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 Post subject: where to get a copy of VB6 (or VS6)
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:11 pm 
Willamette
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Does anyone know where I can get a copy of VS6 or VB6? Would prefer the entire Visual Studio Suite, but will settle for VB6 if that's all i can get.

(I have a program I need to update that was written in VB6 and can't really port it to .NET at this point---but I some how have misplaced my VS6 CDs during a recent move...)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:29 pm 
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You can download the VS 2010 Beta here or you can nab the Express version from MS directly.

Every other version needs to be purchased, I believe. I'm sure Crash knows better than I, though.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:31 pm 
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No, unfortunately I need Version 6 (I know, it's like 10-12 years old now) because to convert it to the current-day .Net standards would take too much time and effort right now (I need to get this thing updated ASAP). I tried to upgrade it to the 2005 edition, and even 2005 threw up a ton of errors during conversion (not really errors, but fixed i Had to make in order to have it work properly with .Net). Maybe someday I'll update it to .NET, but for now, I need to just get the thing updated...


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:42 am 
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Good luck?

If you have to buy it, the best price if have found is $200 (at least from a source I am comfortable with).

Any reason why you can't port it? Time?

I might have a copy around somewhere..... maybe...


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:43 am 
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I will look when I get home tonight, but I wouldn't hold my breath.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:48 pm 
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The main reason is time... but also for the fact that the program works fine as it is (just needs updating) and I'm fearing that by trying to port/re-write it with a newer version it may cause problems (either now, or down the line). I know at some point I'll have to re-do the program in VB.NET (or maybe I could try converting it to Visual C#.Net if I get a lot of time). My main reason here is time. Additionally, the target system is only a Windows XP system (and while .NET applications can be deployed onto XP systems, I'd like to keep it as original as possible).

The funny thing is that I have the VB6 Learning Edition, but that version lacks the compiler I need to compile when I'm done making changes...


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Still need VB6?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:27 am 
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Yes, I do. But from what I saw everywhere else, people wanted $300+ for it. Even the Standard edition would be fine.


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Sent you a PM.

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