Features

Everything Is Supported

All Versions

  • Visual Studio 2015
  • Visual Studio 2013
  • Visual Studio 2012
  • Visual Studio 2010
  • Visual Studio 2008
  • Visual Studio 2005
  • Visual Studio 2003
  • Visual Studio 2002
  • Visual Basic 6 Upgraded Projects

All Project Types

  • Windows Forms Projects
  • Web Projects
  • Console Projects
  • Class Library Projects
  • Mobile Projects
  • WPF Projects
  • WCF Projects
  • Silverlight Projects
  • Lightswitch Projects

Latest Features (2015-2010)

  • 2015 – Multi-line strings
  • 2015 – String interpolation
  • 2012 – Await/Async
  • 2012 – Yield Statement
  • 2010 – Multiline Lambdas
  • 2010 – Implicit Line Continuation
  • 2010 – Genetic Covariance
  • 2010 – Genetic Contravariance
  • 2010 – Auto-Implemented Properties
  • 2010 – Collection Initializers
  • 2010 – Optional Nullable Parameters

2008 Features

  • LINQ
  • In line XML w/”code holes”
  • Object initializers
  • Implicit types
  • Anonymous types
  • Extension methods
  • Lambda expressions
  • The new “If” operator

2005 Features

  • Generic types
  • Custom events
  • Continue statement
  • IsNot operator
  • TryCast operator
  • Using statement
  • Unsigned types
  • Nullable types
  • Operator overloading
  • Code separation using partial types

2003-VB6 Features

  • 2003 – Bit shift operators
  • 2003 – Loop variable declaration
  • 2002 – All initial VB.Net features
  • VB6 upgrades – VB6->VB.Net upgraded projects are fully supported
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Convert The Way You Want

Convert A Project

  • The most accurate way to convert your VB.Net code
  • All identifiers are resolved to project code or external assemblies (critical to accuracy)
  • Potential conversion problems are identified in your VB.Net code
  • Conversion notes inform you of interesting events during conversion
  • Any uncorrected C# compiler errors are shown
  • Side by side VB.Net/C# browsing and editing in Visual Studio like environment
  • Comprehensive reporting available

Convert Multiple Projects

  • Invokes the project converter on multiple projects
  • Conversions performed in parallel using multiple cores
  • Groups of projects can be organized and named
  • Drag and drop support from Windows Explorer to build project groups
  • Convert all your projects with one click, then focus on the ones with C# compiler errors
  • Comprehensive reporting available
  • VBConversions uses this feature for its regression tests

Convert Code Snippets

  • Convert VB.Net or ASP.Net code snippet to C#
  • Choose VB version to use when converting (2003-2015)
  • View/edit VB.Net and C# code side by side
  • Load/save files or copy/paste from clipboard

 

Command Line Converter

  • Convert from the command line without gui
  • Convert a single line of code as an argument
  • Convert individual files
  • Convert a project
  • Convert a group of projects in parallel

 

You Control The Conversions

Conversion Options

  • Determine if temporary variables should be used with ref/out arguments or With statements for maximum accuracy
  • Choose if local variables should always be initialized to default values or only when necessary
  • Specify global VB.Net and C# search/replace strings
  • Decide if automatic C# compiler error correction should be used
  • Many more conversion options available

 

More Conversion Options

  • Decide if reference parameters should be converted to value if not updated in called method
  • Determine if unreachable code should be commented out
  • Choose if you want dynamic variables to be used when necessary to prevent late binding errors
  • Decide if VB namespace functions (Left, MsgBox, Trim, etc.) are converted to .Net equivalents

 

Output Options

  • Stylistic control of C# indentation and bracket placement
  • Flexible target file placement using template based approach
  • Determine if linked files should be copied or referenced
  • Choose file encoding for international projects

 

Usage Options

  • Control program navigation to speed up conversions after familiarization
  • Determine amount of parallelism to use when converting multiple projects
  • Decide how to handle file access errors
  • Choose Potential Problem and Conversion Note severity levels to report on

 

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More Features

Improve Your Code As It Converts

  • ByRef parameters changed to by value if not updated in method
  • VB namespace functions like Left, MsgBox, Trim, etc. are converted to .Net equivalents
  • On Error Gotos converted to Try/Catch blocks, even complicated scenarios
  • Casing inconsistencies are identified and fixed
  • Dead code is detected and commented out
  • Type conversions are automatically performed when necessary
  • Late binding eliminated when possible by using dynamic variables

 

Easy To Use

  • User interface is very intuitive and easy to use
  • Side by side VB.Net / C# code browsing and editing in Visual Studio like environment
  • Potential conversion problems are identified so you can fix in your VB.Net code
  • Conversion notes identifies problem areas or things of interest during conversion
  • Any C# compiler errors encountered conversion are identified
  • Keep organized by marking issues fixed as “worked” in the code browser
  • Comprehensive reporting is available

 

Unprecedented Accuracy

  • VBConversions uses a unique architecture, built specifically for VB.Net to C# conversions
  • Most converters use generic syntax-only translators, which aren’t powerful enough to resolve VB’s many ambiguities.
  • VBConversions analyzes and understands your code, and digs through the correct versions of referenced assemblies.
  • This in-depth analysis is crucial to resolving issues such as inconsistent casing, and determining whether a(b) should be converted as a(b), a[b], or a.DefaultProperty[b].
  • Converted C# code is compiled and error messages responded to and used to fix errant C# code, much in the same way a human would.
  • This approach is unique to VBConversions and responsible for its high conversion accuracy rate.