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  • Blog Post: Free VB6 Migration Tool & Updated VB Developer Center

    Jason Zander just announced some exciting work that we’ve been doing for developers trying to migrate their Visual Basic 6 apps! Good News for VB6 Migration Today we re-launched our VBRun Resource Center for VB6 developers and announced a partner tool from Artinsoft , the Visual Basic Upgrade Companion...
  • Blog Post: Interop Forms Toolkit 2.1 Update for Visual Studio 2010

    “Back to the future” as Todd put it. That’s right, the Interop Forms Toolkit has been updated to support Visual Studio 2010. This was just a minor release in which the setup authoring was updated so that the toolkit now supports both Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2010. The toolkit features...
  • Blog Post: What is Microsoft’s Visual Basic 6 Support Strategy?

    I just posted an interview on Channel 9 with Paul Yuknewicz , Lead Program Manager on the Visual Studio team. Paul discusses Visual Basic 6 runtime and IDE support options as well as proven techniques, tools and best practices for interoperability and gradual, phased migration to .NET. Channel 9 Interview...
  • Blog Post: I Survived TechEd

    I feel like I need a T-shirt that says "I survived TechEd". It was my first time at TechEd and no one can really prepare you for how much work and play takes place at a huge conference like that. I had a BLAST. Our VB6 to .NET migration talks went well but I think by far the most fun was working the...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 Interview - Tips and Tricks with the Interop Forms Toolkit

    I just posted a Channel 9 interview with Todd Apley, Senior Test Lead on the VB Team, where he shows us a variety of tips and tricks with using the Interop Forms Toolkit on Visual Studio 2008. He also shows us how to deploy a hybrid application built with VB 6 and VB.NET using XCopy deployment and RegFree...
  • Blog Post: Webcast on VB6 Migration to .NET

    I just added another webcast for March 28th on VB6 migration to .NET to the list of March madness webcasts I'll be doing . Rob Windsor and I will be presenting a bonus webcast on VB6 to .NET migration. If you're involved in a migration push and don't know where to start this webcast is for you. We...
  • Blog Post: Migration from VB6 to .NET on dnrTV

    There's still a lot of Visual Basic 6 systems running the world and if you're one of the developers maintaining those systems you may be looking at migration strategies to move to .NET. You don't have to take on a complete rewrite of your system, there are many ways of interoperating with VB6 from .NET...
  • Blog Post: I'm Speaking Tonight!

    If you're in the East Bay Area tonight, head on down to the Pleasanton EastBay.Net group where I'll be speaking on Strategies to Migrate Your Visual Basic 6 Investments to .NET. Oh and as an added bonus for FUNdamentals, Yag will be walking down architecture memory lane discussing the history of application...
  • Blog Post: Visual Basic on Channel9

    I just posted a couple screen casts/interviews on Channel9 you should definitely check out. I rounded up VB team members and influentials and asked them what their favorite Visual Studio 2008 features were and to give us all a demo of them! The first one is with Erik Meijer and he shows us his favorite...
  • Blog Post: Debugging Hybrid VB6/.NET Applications

    To wrap up this series of posts on hybrid applications with the Interop Forms Toolkit , I'd like to talk about debugging. There's a couple ways we can go about debugging with VB6 and Visual Studio and depending on where you're spending most of your coding time, you may opt for one method or the other...
  • Blog Post: Deploying Interop UserControls with RegFree-COM

    One of the features of the latest Interop Forms Toolkit is the ability to develop UserControls in addition to Windows Forms. In a previous post , I showed how to create a simple Interop UserControl. I also have a video here on creating them , and one here on deploying a hybrid application using the standard...
  • Blog Post: Interop Forms Toolkit - Your New Best Friend

    I've been heads down this week (re)learning an older technology -- Visual Basic 6! With all the things to focus on like this , this and this you're probably asking "Um, Beth, WHY!?". It's because I've really been learning the Interop Forms Toolkit 2.0 in order to bring you some killer videos on the subject...
  • Blog Post: Interop Forms Toolkit 2.0 Released!

    You don't have to rewrite your Visual Basic 6 applications to take advantage of the .NET framework, you can use .NET right in your VB 6 apps using the Interop Forms Toolkit . The Interop Forms Toolkit simplifies the process of displaying .NET forms and controls in your VB 6 applications by wrapping...
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