I need help decompiling a VB6 program

Hi Experts,
I have an executable for a VB6 program.  I need to decompile the application in order to read the source code.  How can I don this?

Thank you in advance.

mrotor
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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
There are some tools available on the web that say that they can help, and the following is a statement from one of them and you can see that there are some potential challenges/problems.

VB Decompiler is a decompiler for programs (EXE, DLL, or OCX) written in Visual Basic 5.0 or 6.0. As you know, a VB program can be compiled either into interpreted p-code or into native code.

Since p-code consists of high-level commands, it's possible to decompile it into source code (though, of course, you won't get the names of variables, functions, etc.). VB Decompiler  can restore many p-code instructions. It cannot produce compilable source code but makes it much easier to analyze the program's algorithm and partially restore its source code.

If some program was compiled into native code, you cannot restore the source code from machine instructions. But even in this situation, VB decompiler can greatly help you analyze the program, thanks to a powerful disassembler that supports Pentium Pro commands, including MMX and SSE. VB decompiler lets you to disassemble all functions. It includes a code analyzer too, which searches for all API function calls and string references in the disassembled code and converts them into comments for analyzed strings. In general, VB Decompiler is an ideal tool for analyzing VB programs. It's a must-have if you've lost some source code and need to partially restore your project!

If your purpose is to move this program to .Net then you are better off rewriting it from scratch.
Kanti PrasadCommented:
Hi

Try http://www.vb-decompiler.org/ but you won't get all of the source code but you can get method names,  variable strings, etc. .

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