Migrating VB6 to VB.NET will have bigger problems if you do not do it now

This short article shared why you should migrate you VB6 to VB.NET as soon as you can.

Below are only the few factors that you should move away from VB6. In fact there are more if you search through Google.

1. The newer operating system like Windows 8 and above no longer support VB 6 installation https://chanmingman.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/vb6-is-no-longer-run-in-windows-8-and-windows-server-2012/.

2. Visual Studio can no longer open vbp project file beyond Visual Studio 2008 https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bszew91f(v=vs.120).aspx.

3. VB6 Migration Assessment Tool is based on .NET Framework 1.1. Newer Operating System is no longer .NET Framework 1.1 friendly.


4. You need Excel 2003 not Excel 2013 to generate the analysis reports.

5. Visual Basic 6.0 IDE [Integrated Development Environment] is no longer supported as of April 8, 2008 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/gp/lifedevtool.

6. On top of that the Visual Basic 6 IDE is designed to run on Windows 95/98 http://www.infoq.com/news/2014/04/VB6-Crisis.

About chanmingman

Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress (http://www.pcworld.com/article/206455/Microsoft_Live_Spaces_Moves_to_WordPress_An_FAQ.html) till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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