I have for a number of years supported a VB5 application which controls customers equipment. We are now going to do some major changes to software because hardware is changing. It now seems the ideal opportunity to upgrade to a newer/latest version of visual basic, which if we go the Microsoft route is part of Visual Studio.
First thoughts of mine suggest there are two ways of getting to latest version
1) rewrite in new version, using code from old version and converting appropiately
2) convert in steps via the various versions of VB, such that I pick the latest one that will convert existing version. For example probably convert to Vb6 first.
Has anyone else had this to do ? If so any tips please ?
Any other suggestions, different languages, other makes of VB, etc ?