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Essential Training for Visual Basic 6 Developers

On this page you will find a complete series of training videos that give Visual Basic 6 developers the essential skills to start developing on the .NET platform today, whether it is completely new .NET applications, or simply adding .NET functionality to existing Visual Basic 6 applications.

Video Series

 

Visual Basic Interop

This how-to video series is focused on the Interop Forms Toolkit and working with Visual Basic .NET and Visual Basic 6 together. The Interop Forms Toolkit allows Visual Basic developers to migrate their Visual Basic 6 applications over to .NET using a phased migration strategy. Instead of having to convert the entire VB6 application at once, the toolkit enables .NET Forms and User Controls to run directly in Visual Basic 6 applications so that you can build the pieces that you need over time.

Download the Code: Videos 1–3

You will need: Visual Studio and the Interop Forms Toolkit 2.1 in addition to Visual Basic 6.0

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Upgrading a Visual Basic 6 Application

This video series is focused on how to upgrade Visual Basic 6 applications to Visual Basic .NET, covering everything from assessing how much time it will take to upgrade an application to running the upgrade wizard.

Presented by John Rauschenberger, CTO Clarity Consulting

You will need: Visual Studio or Visual Basic Express in addition to Visual Basic 6.0

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Windows Forms over Data Video Series

This how-to video series is dedicated to getting Visual Basic developers productive on areas of data-based Windows Application development on the .NET Framework. You will need: SQL Server or SQL Server Express and Visual Studio or Visual Basic Express.

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#9 | How Do I: Add Validation?
(8 minutes, 56 seconds)

#13 | How Do I: Print Forms?
(4 minutes, 30 seconds)

#14 | How Do I: Build Reports?
(7 minutes, 22 seconds)

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The Visual Basic .NET IDE

This how-to video series provides an in-depth analysis of the similarities and differences between the Visual Basic 6 and Visual Basic .NET development environments.

Presented by Arian Kulp, Aeshen LLC

You will need: Visual Studio or Visual Basic Express

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Visual Basic .NET and the .NET Framework

This how-to video series is focused on familiarizing Visual Basic 6 developers with some of concepts involved in .NET development, including a COM-oriented introduction to object-oriented programming, an detailed discussion of the similarities and differences between Visual Basic 6 and .NET datatypes, and some highlights of new functionality that .NET brings to Visual Basic development.

Presented by Arian Kulp, Aeshen LLC

You will need: Visual Studio or Visual Basic Express

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Visual Basic .NET Data Access

This how-to video series is focused on more advanced data binding techniques using object binding in Visual Basic .NET. The series walks through creating business objects and how to associate them in one-to-many relationships, how to provide searching capabilities and how to enable sorting.

Presented by Brian Randell, MCW Technologies

You will need: Visual Studio or Visual Basic Express

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Visual Basic .NET Windows Forms

The video series covers everything you need to know to build a Windows-based, forms-over-data application, from an overview of the controls that come with the .NET Framework, to building custom controls, to Click-Once deployment and updates.

Presented by Brian Randell, MCW Technologies

You will need: Visual Studio or Visual Basic Express

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Visual Basic .NET Web Development

This how-to video series is focused on web development with Visual Basic .NET. Learn how to build an ASP.NET application and web services with many of the same techniques you mastered with Visual Basic 6. Check out ASP.NET Videos for more video tutorials.

Presented by Brian Randell, MCW Technologies

You will need: Visual Studio or Visual Web Developer Express

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