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    vb6 convertor (anyone tried it)

    Hello Group,

    I have heard it before, it is probably better to re-write a program than to try to convert it from vb6 to whatever other language. Having said that, I feel I want to see for myself. with over 200,000 lines of code in my 3 large projects I just think attempting a convert would be a good experiment.

    I am going to start with the 30k LOC project.

    My question to everyone here is have you ever used either of these?


    I have tried the demos but because they limit the LOC there is really no way to know how each will perform.
    I will be attempting to go from VB6 to Delphi and then importing the delphi code into Lazarus.

    Anyone that has tried this please give some feedback


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    Re: vb6 convertor (anyone tried it)

    Be ready for all kind of surprises!

    My company had a bad experience with one converter (I am not sure of its name) as it was a few years back and I was not the one using it as they hired a C# guy to do the job and get the converted project up and running.

    Long story short he failed and wanted to do it from scratch, I left the company and to be honest I am not sure if they still use and maintain the VB6 application or did the transition!

    On the personal level I tried VBto demo with a small project and I was no happy!

    If you are very familiar to your target language then my advice is to rewrite it instead
    Last edited by labmany; Dec 8th, 2018 at 06:24 PM.

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    Re: vb6 convertor (anyone tried it)

    Hi axisdj,

    To answer your question, "no", I haven't tried any of these recently. Early on I tried them, and the results were disastrous. Since then, I've just stuck with VB6 and never looked back.

    Not to re-direct your thread, but, if you don't mind, let me ask why you want to convert? Are you trying to transition to platforms beyond Windows?

    Take Care,
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    Re: vb6 convertor (anyone tried it)

    I'm on another difficult road to migration:

    Client-Side: Win-Desktop ---> Web ---> Mobile
    Server-Side: Lan-Server ---> WebServer ---> Cloud-Server

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