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Hey everyone,     I bought a book recently called "Microsoft Visual Basic Game Programming for teens" , and read some of it before trying it out. Well, it turns out that it uses the Visual 6.0 compiler, and it doesn't support any other compilers. I haven't tested any of the code with the express edition that I have, but is Visual Basic 6.0 free? Or does it require a payment? I was searching for it a while back and read that Microsoft doesn't support it anymore, so what am I supposed to do? Thanks in advanced,    -nooblet [Edited by - nooblet on July 28, 2008 2:32:03 PM]

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You guys are talking about two different things, the topic creator is talking about Visual Basic, you are talking about Visual C++. From what I have heard, and seen, Visual Basic 6.0 and Visual Basic .NET are completely different languages. Hardly compatible at all. I would get my money back if I were you.

EDIT: The reason why is that Visual Basic 6.0 is basically dead, no one really uses it, Visual Basic .NET is that much better.

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Try:

http://www.microsoft.com/express/vb/

I know nothing at all about Visual Basic, so I have no idea how hard it would be to convert VB6.0 projects to 2008 EE. Either way, it sounds like you bought a very old book as VB6.0 was released 10 years ago, and I believe MS does not even support this compiler anymore.

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Well this sucks, I got it as a birthday present and I can't return it because I opened the CD, which makes it non-returnable. Here is the link of the exact thing I bought, any reviews?

EDIT: Added the book that I am talking about link.

LINK

BOOK LINK

[Edited by - nooblet on July 28, 2008 3:58:47 PM]

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It's been a few years since I messed around with Visual Basic, but I think if you open a Visual Basic 6 project in Visual Basic Express it will do a project conversion. I don't think it is 100%, but it'd be a start.

There was a pretty big change in the Visual Basic language from 6 to .net to make it compatible with the other managed languages.

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It loooks like you purchased your book from barnes and noble, not to knock your birthday present, but you could have gotten it a lot cheaper on www.amazon.com
So in the future it might be better to purchase from amazon because it is cheaper. Amazon lists the book for $6+shipping and handleing, so It is like less than $10.

Good luck, and happy coding.

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Quote:
Original post by boolean010
It loooks like you purchased your book from barnes and noble, not to knock your birthday present, but you could have gotten it a lot cheaper on www.amazon.com
So in the future it might be better to purchase from amazon because it is cheaper. Amazon lists the book for $6+shipping and handleing, so It is like less than $10.

Before knocking the brilliance of the purchasing choices of the OP, it'd make sense to read his/her posts -
Quote:
I got it as a birthday present


[Edited by - zer0wolf on July 28, 2008 3:27:21 PM]

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