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Old 12-15-2006, 09:31 AM   #1
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VB6 user


I've been using VB6 for years - making MMI applications using serial, OPC and TCP/UDP interface.

I'm looking into the possibility converting to Linux.
Does anyone have experience with VB-like Linux apps like Envelop ?

Thanks
Alex
 
Old 12-16-2006, 02:05 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by ajmcpher
I've been using VB6 for years - making MMI applications using serial, OPC and TCP/UDP interface.

I'm looking into the possibility converting to Linux.
Does anyone have experience with VB-like Linux apps like Envelop ?

Thanks
Alex
The standard vb-like language for linux is gambas. VB6 is pretty ancient. Programming doesn't work like VB6 anymore. Object oriented programming, or oop is the current model for most programming. If you know oop, you can do some pretty powerful stuff really easily. VB6 is sort of oop, but lacks some significant features of true oop. You might take a look at gambas in the package "gambas-doc". And, if you want to program in linux you will need patience, because if don't have it you'll get frustrated easily, and do a lot more work by forcing something that isn't supposed to work to work. So, keep an open mind, and let the linux programming tools lead you to sound programming practices. It seems like it will take forever, but you'll be glad you did it.
 
Old 12-16-2006, 03:04 AM   #3
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There are more GUI programming IDEs as GLADE, KDevelop.

These are only the user interface designers.
Glade uses GTK widgets and KDevelop user QT widgets.

you can use your favourite language to develop the core applications as C, C++, Perl, Python, Ruby etc.

So, these things are not like VB.
you need to be patient and open minded to learn a lot.

Wishes.
Welcome to Linux Programming.

T.Shrinivasan.
 
Old 12-18-2006, 04:33 PM   #4
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I started writing a quick introduction to moving to Linux programming using GTK+ with C specifically targeted to VB developers. It's not complete, and I don't intend to finish it, however, you can see it here: http://www.micahcarrick.com/v2/content/view/39/20/

Also, MonoDevelop (http://www.monodevelop.com) has done a lot of work on making a very friendly GUI/IDE for building applications using mono (C#) and GTK+ (GTK#). It looks like it could be an easy way to "transition" into Linux GUI programming-- though I've only done the straight C/GTK+ stuff myself.
 
Old 07-03-2007, 09:16 AM   #5
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Lightbulb Good Linux alternatives to VB6

Hi VB 6 User,

You may find this Linux Project of great interest:

The KBASIC Project
http://www.kbasic.org/doku.php

The Phoenix Project
http://www.janus-software.com/phoenix_download.html

Good stuff indeed.....

I guess there is some hope for VB heads out there.

The KBASIC project is cross-platform ('sfar as I know)

Cheers
 
Old 07-03-2007, 09:20 AM   #6
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Very nice post

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Originally Posted by MicahCarrick
I started writing a quick introduction to moving to Linux programming using GTK+ with C specifically targeted to VB developers. It's not complete, and I don't intend to finish it, however, you can see it here: http://www.micahcarrick.com/v2/content/view/39/20/

Also, MonoDevelop (http://www.monodevelop.com) has done a lot of work on making a very friendly GUI/IDE for building applications using mono (C#) and GTK+ (GTK#). It looks like it could be an easy way to "transition" into Linux GUI programming-- though I've only done the straight C/GTK+ stuff myself.

Thanks for this Micah....

I found it quite helpful...

I guess GTK can be used on its own without VB hang-ups
 
  


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