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 remain unchanged from… Read more

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: What is Microsoft’s Visual Basic 6… Read more

DevTeach – Last Day

Thursday: Okay I know it’s Friday but I was the last session of the day yesterday and I didn’t have time to post afterwards (I’ll tell you why in a minute). My duet session with Rob Windsor was on VB6 to .NET Migration. We’re going to take this one to TechEd this year as well…. Read more

Webcast Starting! — Migrating from VB6 to .NET

Come join me and Rob Windsor in 30 minutes for a webcast on how to move your VB6 investments to .NET! Live From RedBethmond: Migrating Your Visual Basic 6 Investments to .NET Hope to see you all there. If you can’t make it live, the download will be available this evening. Enjoy!… Read more

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… Read more

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…. Read more

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 and vice versa…. Read more

Using My.Settings and WCF Configuration with the Interop Forms Toolkit

Recently I received a question from a customer asking how to get an Interop User control developed with the Interop Forms Toolkit to be able to read the application configuration settings (app.config) in order to call a WCF service. (If you’re unfamiliar with how to develop Interop user controls you can read these posts and watch… Read more