While I was at the Japanese launch (more on that soon), one of the questions that came up often was, unsurprisingly, about migration from VB 6. We continue to have the resources available on the VBRun website, but we’ve also had some new migration resources released recently by the MS Patterns and Practices Team (thanks to Jackie Goldstein for the link). Check them out!
Let me commend you for your honesty in describing the VBRun website as being a resource for migrating away from VB6 towards .NET.
Although I remember only a few months ago when this site was being promoted as being Microsoft’s (only) method of offering *support* to VB6 programmers. However, its content clearly never met that criteria, not even to the point of providing useful links to other sites which *DO* offer support and information for VB6 programmers.
No, VBRun was, and continues to be, nothing more than just another promotional opportunity for .NET. And being a user of VS2005, (aka "BugVille"), I can safely assume that MS probably can use all the promotion it can get, as its actual product leaves pretty much everything (including stability!) to be desired.
As a follow up, I decided to email my views to email@example.com (the link supplied on the VBRun website), so as to get them on record that I am yet another dissatisfied customer. Might as well be "official".
The EMail was returned as undeliverable – delivery time out expired…
A) Is this yet another useless link from VBRun, OR
B) Is JRoxe getting an awful LOT of email these days (and gee, I wonder what they are all saying) OR
C) Did someone just get sick of all the bad-mouthing and decide to just trash all incoming email????
In any event, this is all too typical of the level of "support" Microsoft extends to its (previously) loyal customers.
Old Guy: I’m not sure why you got that error, it was likely a transient problem with our mail servers, I apologize for that. You’ve got the right address and it should go through OK. If, for some reason, you still can’t email him, you can feel free to submit your comments through the "Contact" link above and I’ll send it to him and CC: you on the email. Sorry about that!