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Migrating to Visual Basic.NET from Visual Basic 6


Those already familiar with Visual Basic shouldn't have to worry about migrating to Visual Basic.NET. In this article Vaijayantee shows us how to upgrade our existing applications to Visual Basic.NET, different .NET variable types, and her own personal programming recommendations. After reading this article you'll be able to migrate from VB6 to VB.NET in no time!

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By: Vaijayantee Sateesh Kamat
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April 08, 2002
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · Migrating to Visual Basic.NET from Visual Basic 6
  2. · Upgrading to Visual Basic.NET
  3. · Upgrade Report and Comments
  4. · Upgrade Report
  5. · Programming Recommendations
  6. · Control Changes in Visual Basic .NET
  7. · Summary

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Migrating to Visual Basic.NET from Visual Basic 6 - Summary
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To summarize, Visual Basic.NET is a totally different platform and upgrading the applications from Visual Basic 6 need to be done carefully. Most of the automatic change is handled well by the Upgrade Wizard. Yet, many a times you will have to make manual changes to the code. It is wiser to anticipate the problems that will be faced by the Upgrade Wizard. So that appropriate changes can be incorporated in the application to be upgraded.

Following steps will summarize the steps required for upgrading a Visual Basic 6 project to Visual Basic.NET
  • Learn .NET framework and Visual Basic.NET
  • Prepare your application for Upgrading
  • Upgrade Wizard is called automatically
  • It upgrades the application and creates an Upgrade Report alerting you to the errors and warnings
  • Read and understand the Upgrade report created by the Wizard
  • Make the changes wherever required

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