A few weeks ago James updated the download page for the eVB runtime to give users the option of first answering a few questions (anonymously) about why they need the runtime.  The data we’re getting back from that simple survey has so far been incredibly helpful.  Combined with other more scientific data we have, this puts us in a better position to target efforts at getting people migrated to .NET before the lack of eVB support in next release of Windows Mobile causes pain to developers and their users.  The other changes to this download page are a few paragraphs at the top explaining the deprecation of eVB and a few links at the bottom to whitepapers that will help in migrating.  I’ve probably mentioned all of those links here before but just in case you haven’t seen them yet, here they are:

Resources for Developers Migrating from eMbedded Visual Basic

In order to assist developers migrate from eMbedded Visual Basic to Visual Basic .NET Microsoft has provided a series of technical articles.

Migrating From the Embedded Visual Basic language to Visual Basic .NET
Learn how to move Microsoft Windows Pocket PC 2002 software development from Microsoft eMbedded Visual Basic to the Microsoft .NET Framework and Visual Basic .NET. The release of the .NET Compact Framework enables mobile application developers to make use of the same tools and languages used in server and desktop application development.

Migrating File Controls
This article provides information to help you port the eMbedded Visual Basic (eVB) file controls (File System and File control) to Visual Basic .NET when migrating your applications from eVB to Visual Basic .NET.

Migrating UI Controls
This article looks at the considerations involved in porting the GUI part of an eMbedded Visual Basic application to .NET Compact Framework, using Visual Basic .NET. The article provides an example of how a simple application is created in each environment and explains the basic differences between eVB and Visual Basic .NET in the developer controls and code you will use

Feedback Address
In addition, Microsoft is providing a feedback address for you to submit additional comments on migrating from eMbedded Visual Basic to Visual Basic .NET. Please note, this is a general feedback address and not a support alias. No technical support will be offered by this address.

[Author: Robert Levy]