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Apr 17, 2011 at 12:19 AM

I would love to be involved, but I hate to say it, wouldn't open sourcing this be a good opportunity to move the source to c#....?

Apr 17, 2011 at 1:07 AM

To move this project from to c# would be quite the task. I love developing in c# but I don't think everyone on the team knows how to translate to c#.

Apr 17, 2011 at 1:22 AM

It would be quite a job to be sure, but it could be done on modular basis and planned carefully.  I think VB will be for the scrap heap, IMO Microsoft are quite keen to ditch it!

Apr 17, 2011 at 2:39 AM

a) Microsoft will never let Basic die, it's the first product every released...

 b) I don't see a real advantage to taking that on with the code base at the stage it's at. Everything is interdependent so building out DLLs that could be converted would be difficult. The biggest pain will be in the interface since none of the free conversion tools I've used or heard of maintain the event handlers for forms. C# lacks the Handles nomenclature, so it's guna be a cluster frac since none of the controls are named.