By Imran Salahuddin | April 21st, 2015 |
Migrating the VB application to .NET environment should be handled considering two design aspects – either build from scratch thereby taking full advantage of the .NET platform or fit the existing code base to run on the .NET framework. However, the latter method suits better as building the application from ground up on the .NET platform assures the total functionality fit properly. Most customers prefers to have the full application features available and Visual Basic gets updated to the next generation of web applications.
Some unintuitive and unreliable features such as GoSub/Return and DefInt have been removed from the language.
Because of a VB migration the result is a galvanized Visual Basic, which will go on to be the most dynamic tool for creating Windows-based applications, and is now positioned to be the best tool for creating the next-generation Web sites.
Right way to VB migration of any Visual Basic 6.0to .NET requires a few important steps and they go as follows:
1. Execute an assessment based on project collection guidelines
2. Complete changes based on pre-migration recommendations
3. Upgrade the Visual Basic 6.0 application to .NET
4. Perform alterations based on post-migration references
Remember, when making a VB migration you will see what features the upgrade wizard does not upgrade from 6.0, and that will set you on your way to a complete upgrade.