5. The least compelling reason to move to .NET

Which of the following is the LEAST compelling reason to migrate an application from Visual Basic 6 to Visual Basic .NET?

5. Which of the following is the LEAST compelling reason to migrate an application from Visual Basic 6 to Visual Basic .NET?
A) You want to take advantage of ASP.NET features such as its caching abilities.
B) The application relies heavily on third-party controls or dynamic link libraries (DLLs).
C) The application's original developers were new to Visual Basic and/or used some "out of the box" development approaches.
D) Your company's business processes do not change all that often.
E) The application uses COM+ components in a high-traffic Web environment.

ANSWER: D

Since, for the most part, Vista will support VB 6, there's no need to migrate to .NET right away if your company's tried and true VB 6 application is holding up well, Claudio Perrone says in the SearchVB.com article Another side of VB migration. However, if answers A, B, C or E apply to your company, then migrating to .NET makes sense, as stated in the SearchVB.com expert response Will there be transition problems when moving from VB6 to VB.NET?

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This was last published in October 2006

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