[Gambas-user] Migrating to Gambas

John Dovey dovey.john at gmail.com
Wed Jun 16 18:44:58 CEST 2021

Thanks. Thankfully none of that.

I have the situation, which I don't think is too unique, that I need to
have the same functionality across platforms. This works extremely well
with dotnet VB. Then something comes along which just breaks it. Such as
trying to run Shell or system.diagnostics.Process.Start which just will not
work. So.. I've used Gambas to rewrite the app because of that (and a few
other things) which is fantastic, but means I have two separate code bases
to maintain. I wish Gambas could run cross platform, then I'd use it


On Wed, 16 Jun 2021 at 11:39, KKing <kicking177 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi also to mention if you have any serious amount of XML handling in VB6
> you may also be in for a fair amount of pain in trying to migrate.
> It's been a while since we looked at this so things may have moved on but
> last we looked there was no XPath support and no selectSingleNode or
> selectNodes or equivalent. The closest seemed to be something called
> GetElementsByTagName which only works at the document level so not very
> helpful if you have things like "DateTime" or "UserId" appearing in
> multiple nodes and you want a specific one. Think we found a lot of syntax
> quite different which after some joy at so much similarity was a blow. We
> also had issue with formatting of output .
> So a few big solutions are running under wine because it was the quickest
> way to keep the same functionality with minimal effort.
> ----[ http://gambaswiki.org/wiki/doc/netiquette ]----
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