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Adding references to Mobilize helpers source code (VB6 to .NET)

Posted by Will Vasquez on Sep, 06, 2019 @ 14:09

What are helper classes?

When you convert code from VB6 to .NET, some elements from the source application don't have a direct equivalent in the target platform. To bridge this gap Mobilize created some classes that have a native .NET implementation of the new way to achieve the same functionality you had in VB6.

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Topics: VBUC, Winforms, Helpers

All VBUC release notes

Posted by John Browne on Aug, 26, 2019 @ 11:08

Turns out it might be helpful to some folks to see a list of all the improvements that have been made to the VBUC over the years. It also turns out I can only go back to VBUC 6.5 (from October 2015) with my records. I'll keep this updated as we release future versions.

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Topics: VBUC

Security or app continuity? An open letter to CIOs

Posted by John Browne on Aug, 21, 2019 @ 13:08

Dear CIO,

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Topics: application modernization, VBUC

Windows Update Kills VB6 Apps

Posted by John Browne on Aug, 19, 2019 @ 13:08

Not going to bury this lead1: Microsoft's latest update has stopped some VB6 apps from working. 

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Topics: Visual Basic, Microsoft, Windows security, VBUC, application security

Pitfalls of software development

Posted by Roland Worms, CEO, Codeless on Aug, 13, 2019 @ 15:08

Why it’s different from product development 

Yes, we can. A lot of companies that do product development and are good at it also think they are good at application modernization, while companies that have done application modernization say they never want to go through that painstaking process ever again.

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Topics: software development, application modernization, Modernization, Legacy software, code transformation

VB strikes again

Posted by John Browne on Aug, 06, 2019 @ 14:08

I completely missed this when it was announced in 2017 but sure didn't miss it when ZDNet published this yesterday. Microsoft is killing support for VBScript in IE11 in August's Patch Tuesday which un-ironically is on the 13th this month. We'll get to why in a minute (spoiler, it involves one of those places you really don't want to visit).

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Topics: malware, vbscript

Bye Bye VBScript

Posted by Mauricio Rojas on Aug, 05, 2019 @ 13:08

Internet Explorer is still a very used browser and VBScript on some of them is the scripting engine of choice.

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Topics: JavaScript, migration, ie, vbscript, internet explorer

VBUC Expert Mode

Posted by Will Vasquez on Jul, 22, 2019 @ 05:07

Whenever you're trying to convert a VB6 or Classic ASP application to .NET with the Visual Basic Upgrade Companion it is recommended that you do so in an environment where the source application can be built and executed. This will ensure all the required references are correctly registered in that environment.

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Topics: application migration, Visual Basic Upgrade Companion, Visual Basic, VB6, VBUC, components, component vendors, migration

Where is my business logic when migrating to Winforms?

Posted by Will Vasquez on Jul, 17, 2019 @ 13:07

Understanding the new code structure

You finally migrated your VB6 application using the Visual Basic Upgrade Companion. Now you have a WinForms application, but since you're just getting started with .NET and Visual Studio you might have some questions on what was generated in the migrated application.

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Topics: Visual Basic Upgrade Companion, Visual Basic, VB6, VBUC, Visual Studio, Winforms

Casamba takes a different path to app modernization

Posted by John Browne on Jun, 03, 2019 @ 15:06

Casamba is a national leader in providing electronic medical record (EMR)  enterprise software to skilled nursing facilities, outpatient therapy clinics, contract therapy providers, and home health and hospice agencies. Founded in 1997, Casamba's products are used by more than 275,000 providers across the United States.

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Topics: Visual Basic Upgrade Companion