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I have VB.Net 2003...and I've never really used it...still using VB6.
However...I need to migrate...at least I think I do. Should I be upgrading
to a newer version of VB.net? And what should I be upgrading to?

Thanks for your help...
Nov 15 '06 #1
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Arne Beruldsen wrote:
I have VB.Net 2003...and I've never really used it...still using VB6.
However...I need to migrate...at least I think I do. Should I be upgrading
to a newer version of VB.net? And what should I be upgrading to?
If you are still working in VB6 and your client base is happy for things
to stay that way, then there's no reason for you to move. VB6 (both the
run-time /and/ the IDE) will run on Vista (at least that's what Our
Friends in Redmond tell us).

VB'2003 is now a minus-one product, VB'2005 is the current version but
"upgrading" from VB "Proper" to either of these is as close to a total
rewrite as makes no odds. Yes, there are upgrading tools, but the code
they generate is nothing like the code that you'd write from scratch
using the newer language.

HTH,
Phill W.
Nov 15 '06 #2

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Phill W. wrote:
Arne Beruldsen wrote:
I have VB.Net 2003...and I've never really used it...still using VB6.
However...I need to migrate...at least I think I do. Should I be upgrading
to a newer version of VB.net? And what should I be upgrading to?

VB'2003 is now a minus-one product, VB'2005 is the current version but
"upgrading" from VB "Proper" to either of these is as close to a total
rewrite as makes no odds. Yes, there are upgrading tools, but the code
they generate is nothing like the code that you'd write from scratch
using the newer language.
And since you mentioned Vista, note that VS2003 is not supported on
Vista.

Nov 15 '06 #3

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Are you serious??? Do you mean that Microsoft did not design Vista to run
VB2003? That's criminal but typical of Microsoft..screw the user, we only
want his $$$
--
Dennis in Houston
"Chris Dunaway" wrote:
Phill W. wrote:
Arne Beruldsen wrote:
I have VB.Net 2003...and I've never really used it...still using VB6.
However...I need to migrate...at least I think I do. Should I be upgrading
to a newer version of VB.net? And what should I be upgrading to?
VB'2003 is now a minus-one product, VB'2005 is the current version but
"upgrading" from VB "Proper" to either of these is as close to a total
rewrite as makes no odds. Yes, there are upgrading tools, but the code
they generate is nothing like the code that you'd write from scratch
using the newer language.

And since you mentioned Vista, note that VS2003 is not supported on
Vista.

Nov 16 '06 #4

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guy
It will runb the apps, but not the IDE - so they say ...

guy

"Dennis" wrote:
Are you serious??? Do you mean that Microsoft did not design Vista to run
VB2003? That's criminal but typical of Microsoft..screw the user, we only
want his $$$
--
Dennis in Houston
"Chris Dunaway" wrote:
Phill W. wrote:
Arne Beruldsen wrote:
I have VB.Net 2003...and I've never really used it...still using VB6.
However...I need to migrate...at least I think I do. Should I be upgrading
to a newer version of VB.net? And what should I be upgrading to?
>
VB'2003 is now a minus-one product, VB'2005 is the current version but
"upgrading" from VB "Proper" to either of these is as close to a total
rewrite as makes no odds. Yes, there are upgrading tools, but the code
they generate is nothing like the code that you'd write from scratch
using the newer language.
And since you mentioned Vista, note that VS2003 is not supported on
Vista.
Nov 16 '06 #5

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Their solution is to have Vista run XP on a virtual pc and then use
vs2003 from there. Great Solution huh? (Loads of sarcasm implied)

:-)

Thanks,

Seth Rowe
Dennis wrote:
Are you serious??? Do you mean that Microsoft did not design Vista to run
VB2003? That's criminal but typical of Microsoft..screw the user, we only
want his $$$
--
Dennis in Houston
"Chris Dunaway" wrote:
Phill W. wrote:
Arne Beruldsen wrote:
I have VB.Net 2003...and I've never really used it...still using VB6.
However...I need to migrate...at least I think I do. Should I be upgrading
to a newer version of VB.net? And what should I be upgrading to?
>
VB'2003 is now a minus-one product, VB'2005 is the current version but
"upgrading" from VB "Proper" to either of these is as close to a total
rewrite as makes no odds. Yes, there are upgrading tools, but the code
they generate is nothing like the code that you'd write from scratch
using the newer language.
And since you mentioned Vista, note that VS2003 is not supported on
Vista.
Nov 16 '06 #6

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Who needs Vista anyway!

--
Dennis in Houston
"rowe_newsgroups" wrote:
Their solution is to have Vista run XP on a virtual pc and then use
vs2003 from there. Great Solution huh? (Loads of sarcasm implied)

:-)

Thanks,

Seth Rowe
Dennis wrote:
Are you serious??? Do you mean that Microsoft did not design Vista to run
VB2003? That's criminal but typical of Microsoft..screw the user, we only
want his $$$
--
Dennis in Houston
"Chris Dunaway" wrote:
Phill W. wrote:
Arne Beruldsen wrote:
I have VB.Net 2003...and I've never really used it...still using VB6.
However...I need to migrate...at least I think I do. Should I be upgrading
to a newer version of VB.net? And what should I be upgrading to?

VB'2003 is now a minus-one product, VB'2005 is the current version but
"upgrading" from VB "Proper" to either of these is as close to a total
rewrite as makes no odds. Yes, there are upgrading tools, but the code
they generate is nothing like the code that you'd write from scratch
using the newer language.
>
And since you mentioned Vista, note that VS2003 is not supported on
Vista.
>
>

Nov 16 '06 #7

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On Thu, 16 Nov 2006 16:11:02 -0800, Dennis <De****@discussions.microsoft.comwrote:
>Who needs Vista anyway!
Well, 5 years ago, the phrase was "Who needs XP!". 15 or so years ago, it was, "Who
needs Windows!". The rest is history as they say.

Looking at some of today's news, I have to ask, "Who in the hell "needs" to stand in
line to shell out $600 plus for a game box.

Gene
Nov 17 '06 #8

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gene kelley wrote:
Looking at some of today's news, I have to ask, "Who in the hell "needs" to stand in
line to shell out $600 plus for a game box.
I saw a PS3 on EBay that went for $10100!! (No that's not a typo!
That's Ten Thousand One Hundred Dollars!)

Nov 17 '06 #9

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gene kelley wrote:
Looking at some of today's news, I have to ask, "Who in the hell "needs" to stand in
line to shell out $600 plus for a game box.
Here's the link:

http://tinyurl.com/tso9e

Nov 17 '06 #10

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If I knew I could turn buy a console for 600 and sell it for 10000, I
would have stood in line too....

Thanks,

Seth Rowe
Chris Dunaway wrote:
gene kelley wrote:
Looking at some of today's news, I have to ask, "Who in the hell "needs" to stand in
line to shell out $600 plus for a game box.

Here's the link:

http://tinyurl.com/tso9e
Nov 17 '06 #11

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Windows XP was pretty much backward compatible with VB 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, and
6.0. I firmly believe that in the very near future, there will be a
framework and Vs.net 2003 and Vs.net 2005 will run on Linux and backward
compatibility will probably be maintained in future Linux upgrades at least
for a reasonable period of time.

However, if one wants to shell out 1500 dlrs or so to upgrarde to Vista and
vs.net 2005 then welcome to it.

--
Dennis in Houston
"gene kelley" wrote:
On Thu, 16 Nov 2006 16:11:02 -0800, Dennis <De****@discussions.microsoft.comwrote:
Who needs Vista anyway!

Well, 5 years ago, the phrase was "Who needs XP!". 15 or so years ago, it was, "Who
needs Windows!". The rest is history as they say.

Looking at some of today's news, I have to ask, "Who in the hell "needs" to stand in
line to shell out $600 plus for a game box.

Gene
Nov 17 '06 #12

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