Thanks for your überfast response.
It's good to hear these words from within and without Microsoft.
I understand that VB.net has more (or better) functionality and way better network capabilities. However, in my kind of work I have not even pushed VB6 to its limits. The limits would be more in the MS Access Jet Engine, or other SQL databases that I generally connect to. Hence VB6 is still perfect for my work.
An upgrade for me to VB.net involves more than just the purchase of the new version. I am a "stand-alone" programmer/designer/engineer. Learning the major concepts of new version changes, such as between VB6 and VB.net, is, without trying to belittle the task, relatively easy. However, to pick up the tricks is the time consuming "costly" chore. The Internet is of course useful, but I find that personal contact and discussions are still necessary to hone the tricks. That's the difficult part when one is a lone operator. Plus, I have tons of VB6 reference material, which I would have to replace.
I have read a lot of the materials that tell about the advantages of vb.net. However, most of the articles appear to be intended for fully trained programmers. I just can’t classify my skills in that category. As a loner I am self taught. Hence, I learned for the most part only the functionality that I have had to use. In that light, would you be able to point me to articles that describe the vb.net functionality in lower level terms (beginner to medium level)?
Again, your help will be greatly appreciated.