Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6), last updated in 1998, was the third generation event-driven programming language and integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft for its COM programming model. It is *not* VB.NET; it is the predecessor to VB.NET.

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VB6 - Large text files with no line terminators

I have large files (100MB range) with no actual line terminators in them. I need to read one into memory and print out a new file with a line terminator in place of a particular string of characters. ...
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Common to include pre-built binaries for supporting build tools? [duplicate]

As part of a Visual Basic 6 project, I have created a python script to provide a CLI to building the project/docs. However, I realize that not all developers who will have access to this project will ...
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What is the IDE for Visual basic? [closed]

So weird to ask and I am sorry for the this question. What is the IDE for Visual basic? I searched throughout the internet but I didnt find the nice information about visual basic and its IDE.
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How a VB6 programmer can update his skills and get qualified for the current job opportunities in the USA? [closed]

I'm going to the U.S.A. and was wondering how I can get a job there. I've been a developer for 3 years. Well, I've been working on big projects like the core banking system of one of the biggest banks ...
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How does one regrade a development team appropriately? [closed]

We have a team of 20+ developers, of mixed skills and varying levels of ability in each. Some are C#/MVC4/.Net 4.5 developers cutting new code, some are VB6-ers maintaining our critical legacy apps. ...
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VB6 general search form

I'm working on an old vb6/access2003 app which is used to handle orders, bills of materials and that sort of things. I'm thinking about creating a form that I call every time the users needs to search ...
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Best Practice - Loop Exit Via Iterator Modification

I had an interesting discussion with my boss today regarding exiting a loop before the terminal condition is met. He had a construct in some of his VB6 code that looked something like this: Dim ...
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Multiple meanings for one variable? [duplicate]

I'm replacing a guy who was in his first job as a programmer. You'd think being fresh out of school means the basics are fresh in one's mind, but think again. The code base is horrible, Ctrl+C / ...
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Good platform to teach Programming 101? [closed]

Years ago, I used to suggest Visual Basic 6 to rank beginners as a way to learn what programming is. Key point: This was NOT for career training, but just as a primer to the basic concepts of ...
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How to fix a project with basically no structure?

I've been working on a software project mostly solo for over 5 years. It was a mess to begin with (I am the third or fourth developer to be working on it), and although it's less of a mess now it is ...
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I have one afternoon to extol the benefits of .NET over VB6… what do I say? [closed]

My company is a small twenty-man engineering firm. All the application programming here is done in VB6 by two people, who have taught themselves VB6 from an assembly background while working here for ...
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A progressive plan from vb6 to .net, sound?

We are about to start a new project using an existing SQL DB, but this project is going to need to reuse a number of core features from an existing vb6 app that uses the same database. The approach I ...
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How to unit test Visual Basic 6 legacy code? [closed]

I am doing legacy software programming in Visual Basic 6.0. How do I unit test it?
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VB6 to .Net 4.0 Conversion 3rd party tools

Since Visual Studio 2010 does not come with a VB6 conversion tool, the boss wants to use a 3rd party tool (i.e VBUC) that Microsoft is suggesting. Has anyone used one of these 3rd party ...
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How are hybrid VB6/.Net applications functioning in the Real World?

I am maintaining a VB6 application and we are studying how to migrate to .Net We are considering doing this gradually by implementing new features in COM visible .Net classes and migrating existing ...
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How to convince an employer to move to VB.Net for new development?

Some history:For the last six months I have been employed at a small firm with just three programmers, my employer among them. The firm maintains two programs written in VB6. I am asssigned as the ...
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Why is Visual Basic easier to learn than Java for COBOL developers? [closed]

A friend of mine came from a VMS/COBOL background and we gave her some VB6 to do - she absolutely ran with it. Next we ran her through some Java stuff and it didn't click at all. What's similar ...