Mobilize.Net Releases New VBUC That Converts VB Apps to .NET Core
by DeeDee Walsh, on Mon, Aug, 24, 2020 @ 05:08 AM
Mobilize.Net VBUC enables legacy apps to migrate off classic Visual Basic and move to cross-platform including Linux
BELLEVUE, WA – Aug 24, 2020 - Mobilize.Net announced today the immediate availability of Visual Basic Upgrade Companion that supports automated migration of legacy Visual Basic source code to the new .NET Core open source framework from Microsoft.
Customers can choose to migrate their legacy code to either the .NET Framework or .NET Core. The open source Core version is the future of Microsoft’s development platform, allowing apps to run on platforms from Windows desktops to Linux or Apple MacBooks. Customers can also choose to modernize their VB6 code to either VB.NET (Framework only) or C# (either platform). Microsoft has previously announced it will no longer update .NET Framework and is encouraging customers to move to .NET Core.
“Microsoft has been clear that .NET Core is the future for its cross-platform capability and the ability of millions of developers to contribute via open source work,” Tom Button, CEO of Mobilize.Net, said. “VBUC version 8.3 marks another milestone in our support of NET Core, which also includes converting desktop apps to native web apps using ASP.NET Core and Angular.”
Used by over 80 percent of the Global 2000, the Visual Basic Upgrade Companion is the world’s most widely adopted solution for bringing legacy VB6 and ASP classic applications into a modern language, architecture, and platform. Each release of the VBUC is rigorously tested on over 4 million lines of real-world customer source code, ensuring an effective and reliable tool that reduces the workload of legacy modernization projects by 95 percent compared to manual rewriting.
Mobilize.Net accelerates and simplifies the transformation of software applications to .NET, web, mobile, and cloud platforms. Millions of developers have used Mobilize.Net technology to successfully modernize billions of lines of code. Mobilize.Net solutions enable customers to reduce risk, cost, and time while moving applications to the platforms businesses demand today. Mobilize.Net migration technology is Microsoft's chosen solution for Visual Studio and MSDN customers. The privately-held Mobilize.Net is based in Bellevue, WA, and is led by former Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Tom Button. Find out more at https://www.mobilize.net