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VB6 vs VB5?

I have been using VB5 for quite some time and have become fairly familiar
with it but wonder if I should change to VB6 because practically all my
program requirements are fairly simpe (but extensive) file-manipulation
activites.

Any opinions as to the *real* advantages of VB6?
Is anyone here of the opinion that they haven't really gained much by
upgrading?
Is anyone here of the opinion that they gained heaps by upgrading?
Was there much of a learning curve required to reach useful familiarity?

Still considering
Don
Jul 17 '05 #1
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I vote VB6. Compiled executables run faster. Can do ActiveX stuff if you want.
Been using it so long, can't really remember using VB5 anymore. Don't recall any
big deal or learning curve in ugrading (except for stuff that wasn't available
in VB5, of course).

"D & J Gilchrist" <do********@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
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I have been using VB5 for quite some time and have become fairly familiar
with it but wonder if I should change to VB6 because practically all my
program requirements are fairly simpe (but extensive) file-manipulation
activites.

Any opinions as to the *real* advantages of VB6?
Is anyone here of the opinion that they haven't really gained much by
upgrading?
Is anyone here of the opinion that they gained heaps by upgrading?
Was there much of a learning curve required to reach useful familiarity?

Still considering
Don

Jul 17 '05 #2
On Thu, 2 Oct 2003 20:18:50 -0700, "Steve Gerrard"
<no*************@comcast.net> wrote:
I vote VB6. Compiled executables run faster. Can do ActiveX stuff if you want.
Been using it so long, can't really remember using VB5 anymore. Don't recall any
big deal or learning curve in ugrading (except for stuff that wasn't available
in VB5, of course).
AFAIK there is not much in VB6 that is not in VB5

Controls have a few more Events
there are a few routines like Split() and Join()

'simple but extensive file manipulation' would probably be totally
unaffected by moving from VB5 to VB6


"D & J Gilchrist" <do********@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
news:3f***********************@news.optusnet.com. au...
I have been using VB5 for quite some time and have become fairly familiar
with it but wonder if I should change to VB6 because practically all my
program requirements are fairly simpe (but extensive) file-manipulation
activites.

Any opinions as to the *real* advantages of VB6?
Is anyone here of the opinion that they haven't really gained much by
upgrading?
Is anyone here of the opinion that they gained heaps by upgrading?
Was there much of a learning curve required to reach useful familiarity?

Still considering
Don



Jul 17 '05 #3
I upgraded from VB 5.0 to 6.0 6 months ago. If you know VB 5.0 then you
won't have any troubles with switching. There are no major language
differences that I can see. There are however many additions. In my
opinion that gains were worth it. In addition, it will facillitate
switching to the VB.NET framework when you're ready. The only down side was
in the help system. I thought the new help system stunk.

Go for it.
Jul 17 '05 #4
> In addition, it will facillitate switching to the
VB.NET framework when you're ready.


No it won't! Moving from VB5 to VB.NET will not be that much different than
doing so from VB6. This should NOT be considered as one of the reasons to
move up to VB6.

Rick - MVP
Jul 17 '05 #5
"Rick Rothstein" <ri************@NOSPAMcomcast.net> wrote in message
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In addition, it will facillitate switching to the
VB.NET framework when you're ready.


No it won't! Moving from VB5 to VB.NET will not be that much
different than doing so from VB6. This should NOT be considered as
one of the reasons to move up to VB6.


It will in that the "upgrade wizard" will only mangle VB6 projects
Jul 17 '05 #6

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