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Will Vasquez

Solution Architect @ Mobilize.Net Full geek always trying to learn something new, loves beer and board games. From Costa Rica, living in Bellevue, WA
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The Life Cycle of a Migration Project

Posted by Will Vasquez on Feb, 19, 2020 @ 15:02


A migration project, as most things related to Software, is not a trivial undertaking. 

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Topics: Modernization, migration services

Why pay for the VBUC when I can use the VS2008 Upgrade Wizard?

Posted by Will Vasquez on Feb, 03, 2020 @ 11:02

Some Context

A client contacted us to understand why is the VBUC a paid tool when there's a free conversion tool (Visual Basic Upgrade Wizard or VBUW) available in old versions of Visual Studio. Moreover, the client wants to convert their application to C#, and the free tool generates only VB.Net.

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Topics: VBUC

Compilation delivery level

Posted by Will Vasquez on Jan, 13, 2020 @ 09:01

Migration Methodology

Besides our migration tools, one of the most important things in our project execution is our methodology; which has been developed and improved over the years that our company has been dedicated to software modernization (since 1993!).

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Topics: application migration, Modernization, migration services

Visual Equivalence on a migration project

Posted by Will Vasquez on Oct, 18, 2019 @ 18:10


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Topics: application migration, visual equivalence, migration services

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

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

WebMap - What happens if my application readiness is low

Posted by Will Vasquez on Nov, 06, 2015 @ 08:11

Sometimes we find some of our users are unclear as to what the "Overall Readiness" chart means.

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Topics: WebMAP

VBUC - Upgrade Stubs

Posted by Will Vasquez on Aug, 21, 2015 @ 19:08


When you migrate an application from VB6 to .NET using the VBUC there are multiple ways in which the third party libraries are converted to the new platform.

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