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Basically, agree, but by somewhat different reasons.

Yes, VB.NET is similar in features compared to C# but always goes behind. Microsoft just does not take VB.NET as seriously as the flagship of C#. Other problems are more serious: VB.NET would be a pretty bad investment. First, C# and C++/CLI go through strict standardization under ECMA and then under ISO, but it never happens to VB.NET. I cannot believe it might ever happen in future.

There is one more reason, the social one. The fact is: many developers considering themselves at least "professional" do not take anything named similar to "VB" as "real". The historical reasons just do not matter (VB earned bad reputation with both quality and popularity with poor developers, and whatever else), this is the real attitude of real people. This is not for the flame wars or something like that. I'm trying not to express my own attitude; this is just a "medical fact", fact of nature.

In fact, if you try to find an answer of some technical question in .NET, best answers are usually in C#, and much more finding on most difficult topics will appear in C#. So, a serious VB.NET developer should also understand at least some C#.

By the way C++/CLI is a powerful thing which should be taken into consideration. I can see some drawbacks in it (I used to discuss on CodeProject pages). For example, I saw Microsoft article where they explained that it has its special optimized instead of general-purpose .NET optimizer used with other compilers. Mixed mode and value (stack) semantic for reference type are unique to this language (not counting IL).

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