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michaelbarb wrote:
Where did VB5 stand in this evolution. Was it closer to 4 or 6?
IMO, VB5 was closer to VB6.

VB4 added classes, and added 32-bit support in addition to VB3's 16-bit.

VB5 was 32-bit only, added the ability to create controls, and compiled to native binary. It was part of Visual Studio 97, Microsoft's first attempt (AFAIK) at an integrated development environment.

VB6 added the ability to create web applications. It was part of Visual Studio 6 -- Microsoft standardized on v6 for all included products, as I recall VB6 had the highest version.

I don't recall that the core language changed much between versions. Unlike recent versions of C#, the big difference between versions was major additions to capabilities.

VB4 applications would compile in VB5, and IIRC, in VB6. Compiling down worked unless the program used features not available in the earlier version of VB.

How does one "convert" a VB program to C#? Circa 2003 I tried migrating VB6 programs to VB.NET, and that was a dismal failure -- it was much faster to completely rewrite the program in VB.NET than to try fixing the migrated version.

I'm picky on wording as it affects my response. If you're re-writing the programs, as long as you can read the intent of the VB code, I don't believe it will make much differences in what version the original program was written in.

Note: just for the heckuvit I searched on VB to C# converters -- I found several products that claim to do it. My first thought was "why?", as VB6 has been unsupported for 12 years and effectively dead for 15+ years. However, in the "top 20 languages" surveys I've read over the last few years, VB typically ranks 12 to 15. There's a LOT of VB programs out there, and management isn't going to pay to convert a program unless it's broken ....
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