What is the difference between typeof(), GetType() and IS in C# and VB.NET

What is the difference between typeof(), GetType() and is?

  • typeof() takes a type name specified at compile Time.
  • GetType() gets the Type of an Object at runtime
  • is returns true if an instance is in the inheritance tree. Since the is Keyword is casting the object, you should use it with care.
  • here is an example.

    class Employee { } 
    class Developer : Employee { }
    void PrintTypes(Employee e) { 
        print(e.GetType() == typeof(Employee)) // false 
        print(e is Employee)                   // true 
        print(e.GetType() == typeof(Developer))    // true

    What is the best datatype for money in C# and VB.NET

    The best Datatype for money in C# and VB.NET is Decimal.
    What is the MSDN saying about Decimal.

    The Decimal value type represents decimal numbers ranging from positive 79,228,162,514,264,337,593,543,950,335 to negative 79,228,162,514,264,337,593,543,950,335. The Decimal value type is appropriate for financial calculations requiring large numbers of significant integral and fractional digits and no round-off errors. The Decimal type does not eliminate the need for rounding. Rather, it minimizes errors due to rounding.