I am relatively inexperienced with VB things, but will be taking over the development of a fairly simple VB application. I am a bit confused with the different VB/Visual Studio packages on offer and need to make sure I get the right one, especially given the considerable price difference.
First of all, the application was written in VB6.0. Will it be possible to continue developing this in VB.Net, without transforming the code into VB.Net. I ask this because it is tricky to find VB 6.0 development packages nowadays.
Secondly, I have to choose between the full Visual Studio .Net Professional Edition (which costs around £800) and the basic Visual Basic .Net Standard Edition (which costs £80). The application to be developed only uses VB, so I don't need things like c#. It references the following objects:
MS ActiveX Data Objects 2.7 lib
MS Word 11.0 Object Library
MS Excell 11.0 Object Library
VB for Applications
VB runtime objects and procedures
VB objects and procedures
MS Scripting Runtime
The application also uses MS Sql Server (for which we have a licence already, through the Action Pack).
I have a feeling VB.Net SE should be enough, but am wondering if anybody can give me a more definite answer? Sorry if it's a strange question, but any advice is much appreciated...