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Hi

I have an vba application which I am about to start upgrading to vb.net.

Is there any helpfull way to upgrade or is it a long process to do so, i.e recreation of forms etc.
Im sure some of the code can be salvaged.
A lot of my forms on vba have subforms attached, I believe in vb.net you must use midi, div and that subforms are not abvailable..
What is the quickest way of upgrading from vba to .net.

Hope someone can assist as always you do..
Thanks very much
Stephen
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In general, the quickest way to convert an application is to rewrite it -- especially for data-centric apps. Among other things, you will have to migrate all your data code to ADO .NET objects.

Subforms are not available, per se. However, in 2.0 you can now create a display the binds to another display (i.e. a grid or a bound set of controls). A fairly standard UI can now be created drag-and-drop, using object data sources. This may not be as much work as you think to rewrite.

Other possible motivations for the rewrite: .NET is object-orientd; VBA is not. In addition, n-tier design is rare with VBA -- .NET supports it easily through the use of multiple projects within a solution.
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