vb express conversion


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Guest

i am switching from a access front end to a vb front end for my database. i
want to play around with vb for a little while before i decide to give ms
more money. if i develop in vb express can i take the application and use it
with vstudio pro when i want to distribute?
 
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Guest

Frosty1:

This was my way of approaching the task:

I bought an entry level VB.net book and went through it - in front of the
computer - chapter by chapter (suffering the redundancy with what I already
knew). I chose SAMs Teach Yourself MS VB.NET in 21 Days.

Then I bought "Programming VB.net", "VB.net Programmer's Cookbook" and
"VB.NET Language Reference" from the Microsoft press and familiarized myself
with these resources.

Then I worked on applications of my own referring to my resources and using
the help I got from this discussion group.

I still get a little frustrated at times but that's part of the fun.
 
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Guest

Are you talking about VB Express 2005 Beta running on the .Net Framework 2.0?

Yes, you can develop a form/program & use it when the production version of
the Framework 2.0 & VS (2005) are out, but you won't be able to open it in
2003. Although, anything written in 2003 will be opened in 2005.
 
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Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]

Frosty1 said:
i am switching from a access front end to a vb front end for my database.
i
want to play around with vb for a little while before i decide to give ms
more money. if i develop in vb express can i take the application and use
it
with vstudio pro when i want to distribute?
There is no guarantee that projects created with the Beta version of the
Visual Basic Express 2005 edition can be opened with the final release of
Visual Basic Express 2005, Visual Basic Standard 2005, or Visual Studio
2005. The VB 2005 language and IDE offer features that are not available in
VB 2003, for example. As a consequence, projects created with VB/VS 2005
cannot be opened with VB/VS 2003.
 
G

Guest

Microsoft always make things backwardly compatible, but not forwardly
compatible, as they never know what the future holds.

I already mentioned that you won't be able to open VS 2005 projects in VS
2003.
 
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Pete Wright

Umm no they don't.

The key is that Microsoft "try" to make things backwardly compatible across
released versions of a product line. They don't for betas. There is
absolutely no guarantee at all, as Herfried pointed out, that any project
you create in a current beta will be usable in any future beta or release.
It's likely, but not guaranteed.
 
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