Installing VB Converter








To install VB Converter, run the executable you downloaded. Then run the Setup.Exe that was automatically extracted from the downloaded .exe. When installing VB Converter, by default a C:\Program Files\VB Converter directory is created where the VB Converter files will be installed. You will need to also have a Java compiler and libraries available. To take most advantage of the features in VB Converter you will want a Java 2 SDK. One is available from Sun at:

After installation, the VB Converter toolbar is displayed when Visual Basic is started. You will need to open the options dialog to tell VB Converter where to find your Java compiler and runtime executable which is on the Environment tab.

System Requirements

The minimum requirements to run VB Converter are Visual Basic 5.0 (or higher) installed in your system operating in a Windows 95 (or higher) or Windows NT 4.0 (or higher) environment. Visual Basic 3.0 and 4.0 are supported using a command-line version of VB Converter, ad.exe, located in the main installation directory. In addition you need the following development tools:

Java Compiler. To compile Java source code, you need a Java compiler. Before you can convert your Visual Basic code to Java you must specify the location of your Java compiler in the VB Converter Options dialog.

Web Server and Java-Enabled Browser. To serve the HTML pages in which your Java Applets are embedded you need a Web server such as Microsoft's Internet Information Server or Netscape Enterprise Server. To use an applet embedded in an HTML page, you need a Java-enabled Web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. You can also test your applet using the Applet Viewer program (appletviewer.exe) that comes with the Java Development Kit.

About this Guide

This guide explains how to use the features provided in VB Converter to create Java Applets, Applications and Servers from Visual Basic forms, projects and classes.