Visual Basic Upgrade Companion 3.0 Official Release

6. May 2009 07:34 by Jaguilar in General  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments (0)

Today we formally released version 3.0 of the Visual Basic Upgrade Companion, including both the Enterprise and Developer Edition of the migration tool. This is a significant new release, which has improved the efficiency of the conversion tool by reducing the amount of work required to the the applications to functional equivalence by over 30% (and more in some cases). All migration improvements are based on the feedback from the experiences of both our clients and our own consulting team, and we are very happy the changes have such an effect. I already talked about specific new features on a previous post.

Also, today we went live with a new companion website to the VBUC at This repository of information should help you in all aspects of the migration, and includes both best practices for, for example, finding customization opportunities in the code, and both overall strategies and detailed examples on how to solve migration issues. This site is tightly integrated with the VBUC, and migration issues identified in the code by the tool will contain a link to latest information to help you solve the issue, like the following example:

'UPGRADE_TODO: (1067) Member MyMember is not defined in type Variant. More Information:

This library of information will continue growing over time, so make sure you come back often during your migration project to check out the latest content.

You can read the official press release here.