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by John Browne, on Aug 19, 2020 5:00:00 AM

VBUC version 8.3 now supports .NET Core and is available for download today. There's a lot to unpack there, so let's get started. VBUC (Visual Basic Upgrade Companion) is, of …

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by John Browne, on Feb 13, 2020 5:12:36 PM

Not going to bury this lead1: Microsoft's latest update has stopped some VB6 apps from working. Yeah. That day we always knew was going to come some day? Well, turns out …

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Topics:Visual BasicMicrosoftWindows securityVBUCapplication security

by Will Vasquez, on Feb 3, 2020 11:25:50 AM

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 …

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by Mauricio Rojas, on Nov 13, 2019 3:44:44 PM

In VB6, you need VBControlExtender object for dynamically adding a control to the Controls collection using the Add method. For example for adding a MSFlexGrid dynamically to a form you have to …

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Topics:Visual Basic Upgrade CompanionVB6C#VBUCVBControlExtender

by Will Vasquez, on Sep 6, 2019 2:30:53 PM

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 …

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Topics:VBUCWinformsHelpers

by John Browne, on Aug 26, 2019 11:32:13 AM

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 …

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by John Browne, on Aug 21, 2019 1:52:56 PM

Dear CIO, I'm writing you today as a friend. Seriously. I'm not trying to sell you anything (ok, our sales department is probably trying to sell you something, but I'm …

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Topics:application modernizationVBUC

by Will Vasquez, on Jul 22, 2019 5:20:00 AM

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 …

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Topics:application migrationVisual Basic Upgrade CompanionVisual BasicVB6VBUCcomponentscomponent vendorsmigration

by Will Vasquez, on Jul 17, 2019 1:34:48 PM

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 …

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Topics:Visual Basic Upgrade CompanionVisual BasicVB6VBUCVisual StudioWinforms

by John Browne, on Oct 23, 2018 7:45:00 AM

Eike Michel had a problem. The Director of Research and Development at Aucotec, in Hannover, Germany, was responsible for a 18 year old VB6 program that was a critical piece …

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Topics:application modernizationVB6VBUC

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