I just posted a Channel 9 interview with Todd Apley, Senior Test Lead on the VB Team, where he shows us a variety of tips and tricks with using the Interop Forms Toolkit on Visual Studio 2008. He also shows us how to deploy a hybrid application built with VB 6 and VB.NET using XCopy deployment and RegFree-COM. Todd will also be posting follow-up information on the VB Team blog.
I just added another webcast for March 28th on VB6 migration to .NET to the list of March madness webcasts I’ll be doing.
Rob Windsor and I will be presenting a bonus webcast on VB6 to .NET migration. If you’re involved in a migration push and don’t know where to start this webcast is for you.
There’s still a lot of Visual Basic 6 systems running the world and if you’re one of the developers maintaining those systems you may be looking at migration strategies to move to .NET. You don’t have to take on a complete rewrite of your system,
You don’t have to rewrite your Visual Basic 6 applications to take advantage of the .NET framework, you can use .NET right in your VB 6 apps using the Interop Forms Toolkit.
The Interop Forms Toolkit simplifies the process of displaying .NET forms and controls in your VB 6 applications by wrapping your .NET code with COM wrappers automatically for you and allowing you to expose .NET properties,