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From vb6.0 to .Net

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Can i program my same usual way with .NET as i did with vb6 until i get the hang of the differences adn learn OO? I just bought .Net i hear there are a lot of differences but i wonder if i can still do basically what i used to.
Jul 21 '05 #1
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The language syntax is fairly similar, but that's about it. VB.NET is a
real objected oriented language whereas VB6 was simply object based. There
are tons of differences, but there is also a ton of info, both free as well
as purchaseable that can get you up and running. .NET is definitely worth
learning.
"Jacob" <an*******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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Can i program my same usual way with .NET as i did with vb6 until i get

the hang of the differences adn learn OO? I just bought .Net i hear there
are a lot of differences but i wonder if i can still do basically what i
used to.
Jul 21 '05 #2

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If you migrate your VB6 apps to .NET, and your migration is fairly clean,
which is possible, depending on the sophistification of your VB6 app, you
can continue to code fairly similiarly to VB6. For example, you can
continue to use ADO instead of ADO.net, but I would advise you to move
forward asap. In the next release of .NET, ADO.NET will take another major
leap as will the IDE in building UIs, so there is no better time to move on
than right now.

http://www.knowdotnet.com

"Jacob" <an*******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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Can i program my same usual way with .NET as i did with vb6 until i get

the hang of the differences adn learn OO? I just bought .Net i hear there
are a lot of differences but i wonder if i can still do basically what i
used to.
Jul 21 '05 #3

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"Jacob" <an*******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
Can i program my same usual way with .NET as i did with
vb6 until i get the hang of the differences adn learn
OO? I just bought .Net i hear there are a lot of
differences but i wonder if i can still do basically what i used to.


Having gone through this recently (although I do have quite a bit of
"OO experience) - I wouldn't recommend it. Bite the bullet - pick a
small project and work on how to do it the ".net way". The initial
learning curve is pretty steep - probably more so if you've not done
any proper OO stuff before. But once you get more familiar with .net,
you'll appreciate the effort.
Jul 21 '05 #4

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Cor
Hi Jacob,

Another approach than William and Les in answering (and therefore just an
addition)

You can use VB.net in almost the same as VB6 if you want to make programs in
the same way as with VB6.

But what you will see soon after you start using VB.net, is that you
discover the 100 times more possibilities (which make live easier) from
VB.net and want to use them.

Than you become in total different code than with VB6 and are asking
yourself why did I do it in past in that odd way.

I hope this helps?

Cor.

Jul 21 '05 #5

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