Thank you for visiting the forums here. Perhaps, even after the week you might pop in occasionally?

I use Visual Basic 2005 at work a lot because it is verbose and my boss can read and have a basic understanding of what I am doing. However, one of the things I really like about C# is the brevity. For example:

Int? x = null;
Int y = 30;
Int z = x ?? y;
Is there any plans for this kind of ability to be added to Visual Basic? Perhaps, the option to write out the code verbosely, or use a "short hand" way?

Thank you for your answer.