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Language Recommendations for Upgrading

Differences in language between Visual Basic 6.0 and Visual Basic .NET necessitate changes to code when an application is upgraded. The following are some recommendations you can follow when preparing a Visual Basic 6.0 application for upgrade, or when developing Visual Basic 6.0 applications that might later be upgraded.

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Upgrade Recommendation: Use Early Binding and Explicit Conversions

Upgrade Recommendation: Use the Date Data Type for Storing Dates

Upgrade Recommendation: Resolve Parameterless Default Properties

Upgrade Recommendation: Avoid Null Propagation

Upgrade Recommendation: Use Zero-Bound Arrays

Upgrade Recommendation: Use Constants Instead of Underlying Values

Upgrade Recommendation: Avoid Arrays and Fixed-Length Strings in User-Defined Types

Upgrade Recommendation: Avoid Legacy Keywords

Upgrade Recommendation: Adjust Data Types for Win32 APIs

Related Sections

Preparing a Visual Basic 6.0 Application for Upgrading
Describes how to make sure that your application is ready to be upgraded.
Things to Consider Before Upgrading
Discusses the limitations of and considerations for upgrading.
Upgrading Applications Created in Previous Versions of Visual Basic
Discusses upgrading your Visual Basic 6.0 applications.
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