VB6/Access on Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Rogerlearmonth, May 19, 2010.

  1. Rogerlearmonth macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2010
    I’m completely new to Macs. My daughter has acquired a Macbook Pro and having spent many, many years avoiding Macs, I now see the error of my ways. What a fabulous, user friendly piece of kit. I set it up for her last evening and everything worked perfectly first time.

    Now to the main query which has probably been covered many times before. I would love to go iMac except that I have invested years developing a VB6/Access application to manage my classic car collection. It’s a small collection but the system contains masses of information on everything conceivable to do with the old motors. There are at least 30 forms and many linked Access tables. I actually use the system every day and run a compiled version on several PCs.

    As a 1960s programmer it’s terrible ‘go to’ type old fashioned code but there are thousands of lines and it works. I can’t face a rewrite and I can’t give it up. Is there anyway I can port it to a Mac without serious pain?

    Roger L
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Your most pain-free option is to run Windows Office with Parallels or some other form of virtualization.

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