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I have a VB6 / Access app to convert to .net and access

Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:30 AM

I have to keep it in Access. Several problems I have that I hope someone could help me with or guide me to another forum.

I do not have the original code just the .EXE

I need the icon in the .EXE to use on the .net replacement

Also, this may not be the right forum but the Access db has linked tables

I need to somehow get the app and db locally where it's not linked to production.

Can you say I have a real mess on my hands! uggg

Any help is greatly appreciated as I have never coded in either VB6 or Access.

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Re: I have a VB6 / Access app to convert to .net and access

Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:43 AM

If you don't have the source code... then you're stuck. That's it, game over. We can't help you hack someone's .exe

So there is no 'converting' going to take place.
You need to build from scratch.
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Re: I have a VB6 / Access app to convert to .net and access

Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:14 PM

The company owns it, they cant find the souce. I figured that would be the answer. Thanks anyway.
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Re: I have a VB6 / Access app to convert to .net and access

Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:26 PM

VB6 makes it between 10 and 20+ years old. So I'm not surprised its been lost.

At least with building it from scratch you can make use of modern WPF gui and modern .NET capabilities. The end result will be so much superior as to make it worth the effort.
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Re: I have a VB6 / Access app to convert to .net and access

Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:59 PM

The icon is probably in a file. Also check any resource files (files that end in .res).
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Re: I have a VB6 / Access app to convert to .net and access

Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:01 AM

Also look up "extract icon from exe" in google....plenty of free tools.
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Re: I have a VB6 / Access app to convert to .net and access

Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:50 PM

True maj, but icons aren't compiled in the VB exe, are they? They get loaded from a separate file or from a resource file.
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Re: I have a VB6 / Access app to convert to .net and access

Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:37 AM

View PostBobRodes, on 10 March 2013 - 05:50 AM, said:

True maj, but icons aren't compiled in the VB exe, are they? They get loaded from a separate file or from a resource file.


I thought the form icon set at design time and assigned as the application icon in properties was embedded within the EXE when compiled?
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Re: I have a VB6 / Access app to convert to .net and access

Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:22 PM

View Postmaj3091, on 10 March 2013 - 03:37 AM, said:

View PostBobRodes, on 10 March 2013 - 05:50 AM, said:

True maj, but icons aren't compiled in the VB exe, are they? They get loaded from a separate file or from a resource file.


I thought the form icon set at design time and assigned as the application icon in properties was embedded within the EXE when compiled?

You could be right about that. I understood them to be in the res files or as separate files, but I might be wrong.
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