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MapPoint versions and visual basic

This is a discussion on MapPoint versions and visual basic within the MapPoint Desktop Discussion forums, part of the Map Forums category; I'm an Access developer and several years ago I developed a system for a travel related business that included printing ...

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    MapPoint versions and visual basic

    I'm an Access developer and several years ago I developed a system for a travel related business that included printing maps from MapPoint 2004 on Access and Word documents. Apparently, MS no longer provides construction updates for 2004.
    I did the bulk of the work using visual basic. If we go to MapPoint 2010, would I pretty much be able to keep the visual basic coding I've already done or will it be back to square one?
    Any other comments about making the change would be appreciated.

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    Re: MapPoint versions and visual basic

    The API is virtually identical. Your code will probably work "as is" unless you explicitly referenced a particular object model.

    To rebuild with the new MapPoint: You may need to change the object model version number, and you will have to update your references.


    API changes have generally been additions. I think one of the few mode values did change but I can't remember the details now - I haven't been hit by it.
    Later versions of MapPoint restrict API access to demographic data.

    That is all I can remember off hand - very few changes - updating references and object model versions will be your biggest job.

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    Re: MapPoint versions and visual basic

    VB6 applications are still feasible because MapPoint is still COM based.
    Both MapPoint and Access work with VBA.

    We have run into inexplicable slowdowns and errors using VB6 and ported
    our work to C#and WPF/XAML in VS 2008.

    Note that Visual Studio 2010 was officially released today.

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