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    conversion from vb6 to vb.net 2005

    can a project from vb6 be converted to vb.net2005?
    plz tell me if there is any way.

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    You cannot rely entirely on such upgrades.
    Half the time, it is just the simple codes that get upgraded.
    If you have your own modules, they don't work well either on upgrades.

    The best thing I found for myself was to just recode in VB.net

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    thanx

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    thanx will try this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emefa
    The best thing I found for myself was to just recode in VB.net
    This really is the best advice. When you go this route you assure yourself of not having to chase down "Ghosts" that may appear in the resulting code.
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    Wait until January 2008!

    In the meantime, check out:

    http://www.vbmigration.com/Default.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by delphied
    Wait until January 2008!
    Welcome to DevX

    Why? What is happening in January?
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    vb migration partner is being launched
    he gave the link to that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hack
    Welcome to DevX
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hack

    Why? What is happening in January?
    Looks like this just might provide the path forward for the gazillions of lines of vb6 code stuck in vb6.
    I have high hopes for vb migration partner's ability to port code based upon no more than Francesco Balena's rerputation and what I've seen on the site.
    If he succeeds then it will be nice to know that a path forward exists, even though I may never take it.
    Conflating fact that MS wasn't able (!) to provide such a path themselves with the fact that they broke vb6 code in the first place, however, might make one feel that going down this route is akin to giving a wife batterer one more shot.
    Personally I find myself obsessing about Delphi lately..I know, I know.

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    And I, on the other hand, inherently distrust converters. I would much rather go through the effort to rewrite it myself. That way, I know exactly what it is doing, how it is doing it, and when it is doing it.

    Those questions would always remain with me if I used anytype of converter.
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    Time = Money

    What's the biggest port you've done? How long did it take?

    If you let the convertor do the job and then spend a decent duration of time testing and debugging I'd say you'd end up with a far more reliable port in a fraction of the time that you'd need to rewrite.
    Just my opinion of course.

    Anyway isn't every upgrade from e.g vb5 to vb6 a conversion to some extent?
    I'm sure you wouldn't rewrite in those circumstances

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    Quote Originally Posted by delphied
    Anyway isn't every upgrade from e.g vb5 to vb6 a conversion to some extent?
    I'm sure you wouldn't rewrite in those circumstances
    Actually I did, but not the entire application as it necessary with going from vb6 to vb.net
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    vb migration partner looks promising.

    Has anyone tried VBTo (http://www.vbto.net) ?

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