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Old October 28th, 2003, 03:11 PM
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im confused as to what version of vb it is that i need.
I got a book about vb6 which came with a working model, which does everything except compile. I look on net and there is like vb6 .net and stuff, and visual studio, and enterprise/professional ediotion and all that stuff - what version of vb is best?


 
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There is no clear cut answer to this.

VB 6.0 is the most recent version of true VB.

VB.Net is new. It is somewhat different from old VB. The syntax is similar (as it was meant to be) but the compilation and the IDE are very different.

Proffesional - The version meant for small businesses. It does not have all the features of Enterprise.

Enterprise is the full visual studio.
 
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thanx. ill stik with vb6 then


 
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Just be aware that support for Visual Basic 6.0 will be reduced over time until there's no support at all. If I were you, I'd probably migrate over to Visual Studio.NET asap



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While it is true that Microsoft is pushing to make VB 6.0 obsolete, I do not think VB 6.0 is going so quickly. If you already have VB 6.0, it is not such a bad idea to start with VB 6.0 and migrate to .NET after you have gotten a better feel for VB.
 
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I have vb.net but would actually prefer vb6. Eventually vb6 will become obsolete and support will diminish, but at the moment I am finding it very difficult to get developers' kits, drivers etc etc for some of the stuff I am writing applications for.

 
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Come to think of it, does anyone know where I can get of copy of vb6? (standard is fine)

 
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VB6 has a few more years left in it, but the end is definitely coming. See
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/support/vb6.aspx

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This is unfortunately very true. Microsoft has been planning to cut off VB6 since the first beta version of .NET. It is how Microsoft works. They use strong arm tactics to force their new products. I like some things in VB6 better than .NET and .NET migration is not easy enough to move all our programs to .NET. However, MS is going to force the issue as fast as they can. However, I think VB6 still has a good couple of years left.
 
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thankx for replys, i only have a working model of vb6, which does everything except compile, so which would be worth getting? oh, and are they available for free or pay through me nose like microsoft usually do?






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