Line Continuation in VB.NET
This article discusses the line continuation keyword and syntax in VB.NET language.
Line continuation is needed when you want to spread out a single line of code into multiple lines. If you do not use a line continuation, you will get a syntax error in Visual Studio 2010.
A line continuation is represented by a single underscore ("_ ") character with a combination of a white-space before the underscore and immediately followed by a whitespace. A line continuation must also have at least one character after the second whitespace, something like following:
SomeCharacter WhiteSpace UnderScore WhiteSpace SomeCharacter
The code snippet in Listing 1 creates a function and uses line continuation in function definition as well as in the code inside the function.
Function LineContinuationSnippet(ByVal NumberOne As Integer, _
ByVal NumberTwo As Integer) _
If (NumberOne > NumberTwo Or _
NumberOne = NumberTwo) Then