In our quest to provide useful info to our users and readers, we periodically surf the Internet looking for articles, books, whitepapers, tools, etc. related to VB6 to .NET migration.
This week the search has been quite fruitful, and we have added two great items to our Articles page:
Navigating your way through Visual Basic 6.0 to Visual Basic.NET Application Upgrades
This 62-page e-book is one of the best collection of problems & solutions you can find on the Internet, with tons of detailed examples and code samples. It is obviously based on first-hand experience of the author with Microsoft Upgrade Wizard, and the solutions he proposes are valid and functional.
Visual Basic .NET Enhancements Compared to Visual Basic 6.
This e-book focuses on many differences between VB6 and VB.NET and in many cases it goes much deeper than the other articles mentioned in this page. It’s not the best place to start from when learning VB.NET, but it’s surely a must-read for the serious developer facing a complex migration project. (148 pages).
Both e-books are by David Ross Goben and are written in a clear and bright style. A must-read for all serious VB6 and VB.NET developers.
NOTE: Interestingly, virtually all the issues that David found when migrating his VB6 apps are handled automatically by our VB Migration Partner. (More on this in a subsequente post.)