AW: [Mono-list] VB Good Mono Project

Jochen Wezel (CompuMaster GmbH)
Tue, 22 Mar 2005 09:06:14 +0100

Hi Aaron,

I can say this because on
1. Some readings in (German) magazines and=20
2. the logical consequence for MS: too many developers haven't migrated =
from VB6 to .NET, yet. But if MS wants to be successfull, they have to =
ensure that most of VB6 programmers make the switch and not only 30 %.
3. In the .NET 2 Beta (or Visual Studio 2005 Beta), you'll notice that =
many additional namespaces and improvements have been implemented. =
Typically is i. e. the "DoEvents" command in VB6, which I've already =
seen there in the new .NET 2 classes.


-----Urspr=FCngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Aaron DeRenard []=20
Gesendet: Dienstag, 22. M=E4rz 2005 00:29
An: Jochen Wezel (CompuMaster GmbH)
Betreff: Re: [Mono-list] VB Good Mono Project

I had dinner with a Microsoft champion, and he made no mention of a =
better migration tool.  Where did you obtain this information?

On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 15:11:55 +0100, Jochen Wezel (CompuMaster GmbH) =
<> wrote:
> Regarding the request to reuse VB6 controls:
> There will be a new release of Visual Studio 2005 in the next weeks by =
Microsoft. As far as I know, it will contain a better migration =
assistant to convert MS VB 6 projects to VB.NET.
> Then, those self-created controls from VB 6 should be easily portable =
to a fullly .NET compliant control, this way.
> After that, you should be able to use the new .NET source code and =
reuse it in all your .NET projects - on Windows and also on Linux and =
Mac (Mono).
> -Jochen
> -----Urspr=FCngliche Nachricht-----
> Von:
> [] Im Auftrag von Aaron=20
> DeRenard
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 17. M=E4rz 2005 20:34
> An:
> Betreff: [Mono-list] VB Good Mono Project
> In Re:=20
> ml
> I would like to say this and this only.
> VB6 isn't only about using 3rd party controls.  In fact, most vb6 =
users choose vb6 the ease of creating their own reusable controls to use =
in other vb6, vc++6, and web projects.  I only want to strongly =
encourage anyone to take a crack at this compiler.  There are lots of =
people out there still writing vb6 and wishing there were a portability =
> Thank you,
> Aaron DeRenard
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