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Vb 6 or vb.net

Hi Experts,

i am very new to programming and just got a job as programmer and it was very unfortunate that i got a take over a senior programmer position.

The current application i need to support is vb6 and all the development i need to do (new projects) will be in vb.net platform. I got some basic knowledge in vb.net and inteneded to learn more. I dont know vb6 syntatx and i dont think i spent my time to study both vb.net and vb6.  What should i do?
Now .net got demand, vb6 none of the employer needed also, if i learn vb.net, will i be able to support vb6 application also. Pls advice.

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nyee84
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Harisha M GCommented:
Hi, learn VB.NET

VB6 is old, and it is almost similar in syntax with VB.NET

So, if you won't have any problems understanding VB6 programs and with some effort, you can master that also :)

Good Luck !

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Harish
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Mike TomlinsonMiddle School Assistant TeacherCommented:
The two languages share similar syntax but that is where the similiarities end.

Learning VB.Net would certainly allow you to READ VB6 code and understand what is going on.

But the underlying architectures and methodologies are so different that you would have much heartache figuring out how to do many, many things in VB6 that you will have become accustomed to in the VB.Net world.

The opposite scenario would be the same as well.  If you learned VB6, you might be able to READ VB.Net code but actually writing code would be different story.

The bottom line is this:

    They are two different languages, so if you need to maintain both VB6 and VB.Net applications, you have to learn both.


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maralansCommented:
Here is a good comparison of what Idle Mind is describing.

http://www.thescarms.com/vbasic/VB6vsVBNet.asp
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nyee84Author Commented:
Hi Experts,

some more inputs needed
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