About to start a weeks holiday – final post, try a VB6 migration tool for free

Just about to start a weeks holiday but wanted to get this one last link out there. Artinsoft have released a trial version of their Visual Basic Upgrade Companion Developer Edition. The trial version will allow you to convert up to 2,000 lines of code at a time and is valid for a period of…

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A random but interesting bunch of Visual Basic .NET reads

Nothing special – just a list of good Visual Basic .NET articles I read over the last month. Enjoy: Visual Basic Lambdas are not quite the same as C# Lambdas. This article explains how to work around the differences. Visual Basic needs a hand with iterators as it has no specific syntax. Useful when you …

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I need to let this sink in… but interesting stuff. try/catch and filters

Somebody posted a comment up my blog which contained something along the lines of  “and VB .NET does the clever try catch stuff that C# can’t” . That got parked at the back of my brain and I finally went off looking for what this was. Turns out there was a great post on it…

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UK Visual Basic 6.0 Migration Case Studies – 800K LOC moved to C#

I have worked on and off with UK company Vertex for 13 years and like many large companies, some of their applications contain code that I first saw 13 years back – Visual Basic 6.0 code. Recently they managed to ensure compliance and business continuity by upgrading not one, but two of their mission-critical applications…

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Visual Basic books in the UK were top sellers in the lead into Christmas

I was looking at some statistics on developer book sales in the months leading up to Christmas 2008. Overall C# outsold VB (there are a lot of C# books to choose from!) BUT VB 2008 had three of the top five slots including the number one slot. Unfortunately I can’t share the data but I…

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