Help for Visual Basic 6.0 Users
As a veteran developer, you have spent a lot of time and effort learning Visual Basic 6.0. At first glance, it may appear that Visual Basic 2008 is radically different and that you will need to relearn everything. However, while many things have changed, the overall experience of developing in Visual Basic 6.0 is essentially the same. Your knowledge of Visual Basic 6.0 will quickly help you become productive using Visual Basic 2008.
You will need to learn about a number of changes to Visual Basic 6.0 and set aside some old habits. Some language rules, tasks such as debugging and deployment, and even terminology have changed — often in subtle ways. Ultimately, the changes make Visual Basic 2008 easier and more powerful.
The following topics will help you identify the changes in Visual Basic 2008.