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Convert VB 6.0 MBF file reader to VB.Net
Bid Request Id: 12480
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Posted by: Denver-A1 (1 ratings)
(Software buyer rating 10)
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Approved on: Apr 2, 2002
2:54:01 PM EDT
Bidding Closes: May 6, 2002
3:22:21 PM EDT
Viewed (by coders): 520 times
Deadline: 5/20/2002
100% of work completed and accepted. Coder has been paid.
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Project Type: Small Business Project: $100 (USD) +
Bidding Type: Open Auction
Categories: Windows, Language Specific, Platforms, Visual Basic .Net
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We are converting a set of engineering software from VB 6.0 to VB.Net. In this bid request, we are seeking help with one small facet of this project.

Currently, we run two (2) VB 6.0 programs to convert old Microsoft Binary Files (MBF - circa 1985 DOS) to modern IEEE Windows Binary files. They work great but now we need them converted to VB.Net and combined into one Class to do the conversions. This will be done in two phases by outside party(s).

We are looking for a bid for the first phase: Convert old VB 6.0 code to VB.Net code that will take an old MBF file containing Single values and convert it to a modern binary (IEEE) file that will work in Windows using VB.Net. You will be given the VB 6.0 source code (small - approx 120 lines of code) along with the DLL's provided by a third party and several MBF sample files so that you can run them at your site and compare the results to the new program.

Do not consider work in developing any user-interface. We will take care of that task when we integrate the conversion Class into the main project. Simply provide enough for programmer testing in your bid.

Microsoft and third parties ( provided conversion tools for VB 6.0. However, I am unsure if any tools exist for VB.Net. That will be part of your project... to find whatever is necessary to get the job done.

When you complete the project and we are satisfied with testing your work here, we will ask for your private bid to convert the other program (used to convert Double values) and combine the two tasks into one VB.Net Class (Phase II).

These files are quite small 2K to 10K.

Please consider this project only if you are using VB.Net now, communicate well and document your code internally. We are after high quality and not necessarily low price. Also, feel free to ask questions before you bid. If you are serious, we will be happy to send you the source code for the VB 6.0 program for your review.

Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in Vb.Net executable form as well as complete source code of all work done. The finished program will produce/convert modern IEEE standard binary files after reading the older MBF files.

100% private proprietary rights along with Complete copyrights to all work purchased.

This work must be programmed to run on Windows 2000 and VB.Net.

Must be 100% finished and received by buyer on:
May 20, 2002 EDT
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Phase I needs to be complete by May 20.

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Pampa Developers
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in Logan, Utah
United States
Bid id: 157,727
$150 (USD) Apr 23, 2002
6:35:48 PM EDT
Hello, We allready developed and tested a mbf2ieee (.NET) app, if you want so you can send us some mbf files, in order to build a demo for you. If you choose our bid we can have this ready in a day or two, you will get for free full support regarding this application usage and deployment plus a professional solution to your needs.

Pablo Romeo
Pampa Developers
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