- Do not use the Optional keyword when defining a public method in a public class.
- Use overloading to support methods with different numbers of arguments
- Even though Optional is CLS-compliant, they are not visible to C# clients.
- For example, if a VB.NET method takes one regular argument and three optional ones, a C# client always must pass four arguments
- Use the DirectCast operator instead of CType/CInt when you unbox a value type, such as convert a object to an Integer.
- This is inefficient => CInt(object) or CType(object, Integer)
- Use this => DirectCast(object, Integer)
- Unlike CType, the DirectCast operator is never translated to a call into the CLR library and is therefore more efficient.
- The CType operator should be used only to perform conversions - for example, from string to Integer or DateTime.