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gmBasic: Upgrade Engine

gmBasic is a code transformation tool that rewrites VB6/ASP/COM systems to one of the .NET languages (C# or VB.NET). Based on feedback from our clients and migration projects in the field, we are continuously improving gmBasic so as to help users more easily produce cleaner and more correct results. This distribution, Version 30.84, includes several enhancements:

  • Improves the general ability to produce accurate, build-complete .NET (C# and VB.NET) systems from ASP sites (most recently making enhancements needed to upgrade a large e-mail marketing system with over 1000 pages and almost 300 #includes.)
  • Improves handling the ASPErrorObject
  • Improves handling VB6 codes with very long Conditional Compilation settings in the VBP file

gmStudio: Upgrade Solution Development Environment

Powered by gmBasic, gmStudio is a development environment for creating high-performance, custom VB6/ASP/COM to .NET upgrade solutions. We are continuously adding functionality to gmStudio and making it easier to use. This distribution includes several enhancements:

  • Improves Search Reporting to allow searching ASP site code based on the list of files processed by the translator
  • Improves Search Reporting to allow using gmStudio Report files as a search source
  • Improves Definitions Report to report immediate parent of each defined symbol
  • Improves Definitions Report to report a Handler attribute for Subprograms that are event handlers
  • Improves handling projects that reference missing source files
  • Improves handling deployment reporting
  • Adds support for showing columns keys rather than descriptions in the Search Reports results
  • Adds support for reporting Processed File messages in the Translation Log report
  • Improves working with project content located on a UNC path
  • Adds support for suppressing session logging by setting Max Session Lines to 0

gmslAPI: a .NET API for Developing Advanced Upgrade Solutions

Powered by gmBasic, gmslAPI is a .NET API for automating the gmBasic upgrade engine and accessing the semantic models produced by our unique linguistic compilation technology. gmslAPI also includes classes to facilitate the integration and management of complex upgrade rules in gmStudio. This API was updated to reflect the latest product improvements and conventions.

  • Improves Definitions Report to report immediate parent of each defined symbol; This is helpful for analysing sub program parameters
  • Improves Definitions Report to report a Handler attribute to Subprograms that are event handlers

Sample Upgrade Rules

gmStudio ships with a collection of sample upgrade rules that can be used to add custom features to your upgrade solution. These XML documents and gmSL scripts are distributed as source that you may modify to fit your unique requirements. The sample rules were updated to reflect the latest product improvements and conventions.

  • Improves CodeScanList.txt: additional entries in preset list of Potential VB6 Issues

Sample Upgrade Solutions

Great Migrations publishes a number of sample VB6/ASP upgrade solutions to illustrate the capabilities of gmStudio. The sample upgrade solutions were updated to reflect the latest product improvements and conventions.