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FAQ for VB to C++ Converter

Q:    Which version of C++ is targeted?

You have the option of producing native C++ code or C++/CLI (VC++ 2005 and above) code.

Q:    Are entire projects converted?

You can select VB projects or folders to convert.  All ".vb" files within that project or folder will be converted and written as either combined declaration/implementation header files or as traditionally separated .h/.cpp files to the directory you specify.  However, VB to C++ Converter does not construct the new C++ project file (e.g., the .vcxproj file in Visual Studio).  This is due to the lack of one-to-one correspondence between VB project types and formats and C++ project types and formats.

Q:    Are VB delegates converted?

Yes - try out our Free Edition to see the conversion details.  For native C++ output, we convert VB delegates to function pointers using std::function. For C++/CLI output, delegates are directly converted to C++/CLI delegates.

Q:    Is the original VB code altered in any way?

Your existing code is left completely intact.  The new C++ files are written to the new location that you specify.

Q:    Do you guarantee a 100% complete conversion?

No.  Our converter accuracy is the highest in the industry, but there will be some minor tweaks required in all but the most trivial conversions.  Read the rest of the FAQ to get an idea of a few things that are not converted. It is critical to try some of your own code when comparing VB to C++ converters since it is very easy to create a converter that does very well on a specific sample set.  The most important criterion is how well the converter does on your own code, and this is where VB to C++ Converter will clearly show its superiority.

Q:    Does VB to C++ Converter convert VB6 projects to C++?

No.  The most effective and safest way to get from VB6 to C++ is to use the upgrade wizard (included with Visual Studio 2008 or earlier) on your VB6 code, and then use VB to C++ Converter on the resulting VB code.

Q:    What are the most common manual adjustments?

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