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    Hey all,

    I want to start learning to program VB so that I may eventually develope a custom front end for PCDMIS w/ a simplified user intertface. Which version of VB should I go with and why? TIA
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    I would use visual basic 6.0. The Wilcox example on their website, ALLGUI was created using this version, but this version is not free. Vb.net or Visual Studio Basic 2005 express requires .NET framework drivers to operate but this version is free and downloadable from the Microsoft site.
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    • #3
      Which version does the form editor in V4.1 use? Do you know which version ships w/ Microsoft Excel 2003?
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      • #4
        I prefer vb6, hard to find anymore.
        Craig likes vb.net

        try the free stuff...
        Links to my utilities for PCDMIS

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        • #5
          All office products that I am aware of use vb6

          Open excel, then a vb edit window and check "HELP|ABOUT" for the version
          Links to my utilities for PCDMIS

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          • #6
            Excell is VB6, it is widespread. If you want to learn 6 will do you right as you can learn a lot from macros and what not.

            .net is cool I like the way VB has gone with it.
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            • #7
              Craig, if you get the time to respond, why do you prefer VB.Net?
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              • #8
                There are alot of online tutorials that you can use to start learning the basics of VB. Once you understand the basics, there are tools inside VB that will also help.
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                • #9
                  Thanks, Ho's for everyone
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                  • #10
                    I use VB.net Express 2005 for the following reasons.
                    1. Its free.
                    2. Current software technology.
                    3. Its free.
                    4. It is supported software.
                    5. Its free.
                    6. Easy to get (try finding a copy of VB 6).
                    7. Its free.
                    8. Standard copy of VB.net Express 2005 (which is free) has most of what Professional VB 6 has(which is about $800.00 if you can find it).
                    9. Its free.
                    10. Great looking and highly usable IDE.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by slesholdofthreep View Post
                      Craig, if you get the time to respond, why do you prefer VB.Net?
                      First of all the environment is great. Lots of new objects that you used to have to go online for (folder browser object should have been added ages ago). New, cool shortcuts
                      Code:
                      variablname += 1 instead of variablename = variablename + 1
                      Lots of little things really.

                      I have not multithreaded with it yet but you now have the ability to do that. Basically they are trying to bring it up to the level of the C laguages abilities. It has gotten a lot stronger with .net although admittedly, I hardly tap into it.
                      Originally posted by kneislyd View Post
                      I use VB.net Express 2005 for the following reasons.

                      1. Its free.
                      2. Current software technology.
                      3. Its free.
                      4. It is supported software.
                      5. Its free.
                      6. Easy to get (try finding a copy of VB 6).
                      7. Its free.
                      8. Standard copy of VB.net Express 2005 (which is free) has most of what Professional VB 6 has(which is about $800.00 if you can find it).
                      9. Its free.
                      10. Great looking and highly usable IDE.
                      The entire Visual Studio 2005 (VB.net, C#, C++, J#) is around $250. That's still $250 more than free but I am pretty sure you can not connect to remote databases with the free one. At least with 2003 you could not. But yes, free is good.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by craiger_ny View Post
                        Lots of new objects that you used to have to go online for (folder browser object should have been added ages ago).
                        No argument on most of what you said, but, folder browsing is in vb6 without going to internet. not sure where you got the info on that...

                        one good thing about vb6... you can create an executable that anyone can run without having to install .anything
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by cmmguy View Post
                          No argument on most of what you said, but, folder browsing is in vb6 without going to internet. not sure where you got the info on that...

                          one good thing about vb6... you can create an executable that anyone can run without having to install .anything

                          Yea, VB.Net requires the .NET framework installed. Not a biggie actually, you can just download it from Microsoft and install it.

                          I'm not sure what you mean by the folder browsing part. You can folder browse with VB.NET.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by kneislyd View Post
                            I use VB.net Express 2005 for the following reasons.
                            1. Its free.
                            2. Current software technology.
                            3. Its free.
                            4. It is supported software.
                            5. Its free.
                            6. Easy to get (try finding a copy of VB 6).
                            7. Its free.
                            8. Standard copy of VB.net Express 2005 (which is free) has most of what Professional VB 6 has(which is about $800.00 if you can find it).
                            9. Its free.
                            10. Great looking and highly usable IDE.
                            How much does it cost though?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Wingman View Post
                              How much does it cost though?
                              It's FREE (if you know how to your your scroll-lock button!)
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                              I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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