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Visual Basic .NET by Shirish Chavan

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Chapter 12

Using Built-in Functions

The built-in functions in Visual Basic are classified into the following categories according to their capabilities: Input and output, file handling, data type inspection, data type conversion, string handling, formatting, mathematical, date and time, financial, drawing, and miscellaneous. The discussion on file handling and graphics handling functions is deferred to a later part of this book. Other built-in functions are discussed in this chapter. After reading this chapter, the reader will be able to use these functions effectively in projects.

12.1 BUILT-IN FUNCTIONS

You have already used built-in functions. For example, MsgBox ( ) and InputBox ( ) are built-in functions. Visual Basic offers a good stock ...

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