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Project Types for Visual Basic 6.0 Users

The types of projects that can be created with Visual Basic 2008 differ from Visual Basic 6.0. In some cases, the project types are essentially the same but the names have changed. In other cases, some Visual Basic 6.0 project types have no direct equivalent.

The following list provides a comparison of Visual Basic 6.0 project types and their Visual Basic 2008 equivalents.

Visual Basic 6.0

Visual Basic 2008

Standard EXE

Windows Application

ActiveX DLL

Class Library

ActiveX EXE

Class Library

ActiveX Control

Windows Control Library

NoteNote:
Windows Control Library projects create Windows Forms controls; the creation of ActiveX controls is no longer supported.

ActiveX Document

No equivalent. Visual Basic 2008 can interoperate with ActiveX Documents.

DHTML Application

No equivalent. Use a Visual Web Developer ASP.NET Web Site Application.

IIS Application (Web Class)

No equivalent. Use a Visual Web Developer ASP.NET Web Site Application.

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