Migrating Application from Visual Studio C++ 6.0 using MFC to Visual Studio C++ 2008

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I want to Migrate Windows Form application written in Visual Studio C++ 6.0, using MFC to Visual Studio C++ 2008. I allowed the VS2008 upgrade the code automatically, but I still get the errors while build, specially with header files like fstream.h and iostream.h. Is there any reference guide or case study I can refer to, which will guide me with the steps to take to completely migrate the code, and issue I may face with the migration.
Abhimanyu_ShuklaAsked:
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pgnatyukCommented:
In Visual Studio 6.0 in an MFC project we didn't have any Windows Form.
It is really a legacy code and so you get a lot of warning and errors related to the C++ language and STL. You should fix all of them one by one.
On MSDN you can find Migration guides beginning from VS 6.0 (1998).
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa260842(VS.60).aspx

Visual Studio 2005 migration guide
http://www.virtualdub.org/blog/pivot/entry.php?id=108

But even if you will read all these guides VS6.0->VS 2003->VS2005->VS2008, you will not find a receipt for your case.
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Abhimanyu_ShuklaAuthor Commented:
The suggested approach does not have much of automation involved. It seems then, that that may be the only approach out there, but I am not convinced.
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