By Imran Salahuddin | January 6th, 2017 |
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 analyzing the form, beforehand even if it attempts to load ActiveX control form libraries.
After converting the forms to VB.NET, the property _Flat Properties property should again be set to False. Also you would want to upgrade the VB6 Windows Forms applications to Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) as this is the future of Windows programming. WPF uses XAMIL to define the layout of the interface, which makes creating GUI easier in .NET. When it comes to compatibility, VB6 and VB.NET applications can be installed and run on the same computer as their components have good interoperability.
To successfully convert VB6 to VB.NET requires modifications. No matter what ever upgradation tool you use, there is not a completely automated, error free way to convert VB6 to VB.NET. A lot of programming and code review are required to fix the errors and debug the upgraded VB.NET application. It is a healthy mix of automated and manual coding efforts that go hand-in-hand for a developer who is involved in the migration process. Writing understandable codes and commenting every procedure makes the developer’s life a lot more-easier during application conversions. Just because there is VB in the name don’t be fooled that it is going to be easier. Improper planning and not doing it right from the start will no sooner put your project in trouble.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in February 2015 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness