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BASIC Converters

BASIC Converters

BASIC Converters

Hi all,

I have been dumped with some ancient BASIC source code. Before I spend weeks trying to find out what it does and how to convert it to VB6/VBA does anyone know of any BASIC to VB(A) converters that may be in existence?



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RE: BASIC Converters

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. In view of the fundamental differences between an 'in-line' language like classic BASIC and an event-driven language like VB, it seems extremely unlikely that any useful converters exist.

There are still quite a few of us 'old guys' around who can remember BASIC though!

If you want to get the best response to a question, please check out FAQ222-2244 first

'People who live in windowed environments shouldn't cast pointers.'

RE: BASIC Converters

I, too, don't know of any such converters. But, if the file has BAS as the extension you can most likely see which sections/lines/syntax VB won't take if you add the file to an empty project.  It would show up as a module. Any subs will have to be declared as priv/publ...etc.

Good Luck,

RE: BASIC Converters

I used Microsoft Basic since 1.0 back in the late 70's. Publish the code if you can and I will do my best to let you know what it does. Otherwise email to me at synchsys@rcn.com

Good Luck,

RE: BASIC Converters


Thanks very much for your responses, we have decided to sit on this for a bit!



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