I apologize right away that it’s been a while since I’ve blogged about the interop forms toolkit although I’ve been doing my best to keep up with issues and questions on the interop forums. It seems from the mail I’ve received that a lot of people are having good success at extending their legacy vb6 apps in interesting ways using the toolkit.
Today I 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 here on this blog.
(Starting today, we’ll be highlighting various tips that might help you when using the InteropForms 2.0 toolkit. With the latest release of the toolkit, you can do some fairly impressive upgrades to your existing VB6 applications. Don’t believe me? Check this out as one cool example
(Recently, we released the InteropForms 2.0 toolkit which allows you to add the richness of .net windows forms to your vb6 application. We’ve gotten a fair number of questions from customers asking for more details on deployment, so this will hopefully answer most of your questions)