Is Visual Basic Going Away?

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Posted Aug 13, 2001


Christopher Rice

The introduction of VB.net

I was sitting in a meeting the other day when I heard the phrase, '....since VB is going away...' This stunned and alarmed me, so I decided to follow up. The actuality of it is that the introduction of VB.net will change the way that VB functions and there are a lot of things that you must do in preparation for this morphing. Below are some links to pages that will explain what VB.net is and what you need to get ready for it.

 

    I was sitting in a meeting the other day when I heard the phrase, "....since VB is going away..."

    This stunned and alarmed me, so I decided to follow up.  The actuality of it is that the introduction of VB.net will change the way that VB functions and there are a lot of things that you must do in preparation for this morphing.

    Below are some links to pages that will explain what VB.net is and what you need to get ready for it.

 

    Your upgrade roadmap:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/technical/upgrade/roadmap.asp

    Preparing your VB6 to be upgraded to VB.net:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?URL=/library/techart/vb6tovbdotnet.htm

    Upgrading your VB6 to VB.net with the included tool:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/nextgen/technology/vbupgrade.asp

    The future of Visual Basic:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/0400/vbnexgen/vbnexgen.asp

    Visual Basic and the Programmable Web:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/nextgen/technology/webservices.asp

 

    Personally, I think that the move is great.  But, keep in mind that I am a novice who has not spent the past 3 years developing code in VB 5 and 6 that will now have to be revamped and I will have to relearn a lot of new stuff (not that I mind this).

    If you have any further information regarding VB.net or the conversion to it, please send it on.

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