Visual Basic 2005 Power Pack!
I’m excited to announce that the Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Power Pack has been released and is now available for download on MSDN! In this release we have two components:
- Microsoft Interop Forms Toolkit 1.0 – This toolkit is aimed at simplifying the use of Visual Basic.NET WinForms within a Visual Basic 6 application. The toolkit is targeted specifically at providing tools and guidance for performing a phased migration of a VB6 forms-based application to VB.NET. The goal of a phased migration is a production release at the end of each phase that has both VB6 and .NET forms running in the same VB6 .exe process.
- Microsoft PrintForm Component 1.0
– The PrintForm component is designed to bring back the ability to easily print a Windows Form. With this the new PrintForm component you can once again layout the Windows Form exactly as you want it and allow your users to print the form as a quick report.
Both components are fully supported, and we’ve included the source code for the Interop Toolkit as well. For more information check out http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/downloads/powerpacks/default.aspx
We plan to release additional components for the Power Pack in the coming months, and your feedback is an important part of the process. Is there a specific component you’d like to see? Let us know by submitting your suggestions and voting for your favorite ideas at http://connect.microsoft.com/vbasic.