4 Critical factors to consider before VB Migration

4 Critical factors to consider before VB Migration
Migrating the VB application to VB.NET environment means the developer should have a thorough understanding of both the languages. This knowledge is essential to reduce the number of upgrade issues by preparing the source code well in advance to starting the actual conversion. Proper understanding of the two languages play an important role in understanding the modifications that are required for the migration process to be more efficient. Here we examine … Read More »

Spring Cleaning Your Legacy Applications with .NET Migration

Spring Cleaning Your Legacy Applications with .NET Migration
It’s time for you to open your closet to start spring cleaning. Similarly from a technology perspective, ask yourself, Do I have old applications that need to be cleaned out and modernized? Obsolete development platforms prevent legacy technologies from meeting the emerging needs of the tech savvy world. Migration of legacy applications to the latest technologies including .NET and Cloud Computing has become an inevitable. When thinking of new tech… Read More »

Tips and challenges on how to Import FoxPro DBF file to Microsoft SQL Server

Tips and challenges on how to Import FoxPro DBF file to Microsoft SQL Server
Importing FoxPro database to SQL Server is a major concern as there are a lot of uncertainties associated with how well the application will survive the conversion. FoxPro is a file-server system that supports both Database Management System (DBMS) and Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), but it lacks in transactional processing. It is ever compelling to move on to SQL server backend as the client/server database is more efficient than file serve… Read More »

14 Key Factors that Drive Application Modernization and Migration

14 Key Factors that Drive Application Modernization and Migration
Does your organization rely on legacy systems for daily operations? Are you in a dilemma whether to go for application modernization services or not? These are some common questions in organizations depending on legacy systems like VFP for daily operations. Today’s organizations definitely require application modernization to sustain business innovation and agility in the face of mounting IT complexity. “IT industry follows volatile trends as yesterday’… Read More »

Why people are saying VB.NET is dead

Why people are saying VB.NET is dead
Visual Basic was one of the most popular languages when it was released, but Microsoft still announced the end of life of VB6 by replacing it with VB.NET. With the emergence of C#, VB.NET was outshined even though there are large number of developers.  Currently, choosing VB.NET for development is considered weird among the technology community and it sounds odd considering the history and design ethic of the language. There are tons of solid facts and … Read More »

Why developers don’t convert VB6 to VB.NET

Why developers don’t convert VB6 to VB.NET
I have found that some developers don’t convert VB6 to VB.NET because of all the problems they have encountered in the past. Visual Studio .NET includes a conversion mechanism to convert VB6 to VB.NET. Did you know that the conversion engine is seemingly incapable to alter more radical property settings? Although this is objectively communal for everything but insignificant controls, the conversion engine flops with a program exception commonly while analy… Read More »

5 Prongs on Migrating Legacy VB6 Application to .NET

5 Prongs on Migrating Legacy VB6 Application to .NET
Eventually, VB6 developers must migrate to Visual Basic .NET and the .NET Framework. With the ever changing technology organizations are compelled to adapt VB.NET, which is a mix of best in class features of various development languages and platforms. Powered by C++ and a rich set of SDK developer tools, VB6 functionality is enhanced when migrated to .NET framework. Previously, moving from VB6 to newer version of VB was backward-compatible requiring minim… Read More »

VB6 to .NET migration in 10 steps

VB6 to .NET migration in 10 steps
Converting VB6 code to VB.NET is not a simple process that can be executed easily in spite of using automation tools. A number of automation tools are available in the market, with Microsoft itself being shipped with Visual Basic Upgrade Wizard. Some of the major changes undergone in VB6 is in the Common Language Runtime (CLR) new programming model. To reap maximum benefit out of the new features and structures of VB.NET, it is advisable to rewrite major s… Read More »

Microsoft .NET – A Popular Platform for Legacy Migration

Microsoft .NET – A Popular Platform for Legacy Migration
Microsoft .NET is definitely a quantum leap over the traditional legacy systems like Visual FoxPro (VFP), COBOL, VB, etc. Though organizations have invested huge amounts in building their systems using legacy technologies, there is a need for migrating existing legacy applications into the .NET framework. So the question, as to which application needs migration to .NET is something to be debated on, whether the entire application or only selected component… Read More »

Top 3 Robust Platforms for Visual FoxPro Replacement

Top 3 Robust Platforms for Visual FoxPro Replacement
As hardware and operating systems continue to evolve, the 32 bit architecture based FoxPro seldom scales the requirements of modern business demands. Microsoft has announced the end of life of Visual FoxPro with VFP 9 version being the last one. Also, they revoked the mainstream and extended support for all versions of FoxPro and VFP. So what next? Moving your mission critical applications written in VFP to a stable and vendor supported platform requires s… Read More »
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