Visual Basic Upgrade Companion 2.0 - The tool you have been waiting for

7. April 2008 11:25 by Jaguilar in General  //  Tags: , ,   //   Comments (0)

I was expecting the annoucement near the end of the week, but here it is - The Visual Basic Upgrade Companion version 2.0 was released today! Just in time to attend that other tool's funeral ;)

I am still waiting for the official press release, but at least the press here in Costa Rica is already talking about it (link in spanish). So you know, the VBUC2.0 is a considerable improvement over previous versions of the Companion. Some of the most interesting new features are:

  • Solves over 800 issues reported by our consulting staff, testing team, partners and end-users.
  • Significantly reduces the amount of manual work required to compile the migrated application, so you can start the testing earlier in the migration process
  • Improves the quality of the migrated code
  • Adds the concept of Migration Profiles - you can select from a series of migration features and apply only those that you want to a particular migration. This greatly improves both the quality of the migrated code, and decreases the amount of manual work required after the migration. It also allows greater future expandability of the product.

As you probably know, eye candy sells. And it makes your life easier, too. So the VBUC2.0 includes a new Graphical User Interface called the Upgrade Manager, that incorporates all the features and concepts described above into one easy to use environment:


If you have been thinking about upgrading your VB6 applications to the .NET framework, think no more. With this new version of the VBUC you will be able to have your .NET application up and running in no time!