Geeks With Blogs
Geeks with Blogs, the #1 blog community for IT Pros
Start Your Blog
| 399 Comments
My Other Recent Posts
Check out the new Building Windows 8 blog – B8
Download IE10 Platform Preview 2
Did you miss me :)
Windows Azure MSDN How To tips in one place…
The super-slidy Windows Azure Pricing Calculator
Windows Azure Platform Roadmap from Microsoft UK TechDays May 23rd and 24th
Slides for Windows Azure Developer Track on Monday 23rd
Windows Azure Platform announcements from TechEd Atlanta May 2011
Microsoft UK TechDays 2011 less than one week off
Lean Startup 101 for Developers
This blog has moved to
Subscribe in a reader
FREE Dev 2008 eBook #1
FREE Dev 2009 eBook #2
101 EF4 Resources
These postings are provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confer no rights.
Ruby and DLR
Video - Three Men
November 2011 (1)
August 2011 (10)
July 2011 (2)
June 2011 (2)
May 2011 (7)
April 2011 (8)
March 2011 (4)
February 2011 (5)
January 2011 (13)
December 2010 (10)
November 2010 (7)
October 2010 (4)
September 2010 (10)
August 2010 (6)
July 2010 (11)
June 2010 (20)
May 2010 (12)
April 2010 (10)
March 2010 (23)
February 2010 (28)
January 2010 (22)
December 2009 (27)
November 2009 (22)
October 2009 (12)
September 2009 (16)
August 2009 (7)
July 2009 (8)
June 2009 (17)
May 2009 (15)
April 2009 (24)
March 2009 (20)
February 2009 (17)
January 2009 (25)
IUpdateable has moved to ericnelson.wordpress.com
Please visit http://ericnelson.wordpress.com
<< Results of the Visual Basic Survey: Part 1 Language and Framework Usage
Results of the Visual Basic Survey: Part 2 Visual Basic 6.0 Usage Today >>
Results of the Visual Basic Survey: Part 3 Move from Visual Basic 6.0 to .NET
This is part 3 of 3
Part 1 – Language and Framework Usage
Part 2 – Visual Basic 6.0 Usage Today
Part 3 – Move from Visual Basic 6.0 to .NET (This one!)
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 3:19 PM
Back to top
Related Posts on Geeks With Blogs
Reminder that this blog has moved and check out ww...
Annual SQL Server Connectivity Survey – live...
Agile Development and Testing Breakfast Sessions i...
Fancy a job in the Microsoft UK ISV technical team...
Two UK centric LinkedIn discussion groups you real...
Comments on this post: Results of the Visual Basic Survey: Part 3 Move from Visual Basic 6.0 to .NET
We simply isolate old technology in virtual machines that very rarely have os/other patches applied to them. This preserves the application's best known working environment. We use that cost reduction to help fund replacement of older technology such as VB6. Our shop is fortunate in that we did not buy heavily into third party VB6/com based addin GUI widgits as well as did our large tasks in SQL Server stored procedures instead of queries embedded in VB6 code. We also avoided overly complicated classic ASP/asp1.x applications
on Feb 23, 2009 4:46 PM
when is th eplug being pulled for good.
I beliieve that I am right in saying that the VB6 runtime is still technically supported within Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003, and possibly Server 2008 though I may be totally wrong on that one. Whilst this support period will come to an end within these operating systems, I guess it is unlikely that Microsoft is suddenly going to do something to prevent the runtime working within one of these currently supported Operating systems. I am aware that the development environment is no longer supported.
I would be interested to know to what extent the vb 6 runtime (if at all) will exist in Windows 7. I would guess that it is probably too early to remove it totally, but if it is there, to what extent will its functionality be supported? presumabely it will just be on the basis that most things will work but if you find stuff that doesn't you'll be on your own.
What is the official line from Microsoft on this?
on Feb 24, 2009 11:02 PM
re: Results of the Visual Basic Survey: Part 3 Move from Visual Basic 6.0 to .NET
It would be interesting to ask the cost impact of trying to convert users vb6 codebases to vb.net, especially with that next to useless import wizard?
<rant>I utterly abominate that piece of junk - the hours/days of needless pain that it inflicts!</rant>
on Feb 26, 2009 5:09 PM
Email: (never displayed)
(will show your
Allowed tags: blockquote, a, strong, em, p, u, strike, super, sub, code
Copyright © Eric Nelson | Powered by:
Popular Posts on Geeks with Blogs
Ambiguous Classes in C#
Versioning in WebAPI using Route Constraints
CloudTip 15-Avoid a gotcha in naming projects with Mobile Services
Internet Explorer Developer channel is discontinued for Win7.
Geeks With Blogs Content Categories
Team Foundation Server
Brand New Posts on Geeks with Blogs
A Single Line Performance Error
Welcome under my tree
oData comes of age
EF 6.1 Code First Field Lengths – Reminder to self!
How to use Google mail and Outlook better.