May 10 2007

Still have VB 6 code running?

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I loved working with Visual Basic, I stared with VB 1 just after spending more then 6 months learning to program Windows 3.0 with C and the Windows API (yes that C not even C++) so naturally VB was a great thing for front end programming. The VB “hello world” app was 0 lines of code vs. Petzold’s  HELLOWIN.C file of 82 lines (yes that includes wight space) so I loved that (on a side note his entire book is on line at

When I started to program .NET I did most of the projects for Microsoft (as a contractor) and all the projects and code samples were in C# so I moved back to the work of curly brackets and semicolons but wow do I miss my “End” statements!

But what still shocks me is how many people are still using VB6 but many do not know that Microsoft has invested a lot to make the migration of VB6 projects to .NET much easer in the latest round the Interop Forms Toolkit 2.0 has been released. Beth Massi has a good blog post that explains what the Interop Forms Toolkit 2.0 is read the post “Interop Forms Toolkit 2.0 Released!“.

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2 Responses to “Still have VB 6 code running?”

  1. wow gold says:

    This is great! One question: Is there any way around the authentication issue? I have a portal which requires a login/password. Am I out of luck? –thanks

  2. Any word on when the next version will be coming out. i hear it will be much easier to use than the previous versions?