I'm training at college in VB.NET, I'm not that far along, but know the basics.
My father is in the IT dept at a printing firm. A programmer developed a fairly simple "Label Printer" application for his company in VB6. They've been running it on the shop-floor computers which have Win98. They want to upgrade to WinXP, but can't get the Label Printer application to work on XP.
I asked my instructor about this, he said it's most likely because of the switch to ADO.NET.
My father has some of the source files for the Label Printer application, so I attempted to import it into Visual Studio 2005. It gave me an error or two, which I managed to overcome.
Then I came to an error, as it's upgrading/importing the vb6 project into Visual Studio, it stops at "Status: Parsing FlexDataSource.cls..."
The error message is
"Upgrade failed: Exception occurred: Could not load referenced component:
You need to install this component before you upgrade the project. It is recommended you install VB6.0, with all referenced components, and ensure the application compiles and runs before upgrading."
I'm at work right now, and I'm on my laptop which has Vista on it. I tried to download and register the VSFLEX7D.OCX, but Vista wouldn't take.
I'll have to wait until I get to a machine with that .ocx file on it?
Can anyone give me some suggestions for importing to Visual Studio, because I've never done this before.
Thanks all, have a good one.