you made a good choice.

    The Community Starter Kit contains forum code and it's available in C#, J#,
    and VB.NET:
    http://www.asp.net/StarterKits/DownloadCommunity.aspx?tabindex=0&tabid=1
    http://www.asp.net/Default.aspx?tabindex=8&tabid=47
     
    Steve C. Orr [MVP, MCSD], Mar 7, 2005
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    Gordon Smith Guest

    The only thing I'll add to what the others posted is this.
    I learned VB.NET first, wrote a small but non trivial application in VB.NET,
    then ported it to C# after reviewing the syntax differences. Most of the
    "conversion" to C# simply involved adding semicolons at the end of many
    lines of code. This is because calls to base class libraries are really not
    different between the languages... and much of what you will use in your
    code is the base class libraries (don't try to learn them all, there are too
    many: just learn how they are organized and how to navigate the
    documentation - it's actually quite useful).

    HTH
     
    Gordon Smith, Mar 8, 2005
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    Guest Guest

    Thank you all!
    C# maybe isn't that scarry. There is a sample application I found, only a
    few forms that's in C#. Maybe I'll take a shot and transfer it to VB. I also
    downloaded the community web pages, it's perfect. I just have to figure out
    how to only implement the forum pages, the rest of the site I don't need.
    Thanks again for all your input!

    Rudy
     
    Guest, Mar 8, 2005
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  6. Juan T. Llibre, Mar 8, 2005
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