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    Question about VB.NET

    I was wondering can you compile VB6 code using VB.NET?

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    c++ form! where?? o here!

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    Ehm.... Depends, .NET has managed code wich you can switch off
    in VC++ but i'm not sure about VB.NET, I think so though. They
    would do a bad job if not.

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    Yes you can compile the code. It has a convertor to help you migrate your code. But I dont like VB. In my experience I would rather use API than stuff like Form1.Text1.Text = "Hello World!".. and it looks like VB.NET is even more 'tedious' than VB 6.0.

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    You can try to convert it, but it's prone to errors and a pain in the a$$. Every MS guy I've met told me to just switch to C# and never look at VB again. VB.NET has nothing C# couldn't offer.
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    I agree. I don't think that Microsoft has been doing too great of a job at keeping the syntax and methods in VB parallel to each previous edition. I don't know, but I dont think that a career in VB is stable at all.

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    first of all, Xei, you have no idea what you're talking about. If you even take a look at the APIs for .Net, you'll see that it's 1/4 the code as opposed to VB6. So I'm wondering how that could be more "tedious"??

    Secondly, a career in VB is quite possible and rather stable. Sure, you may be asked to write applications in multiple languages, but you really can't beat the development speed of VB. And while I'll agree that keeping VB parallel between versions has been a downfall, you still can't dismiss it as a valid option.

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