Concatenate Strings in Visual Basic .NET
Tags: VB.NET, VB 2008, VB 2010, VB 2012, VB 2013
This lesson explains concatenating strings in Visual Basic .NET
Visual Basic provides two concatenation operators: + and &. Both join two strings together.
Because the + symbol also represents an arithmetic operator, your code will be easier to read if you use the & symbol also knows as ampersand, for concatenation.
Using & can also make your code faster and lead to fewer problems because it lets Visual Basic know that the operands are strings.
' make a full name concatenate the first and the last name Dim FullName As String = String.Empty FullName = FirstName.Text & " " & LastName.Text ' test the result Console.WriteLine(FullName)