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  1. #1
    Richard Guest

    VB6 conversion wizard unavailable in VB .NET - why?



    Why is the VB6 conversion wizard unavailable in the VB .NET (standard) package?
    There is no professional version of VB .NET, although there is Visual Studio
    Professional (I think).

    I have been led to believe, including by Microsoft's web site itself, that
    the wizard is available in VB .NET

    Why do I have to buy VS Pro/Enterprise or whatever to have the VB6 conversion
    wizard when it should be in the VB .NET package? I shouldn't have to buy
    C# and C++ to get the wizard when I am a VB developer.

    Anybody else with this gripe? Microsoft rips us off yet again.

    Richard


  2. #2
    Constance J. Petersen Guest

    Re: VB6 conversion wizard unavailable in VB .NET - why?

    "Richard" <rak@airnet.com.au> wrote in message news:3c953aa2$1@10.1.10.29...
    > Why is the VB6 conversion wizard unavailable in the VB .NET (standard)

    package?
    > There is no professional version of VB .NET, although there is Visual Studio
    > Professional (I think).


    The standard edition is a limited edition, designed (I believe) for getting
    started with learning Visual Basic .NET.

    > Why do I have to buy VS Pro/Enterprise or whatever to have the VB6 conversion
    > wizard when it should be in the VB .NET package? I shouldn't have to buy
    > C# and C++ to get the wizard when I am a VB developer.
    >
    > Anybody else with this gripe? Microsoft rips us off yet again.


    Because you're already a VB developer, you can get the $549 upgrade price less a
    $300 rebate, bringing the cost of Visual Studio .NET Pro to $249 (or maybe less
    at street prices). I don't consider that to be rip-off pricing.
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  3. #3
    Richie Von Rauchhaupt Guest

    Re: VB6 conversion wizard unavailable in VB .NET - why?


    Make sure you still have VB6 still installed on the machine. I had the same
    problem and it took forever to figure out. Basiclly I uninstalled it to gain
    enough space to install .net figuring that vb6 was "obsolete" and it gave
    me that error... I brought my vb6 project to work where vb6 and .net were
    installed and it worked. You might have to uninstall .net then install vb6
    then reinstall .net again atleast thats what I had to do.

    --RiCh


    "Constance J. Petersen" <constance@smartisans.com> wrote:
    >"Richard" <rak@airnet.com.au> wrote in message news:3c953aa2$1@10.1.10.29...
    >> Why is the VB6 conversion wizard unavailable in the VB .NET (standard)

    >package?
    >> There is no professional version of VB .NET, although there is Visual

    Studio
    >> Professional (I think).

    >
    >The standard edition is a limited edition, designed (I believe) for getting
    >started with learning Visual Basic .NET.
    >
    >> Why do I have to buy VS Pro/Enterprise or whatever to have the VB6 conversion
    >> wizard when it should be in the VB .NET package? I shouldn't have to buy
    >> C# and C++ to get the wizard when I am a VB developer.
    >>
    >> Anybody else with this gripe? Microsoft rips us off yet again.

    >
    >Because you're already a VB developer, you can get the $549 upgrade price

    less a
    >$300 rebate, bringing the cost of Visual Studio .NET Pro to $249 (or maybe

    less
    >at street prices). I don't consider that to be rip-off pricing.
    >--
    >Constance Petersen, DevX newsgroup section leader
    >SoftMedia Artisans, Inc.
    >http://www.smartisans.com
    >For useful, usable software and Web sites
    >Featured Web design: http://www.keweenawnow.com/
    >--
    >Please reply in the newsgroup so everyone can benefit
    >
    >
    >



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