[time-nuts] Help w/integration problem

Didier Juges didier at cox.net
Wed Jan 4 00:12:20 EST 2006


Visual Basic is the normal evolution for old Basic programs like yours. 
You can directly reuse the source code for most of your algorithms, but 
you will have to rewrite the user interface. VB makes it really easy to 
generate a good looking visual interface that will make your program 
look professional. Of course, VB is Windows only.

The most popular versions (in my opinion, not a scientific study :-) are:
1) VB 3.0, the oldest version that one might want to consider using 
because it was quite popular and useful, and I happen to have an old 
legitimate copy that I do not use anymore and I would be glad to let you 
have it for you to play with (and do such silly things as convert your 
old DOS BASIC programs...) if I can find it,
2) VB 6.0, the one I am currently using most, because it is WIDELY 
popular and used by a lot of professional software writers and very well 
supported by various groups on the Internet, and
3) VB.NET, the current version, where VB stands for Very Bloated. Nuf said.

Being a MSDN licensee, I have access to all versions but I prefer VB 6.0 
for general Windows software.

Let me know if you are interested, I will dig up my old VB 3.0 disks.

Didier KO4BB

Mike Feher wrote:

>Magnus -
>So far I do not have any problems running any of my basic programs for
>myself. The problem comes when I try to share like this time. All the best
>in 2006 - Mike
>Mike B. Feher
>89 Arnold Blvd.
>Howell, NJ, 07731

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