Potentially dumb question follows

Is Visual Basic 2012 and VB.Net the same thing?

If not, will RhinoCommon work with VB2012?

Okay, you can stop laughing now! :slight_smile:



They are the same

VB.Net is the generic name for Visual Basic. It was introduced with .Net and Visual Studio. It is one of the languages, along with Visual C++, Visual C# and some others which are included with Visual Studio. There are also free standalone versions of each of the Visual Studio languages available from Microsoft and shipped with a simplified and feature-sparse version of Visual Studio which many students and hobbyists use for (relatively) simple programs. The first .Net version came along with, I believe, ,Net 2.0 or 2.5 and was called Visual Basic 2008. Improved Basic versions came out more or less with each improved version of .Net and Visual Studio. If I recall, they were 2010, 2012, and now 2013. VB6 was the last version that compiled native code. The VB.Net versions only compile managed code using the .Net libraries (namespaces).

I can’t imagine why VB 2012 wouldn’t work with RhinoCommon, but Steve Baer or Dale Fugier will have to be the final authority on that.

Hope this wasn’t answer overkill :smile:.

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VB2010, VB2012, and VB2013 all work with RhinoCommon

The '.NET" part was dropped from the product title between the 2003 and 2005 releases.

Great, thanks for the clarification.