Visual Basic Won’t Evolve; C#, F# Updated

  • Visual Basic is essentially deprecated but is supported with .NET 5.0.
  • Organizations with Visual Basic codebases should be prepared to migrate code to a new programming language, although it is not immediately necessary.
  • C# 9.0 and F# 5.0, the newest versions of those programming languages, arrived alongside .NET 5.0.

A Mar. 2020 announcement stated that Microsoft “does not plan to evolve” the Visual Basic (VB) programming language, although its latest version is supported by .NET 5.0, which was released in Nov. 2020.

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