The latest version of ArtinSoft’s renowned VB 6.0 to .NET conversion product includes
loads of new features aimed towards improving the tool’s usability, reducing the manual
effort in migration projects and taking advantage of Microsoft’s .NET infrastructure.
Overall, there are more than 200 improvements, but the following are the main new features:
A friendlier, easier to use interface, guiding the user through all the steps required to convert the code
and providing clear feedback about the process and pending actions. Detailed descriptions and examples for the
different upgrade options were added to help chose the most appropriate settings.
Conversion of “Load”, “Unload”, “Show” and “Close”
VBUC 5 includes a new option to convert the Load, Unload, Show and Close statements and the Show and Load events.
To convert these statements and events the VBUC provides the following options:
- .NET Native event and functions
- Load event upgraded as a method invoked from a Form constructor
Added support for the conversion of ADODB.Field when ADO is being converted to ADO.NET using System.Data.Commons.
This new version supports the value of the ADODB.Field and the metadata
“On Error Resume Next” to Lambda Expressions
The “On Error Resume Next” statement doesn’t have a direct equivalent in C#.NET. VBUC 5 introduces a new optional
feature to convert it using lambda expressions, drastically reducing the manual changes related to this conversion.
“VB.Collection” to .Net Native Classes
The current version of the VBUC provides an option to convert “VB.Collection” to the following .NET Classes:
HashTable, ArrayList, StringCollection and StringDictionary, depending on how the collection is used in the original code.
VBUC 5 now converts the “VB.Collection” to the .NET Ordered Dictionary class instead of the above combination,
producing a cleaner code closer to functional equivalence.
Improved conversion of multi-dimensional arrays
The migration of multi-dimensional array was enhanced to reduce the compilation errors on the converted code,
by considering all the dimensions for the most possible scenarios.
SSRibbon to Windows Forms
SSRibbon is now converted to CheckBox or RadioButton, depending on weather it is
a single ribbon or not. Ribbons can be organized into groups; a group of several
ribbons will be converted to a RadioButton, while a single ribbon will be converted
to a CheckBox. This option can be turned on/off in the UpgradeOptions group “Infragistics”.
SSDBGrid to Infragistics UltraGrid
SSDBGrid can now be converted to Infragistics.Win.UltraWinGrid.UltraGrid.
Dependency Analyzer Tool
The VBUC now includes a “Dependency Analyzer” that can be found in the “Tools” toolbar.
It allows the user to gather data about inter-project dependencies and generate
some specific reports based on that information.
Infragistics SSDataWidgets_B (SSDBGrid, SSDBCombo, SSDropDown to Infragistics.NET
MSRDC Validate event map, remove MSRDC interop reference when map to to ADO.NET
Scripting.FileSystemObject map to object.