Let’s take a closer look at how generic types are declared. We’ve already seen the syntax used, using angle brackets
> to specify a comma-separated list of type parameters. For example, here’s another generic collection type with two type parameters:
class Dictionary<TKey, TValue>
When talking about generic types, use the word of to separate the name of the type from its type parameters, as denoted by angle brackets in C#. Visual Basic sounds like plain English language and uses the
Of keyword to make this explicit:
Class List(Of T) '...End Class
To construct a type out of the generic type, the same
of keyword is used, followed by the type to be substituted for the type parameter in that ...