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Visual Basic: A Beginner's Tutorial by Jayden Ky

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Chapter 5

Core Classes

Before discussing other object-oriented programming (OOP) features, let’s examine several important classes that are commonly used in Visual Basic. These classes are included in the class library that come with the .NET Framework. Mastering them will help you understand the examples that accompany the next OOP lessons.

The most prominent class of all is definitely System.Object. However, it is hard to talk about this class without first covering inheritance, which we will do in Chapter 6, “Inheritance.” Therefore, System.Object is only discussed briefly in this chapter. Right now I will concentrate on classes that you can use in your programs. I’ll start with System.String and System.Text.StringBuffer. Then, I’ll discuss ...

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