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Keith™

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Re: VBA in 2008 .. something to think about
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2007, 08:23:54 AM »
does that mean i might actually have to learn .not?

If you ever use a 64bit O/S you can still use VB(a) but the speed will be greatly reduced because of marshalling. VB(a) can still be used without issue on 32bit O/S .... but keep in mind that Microsoft is moving toward the 64bit O/S and in the forseeable future, you may likely only be able to get a 64bit O/S for a business environment.
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Re: VBA in 2008 .. something to think about
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2007, 10:31:52 PM »
A reply straight from that post ...
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Hi Donald,

MNU files have a somewhat limited future, but CUI files are very much part of AutoCAD's future. Which includes toolbars, pull-down menus, etc.

VBA has a limited future, given Microsoft's plan not to provide a 64-bit version, but LISP is likely to be around - there are no plans to remove it (just no big plans to enhance it).

Of the customization technologies, .NET currently seems to have the greatest potential in the future.

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Kean

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Re: VBA in 2008 .. something to think about
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2007, 09:26:45 AM »
No, it means you could learn
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LISP                     No impact – neither for LSP nor FAS files
and so many people say that lisp is dead. Hah. Seems like the thread it's hanging on from is not breaking.

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Re: VBA in 2008 .. something to think about
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2007, 09:44:33 AM »
I may be kind of speaking out of turn here because I don't really have enough experience with AutoCAD to have ever used VBA in it. However, I have used VB since 4 and have had to learn .NET. It really isn't that hard to make the transition, some of your old habits will have to be broken, but other than that and a short learning curve, most stuff is very similar.

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Re: VBA in 2008 .. something to think about
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2007, 09:47:19 AM »
I may be kind of speaking out of turn here because I don't really have enough experience with AutoCAD to have ever used VBA in it. However, I have used VB since 4 and have had to learn .NET. It really isn't that hard to make the transition, some of your old habits will have to be broken, but other than that and a short learning curve, most stuff is very similar.

Agreed ...  .net is not an unfamiliar interface for a seasoned VB programmer. The transition is much easier than I had first envisioned.
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Re: VBA in 2008 .. something to think about
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2007, 10:19:49 AM »
Agreed ...  .net is not an unfamiliar interface for a seasoned VB programmer. The transition is much easier than I had first envisioned.
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Yea, I imagine it's like anything new, folks are a bit apprehensive about it at first, but once they get into it, I think most will find it to be much less painless than they imagined!! :) It is human nature to resist change...