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Visual Basic 7.0

By yusuf1 ·
My name is Yusuf Baluch and i am doing my E-Accp from Aptech. For many days i am hearing this rumour that Visual Basic 7.0 is going to change into object oriented and has no compatibility with VB 6.0, if it is so then we learn Visual Basic from the Beginning??

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VB 6.0 is Object Oriented.

by TheTravman In reply to Visual Basic 7.0

Visual Basic is an object oriented language.
As for VB 7.0, I haven't heard anything about it but I can't imagine them changing it enough that you would have to completely re-learn how to program with it.
Anyway if you know VB 6.0 you shouldn't have a problem.

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Visual Basic .NET

by privately_owed In reply to Visual Basic 7.0

Hi Yusuf,

VB 7 will be VERY different from VB6. Microsoft is removing support for some programming constructs that have been supported for backwards compatibility, like Gosubs. The language is also being updated to include an Exception error handling model (like C++ and Java) and "true" object oriented features like polymorphism, implementation inheritence, etc.

As a result, a lot of code written for VB6 and back will not compile under VB.NET. Having said this, it's still going to be Visual Basic, it will still be possible for you to do most things the way you have done them before, and it will still be the easiest lanugage (IMHO) to do Windows development with.

If you want to know more about this, http://www.vb2themax.com has some nice articles and a mailing list regarding the changes. You could also see the msdn site at http://msdn.microsoft.com (you can download the .NET beta there) and also have a look around our Developer Community here at TechRepublic, I'm sure we'll betalking about it. :-)

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