vb 6.0 to VB.NET

yes, there are some of us still using vb 6.0. my question is.....
1. what tools are available for 6.0-.NET conversion?
2. is there continuing development for these conversion tools?
3. How useful are these tools i.e... do they help me replace varients, etc...?

thanks for the input,
-bythefsh
bythefshAsked:
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Excalibur_SoftwareConnect With a Mentor Commented:
bythefsh is there any more help I can give you before you close out this question?
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RonaldBiemansCommented:
There is a conversion tool in visual basic.net prof.

Although I would not recommend upgrading via a tool, just write it from scratch in .net, It will be far better code than any conversion tool ever could accomplish.

They can be help with a simple program but even then I would not recommend it


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RonaldBiemansCommented:
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Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 
Bob LearnedCommented:
I will climb on the don't-migrate-from-VB6-to-VB.NET band wagon also.  There are a significant amount of issues involved in migration.  I would think very hard about what you want to accomplish by migration versus starting fresh.  The two languages have similarities, but VB.NET has enough significant changes, that you should take the time to learn the new way of doing business before diving off into the pool head first, just to find out that it didn't have any water.

Just my humble opinions.  We opted for starting new, and waiting, instead of the headaches associated with migration.

Bob
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Excalibur_SoftwareCommented:
Ok for what it is worth I spend a lot of time helping companies (I'm and computer consultant) taking older programs and update them. most of the tools I have seen and tried to use have cause just as much trouble as they saved. There are a lot of things you can do in dot.net that vb 6.0 cannot do and the tools don't take advantage of these.
If you can take the time get a few books and see the changes for yourself.

I hope this helps you

Al
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TRUENEUTRALCommented:
I will jump on the bandwagon too, learnedone.  My experience has shown that the main reason *not* to use a conversion program is the old "laziness" syndrome.  Write the code over... it will give you practice and help you learn the new language.  You already have the advantage of being able to compare the existing app to your end product for testing.  Take advantage of this by using that saved time to hone your skills in the new language.

Those who move their house closer to the cheese will find it harder to find new cheese when it is gone.
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Bob LearnedCommented:
Hey, who moved my cheese? *GRIN*

Bob
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TRUENEUTRALCommented:
Smell the cheese often.

:)

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Bob LearnedCommented:
Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0399144463/002-4933006-3710464?v=glance

Was wondering if that is where you got the cheese reference, or was it just a happy coincidence?

Bob
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bythefshAuthor Commented:
thats just silly. anyway, it looks like i and my 1337@VB 6.0  buddy will try some of this conversion app shtuff to save time. Other than the fact that i had no idea what a varient was, are there any gargatuan diffrences tween the 2 versions/languages. with the advent of VS.net2005, i was wondering if M$ was continuing their (albeit meager) support for conversion apps.
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TRUENEUTRALCommented:
Don't count on it.  MS is not even happy supporting VB6...
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TRUENEUTRALCommented:
LearnedOne... yes, that's where I got it :)

My favorite:
If you don't change you can become extinct.
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bythefshAuthor Commented:
guess i should close this out. I thanks Excalibur_Software and others. i think we'll be doing the conversion by hand with little conversion-app involvement. thanks all
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