4 Critical VB Migration Steps

4 Critical VB Migration Steps

By Imran Salahuddin | April 21st, 2015 |

VB6 Migration Methodology

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.

Visual Basic is now a true object-oriented language.

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.

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Imran Salahuddin
Director, Migration Services at Macrosoft Inc
Imran serves as Macrosoft’s Migration Director. With two decades of industry experience, Imran continues to demonstrate his ability to ensure seamless migrations. Imran works with Project Managers, sales/strategy teams, and clients to ensure the successful migration of legacy applications. Moreover, Imran exhibits effective communication skills and an eye for quality service.

As a Microsoft Certified and PMI Project Management Professional, Imran can migrate a myriad of difficult technologies. Most recently, he migrated a VFP legacy application which communicated to networking equipment. Testing the application without detailed knowledge of the domain was the real challenge.

Imran also dedicates his time to IoT (Internet of Things), as well as Online Sales, and looks to improve upon all of Macrosoft’s existing verticals.
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