Announcing gmStudio V9.85 for VB6/ASP/COM re-engineering

Great Migrations has released gmStudio V9.85. gmStudio is a programmable VB6/ASP/COM re-engineering tool that enables an agile tool-assisted rewrite methodology and helps teams dramatically lower the total cost, risk, and disruption of ambitious migration projects without sacrificing quality, control, or time to market. Figure 1: the gmStudio Main Form The hallmark characteristics of gmStudio include…

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VB6 Migration tools are not as expensive as you might think

How long would it take you to manually convert 50,000 line of Visual Basic 6.0 code to Visual Basic .NET. My guess is… quite a long time 🙂 However two of the key partners in this space have special versions of their enterprise class tools targeting 50,000 and below for a great price. Code Architects…

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Aberdeen Group report on Migrating from VB6 to .NET

Aberdeen Group have created a new report “Migrating from VB6 to .NET: The challenge of software agility in a volatile economy” Some bits that stood out for me: 50% will migrate all the applications, 36% will migrate some (86% in total will migrate) “Best in class” understand the importance of external migration services and tools…

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Visual Basic 6.0 Migration – due diligence is a good thing

Choice in general is a good thing. When faced with moving a Visual Basic 6.0 application to .NET there is plenty of choices to be made. One of those choices is “Which tool should I go with to migrate the code?”. My advice in general is “Try as many as you can on a representative…

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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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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 Upgrade Wizard vs 3rd Party Migration Tools

[If you are UK based, check out www.microsoft.com/uk/vbmigration for more information ] A question I get asked a lot is “Are 3rd party migration tools really that much better than the free upgrade wizard from Microsoft?” Lets me be perfectly candid. Whilst I always recommend people should try the free wizard first, it has many…

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Secure your Visual Basic 6.0 investment with Microsoft .NET

[This is currently a UK only initiative but you will still find a lot of useful information on the new site and I know our partners are happy to engage worldwide] Over the last couple of months I have been working with Sarah in my group to pull together something which hopefully will help the…

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VS2008 Upgrade Wizard vs VS2005 Upgrade Wizard vs Code Advisor

I thought I’d try running the latest version of the upgrade wizard and compare the results with those shown in the ”Upgrading Visual Basic 6.0 Applications to Visual Basic .NET and Visual Basic 2005” guide. Just for good measure I ran the VB6 Code Advisor on the source code before running the upgrade. The code…

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Estimating effort to migrate your application from Visual Basic 6.0 to .NET

The following three tools can help you better understand what would be involved to migrate your VB6 applications to Microsoft.NET Microsoft’s VB6 Code Advisor Tool This tool from Visual Basic Resource Center site, installs as an Add-In in the VB6 IDE. The tool analyses your code for potential upgrade issues, generates a report and puts…

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