Visual Basic 6 and VB .NET Mini-Guide

Visual Basic 6 and VB .NET

Are you a Visual Basic 6 developer who has yet to make the jump to .NET? If the heavy coverage of  Visual Basic 2005

is causing you to squirm, then early peeks at pre-release versions of 'Orcas' (Visual Basic 2008) must really be making you uncomfortable. But not to worry, you don't have to be left behind. Welcome to our mini-guide designed especially to step you through fundamental information quickly.


In's first podcast, site editor Jack Vaughan and associate editor Brian Eastwood provide an update of recent stories of importance to the .NET developer. The theme here is the relationship between Visual Basic 6 and VB .NET. The podcast examines Microsoft's evolving opinion of VB developers, the benefits and costs of making the move to VB .NET and Microsoft's support for VB 6 applications in Vista.

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Gartner: VB .NET migration costs
Visual Basic programming: Second class no more
Roundup: Coverage from VSLive 2006
Expert Advice: Switching from Visual Basic 6 to VB .NET
Tips: Visual Basic 6 to VB .NET 2.0 migration
Learning Guide: .NET Migration
Webcast: Migrating client/server applications
Webcast: Extend Visual Basic 6 with the .NET Framework
More Info: Visual Studio .NET Info Center
More Info: .NET Development
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Related Link: VB Fusion at Microsoft
Related Link: Upgrade guidance for Visual Basic 6 to VB .NET
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Brent Sheets is a former Senior Editor at TechTarget and a frequent contributor to He founded and managed the popular Visual Basic Web Directory website until it was acquired by TechTarget in 2000 and relaunched as Brent offers tips and tweaks about Apple technology at


This was first published in March 2006

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