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    William R. Cousert Guest

    Convert VB6 forms to Windows Forms, free/cheap Windows Forms designers

    Are there any utilities to convert VB6 forms to Windows forms? I'm currently
    evaluating the free SDK.

    Also, are there any free or cheap Windows Forms designers?



  2. #2
    Jim Pragit Guest

    Re: Convert VB6 forms to Windows Forms, free/cheap Windows Forms designers


    Hi William,

    "William R. Cousert" <wrcousert@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >Are there any utilities to convert VB6 forms to Windows forms? I'm currently
    >evaluating the free SDK.


    Yes, but it's not part of the SDK. When you buy Visual Studio .NET (or Visual
    Basic .NET) from Microsoft, it comes with an Upgrade Wizard. You simply
    load a VB6 project in VB.NET and the Upgrade Wizard will attempt to covert
    the code (with varying degrees of success) to VB.NET. This upgrade process
    includes converting VB6 forms to VB.NET Windows Forms. If you haven't already,
    you might want to check out the following web page for more information on
    upgrading to VB.NET:

    http://www.msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic...rade/guide.asp

    Also, Microsoft Press has a book on upgrading to VB.NET titled, "Upgrading
    Microsoft® Visual Basic® 6.0 to Microsoft Visual Basic .NET". I haven't had
    a chance to read it yet, but I've heard a few good things about it:

    http://www.microsoft.com/MSPress/books/5699.asp

    >Also, are there any free or cheap Windows Forms designers?


    Not that I know of. You might want to check out SharpDevelop. It doesn't
    include a Windows Forms designer but it is free:

    http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SD/default.asp

    But to be honest, Visual Basic.NET isn't that expensive. You can buy the
    Standard Edition for only $99 US. The enhanced IDE alone is worth the price.

    I hope I've been of help to you. Good luck!

    - Jim

  3. #3
    Mike Mitchell Guest

    Re: Convert VB6 forms to Windows Forms, free/cheap Windows Forms designers

    On 20 Feb 2002 17:41:54 -0800, "Jim Pragit" <NoSpam@NoSpam.com> wrote:

    >But to be honest, Visual Basic.NET isn't that expensive. You can buy the
    >Standard Edition for only $99 US. The enhanced IDE alone is worth the price.


    And you can reuse the graphics in other programming languages, too!
    Cheaper than buying clip art.

    MM

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