Objects and Visual Basic
What's in this chapter?
Composition of an Object
Characteristics of Value Types versus Reference Types
Commands: If Then, Else, Select Case
Common Value Types (Structures)
Common Reference Types (Classes)
Parameter passing ByVal and ByRef
Working with Objects
Data type conversions
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This chapter takes you through the basic syntax of Visual Basic. With its transition many years ago to .NET, Visual Basic like all native .NET languages, became an object-oriented language. At the time this was a major transition, and even now you continue to talk about how Visual Basic supports the four major defining concepts required for a language to be fully object-oriented: