Visual Basic 6 and VB.Net on the same PC?

Posted on 2005-02-28
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Last Modified: 2013-11-25
Historically, if you upgraded VB (4 to 5, 5 to 6...), you had to commit to recompiling and re-figuring out all of dependencies for your project for creating a distribution/install because of shared & upgraded components in the new version of VB.

I get the impression that VB.Net does not cause this catch-22 and that they can coexist on the same PC without messing up your projects.  Am I correct?  Or will I have to place it on a discrete machine...

Question by:midknyte
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Mike Tomlinson earned 525 total points
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VB6 and VB.Net can both be installed on the same machine without any interference.  I run both on WinXP Pro SP2 with no problems at all.


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Smallint earned 75 total points
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Both installed on a 2K3 server and really good, any problem. Please, no points, Idle_Mind has answered question. Simply I was adding a non-common development environment... :))
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Sethi earned 75 total points
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I am repeating the above already given information.
VB6 and Vb.Net or Visual Studio.Net are in no way related to each other and that's why do not interfere with each other.
Vb.Net gets installed in a different folder by default and doesn't looks for any previous version of VB or clashes with any previous version. I also have both installed on same machine.
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Arthur_Wood earned 75 total points
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I have VB 6.0, VB.NET 2003 AND VB.NET 2005 Express all on my Work machine, and no problems whatsoever.

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Thanks all!
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Thanks is OK...but I didn't understand why were we given B grade?

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