REAL Software Inc.
will soon offer its developers a new tool that may help ease the conversion of Visual Basic projects to the Macintosh. The company said it’ll soon begin bundling VB Converter with its REALbasic 5 development environment.
REALbasic is a cross-platform software development tool. The latest Macintosh release is version 5, which enhances support for Mac OS X 10.2, “Jaguar,” and provides new Internet communications capabilities, new language features, comprehensive Unicode support and more.
VB Converter enables Visual Basic programmers to port their code to REALbasic. It automatically coverts Visual Basic forms, projects and code into REALbasic-compatible code, comments the changes, and also flags code that wasn’t converted.
Initially, VB Converter will appear for REALbasic 5 for Windows, which is anticipated to ship next month. But REAL Software said it’ll also include VB Converter with the next release of REALbasic for the Macintosh as well. In the interim, pre-release versions of both products can be
downloaded from REAL’s Web site.
REALbasic 5 starts at US$149.95, with academic pricing and upgrades available. For more details visit the Web site.