Convert Dialog Box


For the latest documentation on Visual Studio 2017, see Visual Studio 2017 Documentation.

For the latest documentation on Visual Studio 2017, see Convert Dialog Box on The Convert dialog box allows you to select a conversion tool to create a new project from an old one, such as creating a Visual Basic 2005 project from a Visual Basic 6 project. You can also use the Visual Studio Project Converter, available on the CodePlex web site, to upgrade projects created in previous versions of Visual Studio.

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To access the Convert dialog box

  1. On the menu bar, choose File, Open, Convert.

    You will see a list of the code-conversion tools that are currently available.

  2. Select the tool that is appropriate for your application.

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