How to use this tool?

This free online converter lets you convert code from VB.NET to COBOL in a click of a button. To use this converter, take the following steps -

  1. Type or paste your VB.NET code in the input box.
  2. Click the convert button.
  3. The resulting COBOL code from the conversion will be displayed in the output box.

Key differences between VB.NET and COBOL

SyntaxVB.NET uses a syntax similar to the BASIC programming language, with a focus on readability and simplicity.COBOL uses a verbose and English-like syntax, which can be more complex and harder to read compared to VB.NET.
ParadigmVB.NET is primarily an object-oriented programming language, but it also supports procedural and functional programming paradigms.COBOL is primarily a procedural programming language, with limited support for object-oriented programming.
TypingVB.NET is a statically-typed language, which means that variable types are checked at compile-time.COBOL is a statically-typed language, but it also supports dynamic typing through the use of the VARIANT data type.
PerformanceVB.NET is generally considered to have good performance, especially when compiled to native code.COBOL is known for its efficiency and performance, especially in handling large-scale business applications.
Libraries and frameworksVB.NET has a wide range of libraries and frameworks available, including the .NET Framework and third-party libraries.COBOL has a more limited selection of libraries and frameworks compared to VB.NET, with a focus on business-oriented solutions.
Community and supportVB.NET has a large and active community, with extensive documentation and support available.COBOL has a smaller and more specialized community, but there are still resources and support available for developers.
Learning curveVB.NET has a relatively low learning curve, especially for developers familiar with BASIC or other .NET languages.COBOL has a steeper learning curve, especially for developers without prior experience in mainframe or business programming.