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White Paper: Migrating Applications to Visual Basic 5.0

Article ID: 175531

Article Last Modified on 3/11/2005


  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Learning Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Enterprise Edition

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Visual Basic 5.0 offers many new features and functions that make it a worthwhile platform to move to. Of course, the most compelling reason may be the fact that it now creates native code executables, resulting in performance gains over previous versions of Visual Basic. In addition, you have the ability to create ActiveX controls, ActiveDocs, as well as other features.


This document considers and discusses the following:

  • Reasons to migrate
  • Issues to Consider
  • Notable Changes to Visual Basic
  • Types of Change
  • Plan of Attack
  • Migration Resources

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