Paul Vick discusses Nullable Types in the Whidbey release of Visual Basic

You may have been hearing a bit about nullable types in Whidbey (a feature in both VB and C#) but you should read this post by Paul to get an explanation of what they are, how they work and why they are useful… all from a VB point of view!

There’s been a little confusion about how VB’s going to handle nullable types in VB 2005, so let me try and amplify a little bit on the

entry on the VB team blog

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What are nullable types?

One of the primary differences between value types such as Integer or structures and reference types such as Form or String is that reference types support a null value…. (continued in the full post)

Author: Duncan Mackenzie

I'm the Developer Lead for the Channel 9 team, formerly worked on MSDN as a developer, content strategist and author.

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