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Language: 2000
Expertise: Beginner
Oct 31, 2000



Building the Right Environment to Support AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning

Development Tools Windows 2000 Compliant?

Our shop develops apps with VB 5.0 and 6.0. Are either of these versions of VB Windows 2000 compliant/compatible?

Yes, they are. I have done a considerable bit of development on W2K with both VB 5.0 and 6.0, and found only a few minor problems. In general—and this applies to any language—the lower the level you program at, the greater a chance that a change/upgrade of the operating system will break the code. So, if you do a lot of low-level API calls, chances are at least a couple of them will need to be modified. But the problems I've found have been very minor.

One of the biggest changes is from COM to COM+, so you may need to do some reading and experimentation here (particularly if you use MTS). Other changes may include the way some third-party controls work in particular instances, and you will probably want to make sure you have the latest updates from the vendor(s).

I would suggest, however, that you not switch from one OS to the other in the final half of a development project. Do it at the beginning, so you have plenty of time to discover any problems and make the appropriate corrections.

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