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Upgrade For Visual Basic 6 Users (How Do I in Visual Basic)

This page links to help on getting started with Visual Basic 2008 if your previous experience is with Visual Basic 6.0. To view other categories of popular tasks covered in Help, see How Do I in Visual Basic.

Help for Visual Basic 6.0 Users

Highlights changes to various features since Visual Basic 6.0.

What's New in the Visual Basic Language

Describes new and improved language features — such as inheritance, interfaces, overriding, shared members, and overloading.

Walkthrough: Upgrading a Visual Basic 6.0 Application to the Current Version of Visual Basic

Shows upgrading a Visual Basic graphics sample application to Visual Basic 2008. In addition to illustrating the upgrading process, this walkthrough highlights the differences in graphics architectures between Visual Basic 6.0 and Visual Basic 2008.

Preparing a Visual Basic 6.0 Application for Upgrading

Details a number of things you can do to optimize your upgrade with a little bit of preparation.

By following the recommendations in this topic, you can minimize and, in some cases, eliminate the changes needed after upgrading your project to Visual Basic 2008.

Things to Consider Before Upgrading

Describes areas where compatibility with previous versions is broken.

Development with My

Describes the Visual Basic feature designed to provide access to information and default object instances that are related to the application and its run-time environment.

Additional Resources for Visual Basic Programmers

For information on the various Microsoft and third-party sites for Visual Basic.

Working with Both Visual Basic 6.0 and the Current Version of Visual Basic

Highlights changes to various features since Visual Basic 6.0.

Walkthrough: Upgrading a Visual Basic 6.0 Application to the Current Version of Visual Basic

Shows upgrading a Visual Basic graphics sample application to Visual Basic 2008. In addition to illustrating the upgrading process, this walkthrough highlights the differences in graphics architectures between Visual Basic 6.0 and Visual Basic 2008.

Upgrading from Visual Basic 6.0

Provides links to help topics that show you how to upgrade your applications and quickly learn about changes in Visual Basic 2008.

How to: Upgrade a Project with the Visual Basic Upgrade Wizard

Steps you through upgrading a Visual Basic 6 project with an easy-to-use wizard.

Preparing a Visual Basic 6.0 Application for Upgrading

Details a number of things you can do to optimize your upgrade with a little bit of preparation.

By following the recommendations in this topic, you can minimize and, in some cases, eliminate the changes needed after upgrading your project to Visual Basic 2008.

Things to Consider Before Upgrading

Describes areas where compatibility with previous versions is broken.

COM Interop

Describes COM Interop in the context of Visual Basic applications.

Additional Resources for Visual Basic Programmers

For information on the various Microsoft and third-party sites for Visual Basic.

Data Access for Visual Basic 6.0 Users

Describes a number of differences both conceptually and in terms of tasks between ADO and ADO.NET.

Comparison of ADO.NET and ADO

Explains ADO.NET for those familiar with ADO.

.NET Framework Conceptual Overview

Explains the features of the common language runtime and the .NET Framework class library.

Visual Basic and the .NET Framework

Explains the essentials of .NET programming from a Visual Basic perspective.

Introduction to the .NET Framework Class Library in Visual Studio

Explains how to use namespaces and assemblies.

VBRun

The Visual Basic 6.0 Resource Center. Provides links to downloads, articles, newsgroups, user groups, and other resources.

Additional Resources for Visual Basic Programmers

For information on the various Microsoft and third-party sites for Visual Basic.

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