INFO: Install Visual Basic .NET on Same Computer as Visual Basic 6.0 to Upgrade Project

SUMMARY
When you upgrade a Visual Basic 6.0 project to Visual Basic .NET, it is recommended that you install Visual Basic .NET on the same computer as Visual Basic 6.0.

MORE INFORMATION
The "Preparing Your Visual Basic 6.0 Applications for the Upgrade to Visual Basic .NET" white paper describes how to upgrade your Visual Basic 6.0 project to Visual Basic .NET. It is easier to upgrade a Visual Basic 6.0 project to Visual Basic .NET if Visual Basic .NET and Visual Basic 6.0 reside on the same computer.

As the white paper describes, the first step is to prepare the Visual Basic 6.0 application for the upgrade. If you install Visual Basic .NET on the same computer as Visual Basic 6.0, you ensure that the Visual Basic 6.0 application compiles and works correctly before you try to upgrade the project. In addition, if you compile the Visual Basic 6.0 project on the same computer, you ensure sure that you have all of the dependent controls and libraries for the Visual Basic 6.0 application, which are necessary for the upgrade.

It is also easier to upgrade a multitier application if Visual Basic 6.0 and Visual Basic .NET are installed on the same computer. For additional information about how to upgrade a multitier application, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

309617 HOW TO: Upgrade a Visual Basic 6.0 Project Group to Visual Basic .NET

NOTE: The Visual Basic .NET Upgrade Wizard is included in Visual Studio .NET Professional.

REFERENCES
For more information, refer to the following MSDN Web site:

Preparing Your Visual Basic 6.0 Applications for the Upgrade to Visual Basic .NET
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default....6tovbdotnet.asp

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APPLIES TO
? Microsoft Visual Basic .NET 2002 Standard Edition