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Moving from VB6 to VB.NET

Course Summary

This mini-course presents the main issues, options and tools in moving from VB6 to VB.NET

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    Course Syllabus

    VB6 to VB.NET: The Big Picture
    - 1h 4m

    —Introduction 0m 23s
    —Module overview 0m 47s
    —'This will only hurt a little bit' --- similarities between VB6 and VB.NET 0m 33s
    —The devil is in the details --- differences... 1m 38s
    —The good news --- transition help and benefits 1m 40s
    —Demo: a simple listbox app in VB6 0m 36s
    —Demo: equivalent listbox app in VB.NET 0m 11s
    —Demo: creating VB.NET project in Visual Studio 2008 1m 5s
    —Demo: creating the UI 1m 29s
    —Demo: programming Load event, compile, run 1m 26s
    —Demo: configuring button and programming Click event 1m 45s
    —Demo: With statement and VB.NET background compilation 2m 12s
    —Demo: VB.NET support for form resizing 1m 35s
    —Demo: summary of VB.NET listbox app 0m 57s
    —What's so different about VB.NET? 0m 11s
    —Major difference #1: a new run-time (CLR) 2m 11s
    —Major difference #2: compilation to platform-neutral assembly language (MSIL) 2m 30s
    —Major difference #3: a new component resolution algorithm (e.g. GAC) 3m 55s
    —Strategies for moving from VB6 to VB.NET 1m 53s
    —Overview of Microsoft's VB6 Upgrade Wizard (one possible strategy) 2m 16s
    —Demo: upgrade wizard example #1 of single-tier VB6 database app 1m 35s
    —Demo: running upgrade wizard 2m 33s
    —Demo: upgrade wizard's generated result 1m 51s
    —Demo: reviewing the upgrade report 1m 38s
    —Demo: warning, 'generated data access code may not scale' 0m 45s
    —Summary of upgrade wizard demo #1 0m 49s
    —Demo: upgrade wizard example #2 of MDI-based text editor 1m 39s
    —Demo: running the upgrade wizard 2m 1s
    —Demo: upgrade wizard's generated result 1m 13s
    —Demo: upgrade issue #1, dynamic binding 3m 28s
    —Demo: upgrade issue #2, dynamic vs. static binding 2m 54s
    —Demo: upgrade issue #3, the 'My.' productivity framework 2m 24s
    —Summary of upgrade wizard demo #2 1m 5s
    —Overview of Microsoft's Code Advisor for VB6 1m 27s
    —Demo: running Code Advisor for VB6 2m 50s
    —Overview of mixed-mode projects (another possible strategy) 1m 8s
    —Mixed-mode trade-offs 2m 12s
    —Our Training Goal 0m 51s
    —Resources 1m 26s
    —Summary 1m 21s
    —Questions? Email address and blog URL 0m 24s
    Language Changes: VB6 to VB.NET
    - 1h 3m

    —Introduction 0m 12s
    —Module overview 0m 25s
    —Module subtext --- ways of thinking (VB6 vs .NET vs VB.NET) 1m 0s
    —Module examples --- overview 0m 50s
    —Example #1: Reading from a text file in VB6 1m 29s
    —Demo: example #1 in VB.NET --- 'the VB6 way' 4m 16s
    —Summary of example #1 'the VB6 way' 0m 50s
    —What's wrong with the 'VB6' way of writing VB.NET? 1m 46s
    —Again with example #1 in VB.NET --- this time 'the .NET way' 0m 18s
    —Exception handling with Try-Catch 1m 31s
    —Files and the StreamReader object 0m 46s
    —Proper close/cleanup with Using 1m 19s
    —Catching and Throwing exceptions 2m 22s
    —Summary of example #1 'the VB.NET way' 0m 16s
    —Again with example #1 in VB.NET --- this time 'the VB.NET way' 0m 51s
    —Example #2: a Product class in VB6 1m 24s
    —Using a VB6 class 0m 36s
    —Motivating VB.NET changes to Product class 0m 14s
    —Real constructors! 1m 14s
    —Garbage collection instead of reference counting! 1m 12s
    —Demo: Product class in VB.NET 2m 31s
    —Demo: using Product class in VB.NET 2m 30s
    —Summary of Product Class in VB.NET 1m 34s
    —Class Properties in VB6 0m 47s
    —Demo: Class Properties in VB.NET 3m 48s
    —Summary of Class Properties in VB.NET 0m 37s
    —Example #3: data access in VB6 2m 34s
    —Example #3 in VB.NET --- 'the VB6 way' 2m 19s
    —Again example #3 in VB.NET --- this time 'the .NET way' 0m 18s
    —DataSets == disconnected recordsets 0m 34s
    —Factory pattern for database-neutral, reusable code 4m 0s
    —Collection vs Dictionary 1m 18s
    —Generics! 1m 44s
    —Working with DataSets 1m 30s
    —Demo: working with DataSets 3m 54s
    —Working with Factory objects, filling DataSets 1m 16s
    —Demo: Factory objects and Filling DataSets 5m 47s
    —Summary of Factory objects and filling DataSets 0m 28s
    —Resources 0m 44s
    —Summary 1m 44s
    —Questions? Email address, blog URL 0m 18s

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USD 29

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1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations and Networks & IT Infrastructure Community

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