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Hi...

Just quick question....

**If i have a source code for application written in VB..
can it easily be coverted into VC++ ?

Or there is no such a thing?  it will reqiure
programming from the scratch?

Or it depends on what the code does?
(if this is the case, i will provide the
application's details)

**I Think that the produced .exe file is much
smaller if the applicaton was written in
VC++ .. is that ture?


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No, it cannot be easily converted.
You would be better off converting it by hand or making some of the VB app into ActiveX so you can reuse it in the VC app.
There may be 3rd party products that will convert some of the code for you.

Yes, generically, VC++ EXEs will be smaller and you can fix it so it is not DLL dependant.
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by:TheFriend
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Are you kidin?

VB is basic, that's for kids to play (and make Anti Microsoft viruses). For C++ you gotta get serious.

You start doing it from scratch, but forms and dialogs are not so easy in Visual C++. Don't let the name 'Visual' trick you. There is NOTHING visual in VC++.
Coding requires a lot of C, C++ and WINAPI knowledge.

You can use Borland C++ Builder 5/6. Its IDE very similar to VB and easy to use with forms and dialogs. You can assign all the events right there on the property box of a say a button , listview or a webservice object. It will generate functions and classes with proper C++ syntax, so that you can compile your app error free and learn how the syntax is used in C++.

VB application's exe part may be smaller than an equivalent app. in C++, but the VB interpreter or runtime library is not. That exe part of your VB app and the runtime library is just like java.class + JRE, or javascript+Internet Explorer.


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