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By lfh003 ·
Since .NET is the lastest thing going, which should I put my effort into: learn VB6 or go directly to .NET?

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by sachin In reply to .NET

Net Rocks! If you are really comfortable with VB6, then VB.Net won't be a major learning curve. Don't get me wrong, you will have a lot to learn, but if you are planning on the project being more than two months long, then you can probably gauge your difference for learning at about 25% for the first two months, after that your learning curve should be on the decline.

Here's a big question. Will you be planning to go to .Net at any time in the future?
One thing to keep in mind is that you can convert your VB6 project to VB.Net without a whole lot of work in most cases, but most of your program won't really be .Net managed code when you get through with the upgrade, especially if you are using ADO. The project will still run as a .Net executable, but it will be using interop (COM wrapper) for the ADO until that is moved to ADO.Net, which is more work than just learning ADO.Net and using that to start with.

I would recommend learning ADO.Net as soon as possible if you are going to be doing any DB access. It's a pardigm-shift from ADO, but it is very robust and once you are over that hurdle you'll be much more productive.

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