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What to replace Visual Basic 6

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#1 RogerAshley


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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:02 AM

Hi all, I am retired and enjoyed compiling programs in VB6.. Now that I have had to upgrade to Win 7 it no longer wants to know me. What can I replace it with bearing in mind that price is a concideration?. Any help gratefully rec'd. The reason for the delay was an extended visit to hospital or else I would have found the problem earlier.

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#2 Billy O'Neal

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:05 AM

If you're looking for a language that's designed to be close to VB, you can consider VB.NET. You can get a VB.NET compiler either in the Visual Studio 11 beta, or you can install Visual Basic Express Edition. Both of these are free.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:56 AM

VB6 applications do work on w7 with the help of the application compatibility layer. That said if you come from a vb6 back ground VB.NET will feel familiar as Billy has suggested. I suggest spending Five minutes reading this small article by AtmaWeapon over on xtremevbtalk

/!\ IMPORTANT HINTS /!\ VB6 programmers moving to .NET

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:16 PM

I've installed my VB6 on Windows 7 32bit and everything works as it should do.


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