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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

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

Aucotec converts VB6 to C#

Posted by John Browne on Oct, 23, 2018 @ 07:10

Eike Michel had a problem.

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Topics: application modernization, VB6, VBUC

Best of Microsoft Connect(); 2017

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Nov, 20, 2017 @ 14:11

Three days. Microsoft Connect(); was three awesome days of technical content, cool demos, the latest news on Microsoft technology like Visual Studio, bots, Xamarin, Azure, AI, and much, much more.

I had a hard time narrowing down my favorite sessions, but in an enormous act of self-discipline, here goes:

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Topics: VBUC, DevOps, #MSFTConnect

Announcing VBUC 8.0

Posted by John Browne on Nov, 15, 2017 @ 06:11

We just keep makin' it better. 

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Topics: VBUC

VB6 to .NET: missing a reference?

Posted by John Browne on Jun, 20, 2017 @ 13:06

Without a doubt, one of the more interesting and powerful features of VB6 was its integration with Microsoft Office. That integration opened up a vast set of capabilities for working with text documents (Word), numbers and lists (Excel), presentations (PowerPoint), and even email (Outlook). Not for the faint of heart, you could create real chaos or power when used correctly.

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Topics: VB6, VBUC