Newbie question: Quick Basic to Visual Basic

Newbie question: Quick Basic to Visual Basic

Post by Juan Vazqu » Tue, 08 Feb 2005 08:40:46



Program migration from Quick Basic to Visual Basic ?

Regards to the newsgroup.

Excuse my sudden intromission into the group, but I know from my long
experience in these groups that there are a lot of people willing to help.

As I ceased to program several years ago I found myself in the situation
that my old programs are incompatible with Windows 98 and XP.

I have code written in 1995 to 97 under DOS, using Quick Basic,
which running under Windows, create problems when they write data files on
to the fixed disk.

I'm having trouble when restarting my PC. I guess this is due to the
protection of the fixed disk by Windows.

Mi question is:

Is there a way of importing or converting my old codes into Visual Basic ?

or

Shall I have to write them again ?

Thanks in advance.

Juan Vazquez

P.S.: I'm having the same problem with Borland Turbo Pascal and DELPHI.
Is there a way of importing or converting my old Pascal programs into DELPHI
?
 
 
 

Newbie question: Quick Basic to Visual Basic

Post by Michael Ha » Tue, 08 Feb 2005 09:11:18


Depending on the size of your old QB programs the conversion may
be simple. Reading and writing to disk are similar from my memory.
If code is just a short snippet then post it here and someone will convert
it.
Cheers Mick.

 
 
 

Newbie question: Quick Basic to Visual Basic

Post by Marti » Tue, 08 Feb 2005 20:55:33

This doesn't answer your question but perhaps the comment might be of
some value to you.

I have several old QuickBasic programs (PDS 7.1) that were written
back in the late 80's and early 90's that are still being used every
day in my company and they work just fine in all versions of Windows -
even XP with service pack 2.

In some instances where I have re-created them in Visual Basic, I was
not able to "convert" them at all - I just re-wrote them from scratch
with equivalent functionality (usually with quite a bit of additional
functionality).


On Sun, 6 Feb 2005 19:40:46 -0400, "Juan Vazquez"