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FAQ for C++ to VB Converter

Q:    Are the original C++ files altered in any way?

Your existing code is left completely intact.  The new VB (.NET) files are written to the new location that you specify.

Q:    What is the conversion accuracy?

Our accuracy is the highest in the industry, but there will be significant adjustments required for all but the most trivial conversions.  C++ code is much more complex than VB code, so there are no direct equivalents for many aspects of C++.  Read the rest of the FAQ to get an idea of a few things that are not converted.  C++ to VB Converter is intended to reduce the amount of work you'll have to do to convert code to VB, but it is just the first step.  Code that is heavily dependent on pointer manipulation is better left in C++.

Q:    What type of code can be converted?

C, C++, C++11, and C++/CLI.

Q:    What about function pointers?

C++ to VB Converter converts function pointer typedefs to delegates.

Q:    What about MFC and ATL resources?

C++ to VB Converter does not convert MFC or ATL resources.

Q:    What about STL Containers?

C++ to VB Converter converts most references to std::vector, std::map, std::set, std::list, std::queue, and std::stack.  A few methods of these containers that have no equivalent are not converted.

Q:    What are the most common adjustments necessary after conversion?

Q:    Are any adjustments required before conversion?

If the conversion source contains any statement that is interrupted by preprocessor statements, then the conversion will terminate with a message. You will have to adjust the statement and re-try the conversion. For example,
 int i =
 #ifdef FOO
 1;
 #else
 2;
 #endif

You will need to rewrite the statement as follows and then convert:
 #ifdef FOO
 int i = 1;
 #else
 int i = 2;
 #endif

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