VB6

Need for VB6 Migration

VB6 reached its end of life a while ago and if you are still running your business-critical functions on a VB6 application, time is now to transform your business to the future. While considering migration options, focus on choosing a platform such as .NET which is robust, secure, mobile-ready and lends your application zero downtime with its fast & easy maintenance capability. In-house application migrating is a daunting task for most companies due to diminishing pool of qualified resources in both existing and future technologies, shifting priorities and funding. Working with an experienced team of migration experts at Macrosoft mitigates the risks involved in VB6 transformation.

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Convert VB6 to VB.NET

VB6 migration to .NET requires significant re-write effort to produce a functionally similar .NET application. Automated tools available in the market for code conversion perform a 1-to-1 analysis and porting, but do not offer a complete experience and functionality of the new application. Underlying difference is that VB6 is an event-driven object-based programming language while .NET framework is object oriented. In reality, a complete migration project requires thorough analysis and testing by skilled resources in VB6 as well as .NET framework.  Macrosoft has an expert team of VB6 and .NET developers to perform both tasks and collaborate with the client during the transformation process. This ensures a high degree of efficiency and success in conversion.

Challenges in VB6 Migrations

FoxPro and Visual FoxPro has been a dynamic application development platform for lots of medium scale applications. Visual FoxPro 9.0 provides tools for developing high performance, 32-bit database applications and components. But, VFP has shown slowness in business process, especially on multi-user platforms with the increase of database size.

Macrosoft’s VB6 conversion process begins with a transformation plan followed by analysis and identification, requirements gathering and building the architecture for the solution. VB6 to VB.NET migration is carried out in a systematic way using our proven methodology.

A successful strategy for conversion is to use the Microsoft Upgrade wizard. Microsoft Upgrade Wizard is a VB6 Converter utility that aids in speeding up the conversion process. The first step is to automatically convert the VB6 code base using this tool. The benefit of migrating VB6 to VB.NET is that existing functional modules with good interoperability with .NET Framework assembly can be reused, hence reducing the conversion time. The code can be plugged into the .NET class library and be called from the module/function from common assembly.

Macrosoft’s VB6 transformation team has seen these patterns hundreds of time and are able to quickly identify and reuse code to improve efficiency.

Challenges in VB6 migration

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