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    Back in the day, Edwin Knoppert provided a VB6-to-DDT tool. I'm pretty sure I had this in my toolbox, maybe not.

    I was wondering if anyone from back in the day might have it.

    I don't know if this was just a form tool (If yes, then I don't need it) OR it did code conversion (If yes, then I want it) ?

    Another one of interest I can't find is - Works with VB 3.0 through VB 5.0. Includes source code. Contributed by Scott Hauser

    I'm currently reading thru Stan Helton's New Converter thread in VB forum to see if this will work for me.


    Hi Jules,

    The app by Scott Hauser and many more can be downloaded from the Wayback Machine:


      Thank you Kevin! I'll check Scott's tool now. (a few minutes later: looked at it, only converts form code)

      I was just playing with Stan Helton's New Converter code, it compiled and ran, but lot's of popup message boxes and did not produce any output code, I'll have to scan through source code to see what's up.

      I now suspect that FreeDDT was also only a forms converter.

      I think it's a dead end. I'll go ahead and start my pseudo conversion of the code instead.



        Extract from Edwin's FreeDDT help file.

        FreeDDT is a tool written for PowerBASIC for Windows users.
        It converts Visual Basic (6) forms to one single file wich can be included in your PowerBASIC application.
        FreeDDT creates the necessary DDT code, this means, you need at least PowerBASIC/DLL version 6 wich supports DDT.
        FreeDDT was mainly written for use with DDT however, there's also a Dialogbox version.
        This code can be used with a Dialogbox's but also for SDK style coding.

        I guess this is not what you want, here is the zip anyway.

        Attached Files


          Originally posted by Jules Marchildon View Post
          I think it's a dead end. I'll go ahead and start my pseudo conversion of the code instead.
          What do you mean by pseudo conversion?

          Converting VB code to PB is generally a pretty straight forward process. The syntax of the two languages are quite similar and anyone with PB skills can easily understand what a piece ov VB code is doing. It's generally just a matter of streamlining cumbersome VB code using PB's intrinsic statements and functions..



            Pierre, Many Thanks & Much appreciated !

            Stuart, sorry man, it was a phrase I picked up when I had to convert a 1996 written PIC assembly program to C last year. Yes, I need to hone my PB skills and knowledge again for this project.

            Best regards,