Upgrading Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 to Microsoft Visual Basic .NET
by Ed Robinson, Robert Ian Oliver, Michael Bond
Publisher: Microsoft Press 2002
Number of pages: 547
Visual Basic has been modernized with new, richer object models for data, forms, transactions, and almost everything else. The file formats have also changed. Projects from previous versions need to be upgraded before they will compile and run in Visual Basic .NET. The Upgrade Wizard handles much of this work, but most real-world projects will require additional modifications before they can be run. This is where this book come to address. It is is a complete technical guide to upgrading Microsoft Visual Basic 6 applications to Microsoft Visual Basic .NET, covering all aspects of upgrading from APIs to ZOrders. This book includes chapters on fixing upgrade issues with forms, language, data access and COM+ Services. It also shows how to add value to upgraded applications with XML Web Services, ADO.NET and .NET remoting. It shows global architectural advise, and includes a reference of function and object model changes from Visual Basic 6.
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This book is intended for students and others learning to program in Visual Basic. It assumes no prior knowledge of programming, Visual Basic or the Visual Studio environment. Programming concepts are introduced and explained throughout the book.
This book is intended for those who have an existing interest in VBA coding. It provides a few areas of interest with working code that the author finds of interest. In most cases the code can be copied in its entirety into an Excel code editor.
The book covers everything needed to get up to speed with Visual Basic. The text includes the installation of Visual Studio, variable types, flow control, string manipulation, database access, form designing, graphics, arrays, and much more.
This book is written from a Visual Basic 6.0 perspective. It covers many different techniques and topics including optimization of programs, object oriented programming and coding guidelines, Windows API, VB6 command reference, and much more.