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Blackreaper17
October 30th, 2011, 05:11 PM
I use Visual Basic 6.0 software in windows XP. Can anyone tell me of a software that can replace this in Ubuntu??:confused: Some extentions of this software are .vbp, .Dsr, .frm etc...

cavh
October 30th, 2011, 07:52 PM
You have very little chance, I'm afraid. VB development on a Linux system is never going to be a happy marriage. Your best bet would be running Visual Studio in an XP virtual machine - but then you may as well continue running XP natively.

You might look at Mono: http://www.mono-project.com/Main_Page

directhex
October 31st, 2011, 06:18 PM
VB6 is a long-dead language that nobody has ever been masochistic enough to emulate on Linux.

VB.NET (VB7) and above is another matter.

dave0109
October 31st, 2011, 07:36 PM
Do you specifically want to continue writing the same type of code, whilst using Ubuntu? Or are you just looking for a similar development environment for another language, such as C, C++, Java, etc.

PhilGil
October 31st, 2011, 08:24 PM
As an old VB6 developer, I've been intrigued by Gambas: http://gambas.sourceforge.net/en/main.html .
Haven't tried it yet, but the IDE looks a lot like VB and some of the syntax is supposed to be similar.

The Cog
October 31st, 2011, 09:57 PM
Moved to programming talk. It'll get buried less quickly there, and hopefully find more appropriate readers.

Blackreaper17
November 1st, 2011, 01:43 PM
yes I want to continue writing the same type of code...

Blackreaper17
November 1st, 2011, 01:47 PM
I m a new user in Ubuntu(LINUX). I need to use VB 6.0 in a coursework for my ordinary level exams. I used it in windows but would like to switch to using in Ubuntu. So need a replacement software. Please help me if u can. Would like to switch to Ubuntu permanently and I m being stopped just for this reason. Plus is there a replacement software for "Raptor"?

collisionystm
November 1st, 2011, 02:01 PM
I m a new user in Ubuntu(LINUX). I need to use VB 6.0 in a coursework for my ordinary level exams. I used it in windows but would like to switch to using in Ubuntu. So need a replacement software. Please help me if u can. Would like to switch to Ubuntu permanently and I m being stopped just for this reason. Plus is there a replacement software for "Raptor"?


http://monodevelop.com/

There you go.

Thank Novell.

collisionystm
November 1st, 2011, 02:02 PM
In the future, use this website to find your software.

http://alternativeto.net

rg4w
November 1st, 2011, 03:20 PM
RealBASIC is similar in some respects to VisualBASIC and I believe they have a Linux version available:
http://www.realsoftware.com/

Another alternative for GUI development is LiveCode, very different from VB but using a higher-level typeless language that many (including your truly) find remarkably productive:
http://runrev.com/

directhex
November 7th, 2011, 11:58 AM
http://monodevelop.com/

There you go.

Thank Novell.

MD can be used to write VB.NET (VB7+) code, but not VB6.

There is no way to do "real" VB6 on Linux. There are a few VB-like options like Gambas, but nothing that'll simply take existing VB projects and compile them.