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Does anyone know of a good set of documentation that explains in plain english how to do things in 2008 converting from the vb6 way of doing it.

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Thanks but i use visual basic.
I can't believe that Microsoft release a product without useful documentation.
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>>Thanks but i use visual basic
Look at the 2nd link, there are lots of references to migration

>> can't believe that Microsoft release a product without useful documentation
vb6 is a totally deprecated product. after it, there where many versions of vb (2003, 2005, 2008).
You cannot expect a vb6 -> 2008 documentation. When vb 7.0 appeared (2002), that is 7 years ago, there was a lot of information about migration.
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by:JoseJalapeno
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How does that help me now?
There is nothing whatsoever as far as i can see that is aimed at the beginner. Microsoft seem to assume that you were born with the knowledge.
If there is such a thing please let me know where there is a comprehensive guide to the datagridview. don't bother with MSDN, i find that useless, might as well be written in greek.
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Have you tried the auto-migration feature in Visual Studio?
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/vb/Migration.aspx

Besides this, consider vb6 and vb.net are different in lots of areas, specially in database handling. You have to learn ADO.Net for modern database access.
I suggest to look for more tutorials in codeproject.com for each specific area you want to learn about.
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by:JoseJalapeno
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Thanks for your persistence but perhaps i should have been clear I am used to vba for Access 2007.
I have used recordsets etc in vba but just things like events are so different. I have not yet found a good easy explanation. Most books just cover the bare essentials, they never go into the good stuff that you really need to know. MSDN shows usage but not how to use, if you know what i mean.
One of the things which seems to be a core part of database application programming is the datagridview and associated tables and bindings. Please tell me where i can find docs on the data part of vb2008. Where can i find out about how to do all the datagridview good stuff. All i have found is how to bind to a database, nothing about controls as fields.
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I still suggest codeproject.com as the best source of code samples and tutorials. There should be dozens of well explained examples of datagridview and data binding, like:
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/database/databinding_tutorial.aspx

If you want to really exploit all potential of .net, I suggest you to switch to C# (vb.net is totally different from vb6 or vba anyway). There are 4 or 5 times more source code available for it.
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