typical “typo” for VB developers using C#

Someone who sat in on my C# for VB programmers session at Code Camp emailed with a little problem. DataSet.Table(“myTable”) was throwing the error

Error: ‘System.Data.DataSet.Tables’ denotes a ‘property’ where a ‘method’ was expected

It is such a common mistake we VB people make in C# because those parens are just totally second nature to us! Even I had to think about it a minute before I saw the problem! It’s

DataSet.Table[“myTable“]

The funny thing was seeing a C# programmer complaining that in VB, everything is parens and it makes it hard to tell if we are referring to a parameter or an element, making a method call or getting info out of an array/collection. Great perspective!


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