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Latest version of vb.net?

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Hi,

I am now starting to look into upgrading our vb6 apps to .net and need to
know the latest version I should be getting. Thanks
May 16 '07 #1
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If you are just looking, the latest VB is VB 8.0. However, if you are
planning to upgard the app, you shall use VB 9.0.

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"Ellie" <no****@nospam.netwrote in message
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Hi,

I am now starting to look into upgrading our vb6 apps to .net and need to
know the latest version I should be getting. Thanks

May 16 '07 #2

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"Ellie" <no****@nospam.netwrote in message
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Hi,

I am now starting to look into upgrading our vb6 apps to .net and need to
know the latest version I should be getting. Thanks
The latest version is Visual Studio 2005
May 16 '07 #3

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There is a new version called orcas I believe as beta:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa700831.aspx

when available dunno.

Visual studio 2005 90 day trial is:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

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May 17 '07 #4

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"Egghead" <robertlo@NO_SHAW.CAschrieb:
However, if you are planning to upgard the app, you shall use VB 9.0.
Why?!

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May 17 '07 #5

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I am now starting to look into upgrading our vb6 apps to .net and need
to know the latest version I should be getting. Thanks
Right now the latest version of DotNet is V2.0 (VS2005)

This would be the most sensible thing to upgrade to if you're looking to
do this now.

Orcas is still on track for release this year, so if you're not looking to
convert right now, then it might be worth waiting until Orcas is released.

Worth noting is that if you convert to VS2005 and later upgrade to Orcas
you should be fine. The project Project/Solution files will upgrade fine
(so I'm told) but orcas retains the ability to build apps which target dotnet
2.0 (or 3.0 or 3.5) even though it will by default target 3.5.

If you're worried about having to purchase 2005 and then later Orcas, you
could purchase an MSDN subscription. I have an MSDN Professional subscription
(Approx 300 per year (for 3 years) when I bought it) which entitles me to
use the latest versions of the IDE tools while it lasts (It also allows me
to continue using the tools after they expire, providing they were availabale
to me during my subscription) and will ensure that won't suddenly have to
find money to purchase Orcas when it comes out.

So if money is an issue thenthis may be a way to upgrade now and still use
the most up to date software when it comes out later.

Also if the money thing is a big issue, you might want to look at the Express
editions of VS2005 (Free. They're still free right?). they are restricted
in some ways but depending on the type of application you are making, they
may do for now until orcas comes out.

Just a few thoughts. Sorry for the waffle. Hopefully something here is useful.

:)

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Rory
May 17 '07 #6

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