Running Visual Basic Programs on Windows Vista

You would think that Microsoft Visual Basic programs would run in the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system.  If you are using programs created with Visual Basic 6 or older, you can't count on them working well in Vista.  You are much more likely to see compatibility problems with Vista 64 than Vista 32.

Clearly, the solution is to take your old Visual Basic 6.0 code and convert it to Visual Basic 2008 code.  After all, you can take an old Microsoft Word document and open it up in the newest version of Word without any problems.  You should expect to do the same with Visual Basic.  IT DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY!

Between 1986 and 1995 you could convert an old version of a Microsoft Basic program to a newer version in an hour or so.  Now, going from Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6) to Visual Basic .NET 2008 could be quick or could take months.  In fact, there are cases where it is easier to rewrite the program from scratch than to convert it!

You don't have to run out and purchase Visual Basic .NET 2008 (Visual Studio 2008 Professional) for $799 to see if this will work.  We can evaluate your code for $129 to see how difficult this process might be.

If you would like more information, contact Dave at 1-800-326-6686 or dmkaufmann@DTSdenvertax.com. (REMOVE THE "DTS" from the email address.  The "DTS" is to throw SPAMers off!)


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