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    MacIntosh Compatibility (VB 6.0 / W98)

    Now that I have an application developed with VB 6.0 for the PC, I have been asked if it can be run on a Mac.

    Anyone know what's involved to convert a VB program to run on a Mac, or where I might to go find out?

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    Re: MacIntosh Compatibility (VB 6.0 / W98)

    You obviously need a Mac on which to test. I don't have one. Sorry. Does said client have one? Who has a Mac anyway? Do you have a Mac? I don't have a Mac. Does anyone use a Mac? <img src=/S/hiding.gif border=0 alt=hiding width=70 height=24>

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    It probably depends on how you wrote the code. If you have Windows API calls doing your work, it won't run on a Mac. If it's all native VBA, it'll run.

    That's admittedly a generalized answer, but maybe it'll provoke a Charlotte-type to chime in and put me in my place.
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    Re: MacIntosh Compatibility (VB 6.0 / W98)

    You might take a look at a program called RealBasic. I think it can more or less understand Visual Basic syntax, and will compile to both Mac code and Windows code. Here's some background from the site:
    <hr>Visual Basic Compatibility
    <UL><LI>Highly Visual Basic compatible language
    <LI>Imports Visual Basic forms and modules[/list]Porting a Visual Basic application to REALbasic or an experienced Visual Basic user?
    Find out all the differences between Visual Basic and REALbasic by reading the REALbasic/Visual Basic Rosetta Stone.
    VB Cleaner is an application that will save your hours of time when porting your VB application to REALbasic by automatically making necessary changes to your code before you import it into REALbasic.<hr>
    Hope this helps.

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    Re: MacIntosh Compatibility (VB 6.0 / W98)

    Hi,

    Thanks for the pointers. I'll go have a look.

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    Re: MacIntosh Compatibility (VB 6.0 / W98)

    The link to RealBasic is fine, but the link to VBCleaner is http://www.english.uprm.edu/ctk/, and I found nothing about VB cleaner there. Did I miss something?

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    Re: MacIntosh Compatibility (VB 6.0 / W98)

    Turns out it's a page under that... not sure why it's not listed there!

    http://www.english.uprm.edu/ctk/visu...VBScripts.html

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