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Upgrading from Visual Basic 6.0

Visual Basic 2008 improves on previous versions of Visual Basic, with a new development environment, an updated programming language, and a new forms package making development easier than ever. Moving from Visual Basic 6.0 to Visual Basic 2008 takes less effort than you might think—enhancements to the integrated development environment and Help system ease the task of successfully upgrading your code by mapping your knowledge of Visual Basic 6.0 to Visual Basic 2008 equivalents.

As you learn about Visual Basic 2008, you will likely want to upgrade some of your Visual Basic 6.0 projects. Although there are differences between the two versions, the tools provided can help you successfully upgrade your projects.

The following documentation will help you upgrade your applications and quickly learn about changes in Visual Basic 2008.

Upgrading Applications Created in Previous Versions of Visual Basic

Describes how to upgrade your applications to Visual Basic 2008.

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

Describes compatibility between the two versions of Visual Basic.

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

Compares a Visual Basic 6.0 sample application to a Visual Basic 2008 equivalent.

What's New for Visual Basic 6.0 Users

Describes new features in Visual Basic 2008.

Help for Visual Basic 6.0 Users

A series of topics that compare Visual Basic 6.0 objects, concepts, and techniques with their Visual Basic 2008 equivalents.

Language Changes for Visual Basic 6.0 Users

Describes changes to Visual Basic.

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