Visual Basic 6 was the last version of BASIC released by Microsoft before the .NET framework was developed.

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Why is VB so popular? [closed]

To me, Visual Basic seems clumsy, ugly, error-prone, and difficult to read. I'll let others explain why. While VB.net has clearly been a huge leap forward for the language in terms of features, I ...
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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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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 ...
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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?

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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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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How does one regrade a development team appropriately?

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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What can I do with a poorly coded vb6/access2003 project? [duplicate]

I'm currently working on a big vb6 project and since I'm not the leader of the team (we're just 2) but I'll be in the near future I've started wondering about improving the code and the data ...
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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 ...