In light of the recent developments surrounding the end of
Mainstream support for Visual Basic I’ve decided to add this entry to my
blog so I can list resources for developers looking to convert from VB to Delphi. I’ll keep this entry
“open” so that as I find things or as people point them out to me I’ll add them
here. To kick things off I’ll name a few of the features in the IDE that were
designed to make it easier for any Visual Basic/Visual Studio developer to start
- Probably the most important would be the VB
keybinding which you can set from the Editor Options page of the
- Next, is the Visual Studio syntax highlighting colors (also available from
the Tools|Options dialog)
- Delphi 7 and later also have Object Inspector (Properties window) color
settings that match Visual Studio which you can select from the Tools|Options
- Delphi also has a set of “VB-like” functions available in the StrUtils.pas
file including things like LeftStr, RightStr, MidStr and several others.
Here are a few more resources:
- Here are a
set of some rather old Windows help files that contain a bunch of information
developed to help the VB user to learn Delphi
is a link to a Google search on “Convert VB to Delphi”
- Delphi for
Visual Basic developers
- VB to Delphi
converter (btw, this is not a product endorsement I’ve never used this
- A QC bug for
people to vote for VB functions in Delphi.
Ok, that gets us started. If you have more suggestions
please leave a comment and I’ll add things to this entry as necessary.
Removed the link to Delphi
wiki’s VB page as it is now blank. Added “Why Delphi??” link.