I found some old floppies with some of my early basic programs on them. I made them in vb3 (.bas .frm) but I'd like to open them in VB.NET is there a way to do this? I saved all my files in ASCII.

p.s. please don't post this link, because i DID google :idea:

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I know VB6 could open VB4 and you can definately upgrade VB6 to .NET so i think it should be possible. Theres no harm in trying it with something like VB.NET Express first (theres an option not to write over your old files when upgrading)

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Thanx! That worked. I have a friend who has VB6 so he converted vb3 to vb6 and then returned it to me.
One problem though:
The vb6 project runs fine and the conversion works fine. But when I try to compile the project VS2005 says invalid char at this line:

Module MODULE11; ..\MODULE1.BAS

What does this line do? I'm really not into VB(.net), since my first programs I've switched to C.

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Nevermind...Changing it to module MODULE1 works fine!

Thanx for the help!

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what VB2005 do you have?
Full or express?

I recoommend Visual Basic Step By Step (Microsott Press) - I have the 2003 version and its an excellent book for getting started in VB - goes all the way from Windows Forms to OOP to GDI+ to ADO databases and ASP its a really great book (my 2003 version (£90) came with VB2003 standard edition which was worth like 100 quid) if you can get a similar deal for VB2005 i reccomend (you can get the book on its own of course)

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by the way i sucessfully upgraded a project straight from VB4 to .NET 2005 last night - it did it fine

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what VB2005 do you have?
Full or express?

That's strange I allready replied to this... But my message is gone :eek:
Anyway: I use pro, I use it to program Embedded devices with C++.
Therefor I'm not really interrested in learning VB.net, I just wanted to laugh at my early creations! But thanks for the effords.

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.NET is great for embedded devices
I use .NET PRO for programming pocketpcs

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I use .NET PRO for programming pocketpcs

I've tried it with a windows-ce device, just a simple program. (com, ui & multithreading) and it was very easy to program, but C++ just gives faster(smaller) executables. I am programming for an experimental device and I don't have memory to spare, so I'll just stick with C++. No hard feelings :)

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