[mono-vb] Visual Basic not working?

Alexander M. Batishchev abatishchev at gmail.com
Sat Oct 18 20:39:25 EDT 2008

Hi Fab, hi Kornél, hi everybody,

I agree with Kornél, and recommend you first to try port VB6 project onto
VB.NET using Visual Studio (maybe under the WINE) and only after that port
it onto mono.
And maybe it would be easy too if already having CLR-compatible code, port
it to C#.

Best regards,
Alexander M. Batishchev

>Visual Basic 6.0 is not using the .NET Framework at all. If you want to 
>compile a VB6 project you have to use Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 that 
>will result in a native Windows .exe file. As Rolf said Wine is able to 
>run Windows executables on Linux.
>Another solution can be to convert the VB6 source code to Visual Basic 
>.NET that will be able to run on Linux using Mono if you don't use 
>Windows API, native DLL or OCX files. Note that Microsoft Visual Studio 
>.NET and later contains a conversion assistant but you most likely will 
>have to modify the code by hand to be able to compile and run the 
>converted code.
>Fab67 wrote:
>> Hallo,
>> I have an old project of about 10 years ago (that was written using
>> microsoft visual studio 6)
>> in visual basic .
>> I need to use the above project in linux, so I would to know if I can
>> compile this project (in linux)
>> using MONO:
>> can you help me?
>> Thank you.
>> Regards.

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