Mobilize.Net announced Visual Basic Upgrade Companion version 7.0, available today, that makes big gains in improving the productivity of developers struggling to modernize legacy software applications. With the new version of VBUC, developers no longer need to have a copy of VB6 installed on their migration computer, reducing the complexity and effort needed to migrate VB6 code to modern Windows or Web.
Hundreds of thousands of developers worldwide have used VBUC to migrate billions of extant VB6 code to C# or VB.NET, making VBUC the most popular migration tool ever shipped. Prior to release, Mobilize.Net tested version 7.0 on millions of lines of real-world customer code, migrating in excess of 99.9 percent without the need for post-migration work.
Version 7 brings several new features to this popular tool, including:
- No need for VB6 on the migration computer, eliminating the need to have a modern development system with an environment that also allowed VB6 to function. This scenario, no longer needed, was often difficult to create and time-consuming to troubleshoot.
- Support for other (non-VB) libraries not on the development machine, a feature that enables developers to work on applications when they might not have full access to all the code.
- Improvements to the application analysis and assessment tool, which now counts and reports on Windows APIs, designer files, and unsupported files.
- Multiple discrete migration improvements to code generation plus dozens or coverage improvements.
VBUC Paves the Way to Mobile and Cloud
VBUC provides the best onramp to WebMAP, enabling customers to move from VB6 all the way to Web, mobile and cloud.
VBUC Is Used By Enterprises, ISVs and SIs*
Hundreds of thousands of customers have successfully used VBUC to convert code to .NET and beyond. All vertical markets are represented including healthcare, manufacturing, banking, energy and more; plus major corporations like Bank of America, Citigroup and Microsoft have used VBUC to transform large workloads to new platforms. In addition, system integrators like Avanade, Wipro GYSSA and others have found VBUC to be a very valuable tool in migrating their customers’ code to new platforms. A full list of Mobilize customers can be found at http://www.mobilize.net/resources/customer-list.
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