Now that VB6 is dead, isn't there a company that will make a good VB converter and let me continue to make programs that don't rely on the .net runtime?
If VB6 may be dead, but the body is still warm! And to make it worse, all the development managers insist we put the bodies under heat lamps!
Sick of VB
I tried the RB converter on simple project but gave up after a couple hours trying to get it to run.
I second PowerBasic, http://www.powerbasic.com. But while the language is compatible, plus has lots of improvements, the GUI side of things is completely different. It's not like you can just drop your VB projects into PB and have them run.
Indeed, roughly said, PowerBasic is to VB what C is to C++, ie. forget stuff like Command1.Click, as PB is purely procedural.
I second RealBasic, after only a few days trial.
The real Entrepreneur
another vote for REALbasic, I use it a _lot_ these days and although its still nowhere near perfect, its better than anything else Ive found by a long way.
Add my vote for PowerBASIC as well. There's no integrated forms engine, but there are a number of very good add-ons to address that issue, both from PB and third-party vendors.
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