Migrating VB programs from XP
Posted on 2014-03-14
With the coming end of support for XP, I need some advice.
I’ve written several programs in VB6 under XP that don’t work with newer versions of Windows. As I understand it, the OCX files and API functions are incompatible.
I’ve successfully used “inno” installer-builder to create an installation that runs on Vista, but customer says it runs very slowly. Probably due to all the translating going on.
I am thinking of installing a separate hard drive in my tower running one of the new windows versons. And installing VB.net there. Then re-doing my VB6 programs in VB.net. And or course using the new OCX’s.
Question: Are Vista, Win 7, Win 8, etc, all compatible, or will I have to generate a lot of versions of my programs? Will I have to go through all this again in the future?
Question: Does it matter which of the new Windows versions I install? Any recommendations?
Question: Years ago, I spent big bucks on a full suite of VB6. What’s the easiest (cheapest??) way for me to get may hands on VB.net?