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Migration & Support Strategy for Visual Basic 6

All new development should be done in .NET

All new development should be done in .NET.

Move VB6 Apps

Move Visual Basic 6 applications gradually and incrementally using interop. You can use the Microsoft Interop Forms Toolkit 2.1 updated for Visual Studio 2008 and 2010 to help you.

Support

Microsoft will support your existing Visual Basic 6 components and applications through the lifetime of Windows 7 client and 2008 R2 server. Find out what support options are available to you:

Read the Official Support Statement on Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

Partner Tools and Solutions

Leverage Partner Tools and Solutions to assist with a more complete migration.

Visit the Visual Basic 6 Migration page for resources on how to plan and execute a gradual, phased migration to .NET.

Books

Upgrading Microsoft Visual Basic 6 to Microsoft Visual Basic.NET FREE: Upgrading Microsoft Visual Basic 6 to Microsoft Visual Basic.NET

Ed Robinson, Michael James Bond, and Ian Oliver

Visual Basic 2010 Unleashed Visual Basic 2010 Unleashed

Alessandro Del Sole, Foreword by Beth Massi

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