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S0RD3N 11-21-2004 10:05 PM

Stupid Question: Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 (A.K.A. Visual Basic 6) Will it run?
 
Okay, I'm currently on Winblows (I hate it) and it's annoyed me enough that I just can't stand it! The only thing that I am concerned about switching is will one of my software products work? It's from Microsoft and I'm doubting it will but I hope it does work.

It's Visual Basic 6.0... If it won't work on Linux then I'm not going to switch unfortunately... Can anyone help me?

Thanks in advance!

~S0RD3N

funkydan2 11-21-2004 11:22 PM

There are some ways for you to continue to write BASIC under Linux.

http://www.realsoftware.com/
http://gambas.sourceforge.net/
http://www.janus-software.com/phoenix_features.html
http://www.programmersheaven.com/app...=3737&ZoneID=0

I don't know how well any of these import your existing projects.

There's also a chance that Visual Studio does run under either wine or crossover office (www.codeweavers.com) - but I wouldn't bet on it.

Daniel

S0RD3N 11-21-2004 11:33 PM

Thank you :) I will keep researching on this subject

paul.nel 11-22-2004 12:33 AM

MS VS is for developing software application for Windows platforms. There is probably no valid reason for developing this software on any other platform than on Windows? If Windows annoys you enough maybe you should consider looking at development for Linux platforms!

jayjwa 05-19-2006 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by funkydan2
There's also a chance that Visual Studio does run under either wine or crossover office (www.codeweavers.com) - but I wouldn't bet on it.
Daniel

I run Visual C/C++ under Wine, so why not? Sometimes you're (pleasantly) surprised by Wine... ;)

Oxagast 05-19-2006 06:29 PM

It could probably be done, as mentioned, with wine, I just don't understand why you would want to do it. Seems like alot of extra hassle, to be able to make programs that would run buggier and slower and under an emulator when your in linux, even after spending who knows how long trying to get it to work, when you could just learn an arguably superior programming language that is natively supported under linux, such as C. It would probably be beneficial to switch to C anyway... from my expierience it is more difficult then VB, however, it is alot faster, more efficiet, it forces you to code cleaner, and compiles nativly to linux, as well as just about any other operating system I can think of, meaning it is much more versatile.

The only possible reasons I can see for you wanting to do this is if your er, to be blunt, too lazy to learn another programming language, or if you are for some reason wanting to code for Windows under linux for compatability reasons perhaps. It would be an interesting idea. Code programs in VB in linux, so that then they would still work in Windows, but you would know for a fact that they would work in linux under wine or something as well.

evilmonkey 05-19-2006 06:51 PM

Could it be such a far out idea that someone wants to work on an existing VB project...let's say for work? :tisk:

Oxagast 05-19-2006 06:56 PM

Hmmm, I suppose not. Just seems sketchy. Even if it does work, it seems to me that it may cause buggyness. As in, things that would have worked in a native Windows envrionment wouldn't work in linux, and maybe even visa versa through the emulator. Anyway, best bet would be wine I think. Or you could always just get one of those "big" emulators where you actually run another computer inside your linux box, as in, it emulates the bios and everything, and you install Windows inside that. I'm pretty sure that would work, but unless you had a resonably powerful machine it would be a bit sluggish.

joeman3429 05-07-2008 08:42 PM

makes sense to me. I'm in college and we're required to use VS. When we submit the work the grader has to be able to click on the solution and hit compile. Otherwise they wont even try grading it haha

So... VS in linux is the perfect combination :)


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