hello everybody,
i started learning vb.net around 3-4 days ago. And now i playing with operators . There i have one doubt :

is it possible to treat string value like a operator ?

for example : let suppose , there are 2 variable named a ,b of integer type which will store 2 numeric values. and one variable of string type named opertor_type of string type which will store the operator symbol.

a=10
b=20
operator_type="+"

and here is where my doubt arise

a operator_type b              'for a+b

is that kind of statement allowed in vb.net or not ?
However i done it using switch statement.

What you are trying to do is indeed not possible.
There is something like operator overloading, but it is rarely needed in every day use of VB, so I would not spoil my learning energy on it right now.

thanks for quick reply.
i wanted to know to if there exist any other way to use strings as operator but i didn't find any useful that's why i created thread here and now i am sure that this is really very rare .

thanks.