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    VB IDE for Linux


    Hiya, I just have a quick question.

    Is there any Visual Basic 6 IDE's for Linux or would it be better if I ran it in a VMware Virtual Computer?

    Thanks

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    Lightbulb Gambas

    Within my knowledge, there aren't any VB 6 IDEs for Linux. However, there are several IDEs that are like VB, i.e. similar syntax, etc.
    My favorite is Gambas. It does have a VB compatibility library, but it has some differences.
    Sorry if you needed VB6 exactly. There may be something, but I don't know about it. Hope this helps.

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    Two years ago, when I was taking a VB class, I searched high and low for a VB-compatible development environment on Linux. I finally came to the conclusion that there is none, since making one would require licensing IP from Microsoft. If you just want to program in Basic, then i80and's suggestion of Gambas is the best I found.
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    Ok i suppose that will have to do .... Thanks for the advice

    The reason i needed a VB6 IDE is because I am doing it as part of my college studies.

    Would it be a good idea if I ran a virtual pc of windows and ran a suitable IDE off of there? Because I would need to test it aswell.

    Thanks again

    Matt

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    It would certainly work though working in a virtual machine is frustratingly slow. WINE may be of help but I believe Visual Studio has a lot of dependencies so it may be difficult to get going.

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    Ok, i am going to try out both methods.

    How hard is it to get a virtual pc working?

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    It is not very hard if you use something like VMWare Server. It will be slower especially if you don't have much ram. Running it through a virtual machine is a good solution if you are willing to take the speed slowdown.

    Why not run a dual boot with windows and linux?

    Would it work with something like crossover office? It is untested but it appears to be working. I don't know how well it will work though if you get into using a lot of windows api.

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    It apparently works well in Wine, but I'd suggest Gambas or Mono's .NET version of Visual Basic.

    http://www.mono-project.com/VisualBasic.NET_support

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