VB Migration Partner

KNOWLEDGE BASE - Forms and controls

Previous | Index | Next 

[INFO] How to migrate the PictureDn, PictureUp, and PictureDisabled properties of SSCommand and SSRibbon controls

VB Migration Partner supports the SSCommand and SSRibbon controls in Sheridan’s ActiveThreeD (now Infragistics), but not all their properties are supported. Most notably, the Picture property is correctly converted but the PictureDn, PictureUp and PictureDisabled properties are not.

While you can’t easily implement the missing properties, it is possible to decide whether one of these properties should be converted as the standard Picture property.

For example, let’s say that the VB6 project contains an SSRibbon control named MainRibbon for which all four Picture* properties are defined. You can’t convert all of them to .NET, so you have to decide which of them becomes the image assigned to the Picture property. If you opt for the PictureDn property you can use the following pragma:

'##  PreProcess PictureDn, Picture, True, True, "\bBegin Threed\.SSRibbon  MainRibbon\b.*?\bEnd\b"

(Notice that this pragma assumes that MainRibbon is not an array of controls.)

If you want to apply this transformations to all SSRibbon controls in your code, you can use this pragma:

'##  PreProcess PictureUp, Picture, True, True, "\bBegin  Threed\.SSRibbon\b.*?\bEnd\b"
Previous | Index | Next 

Follow Francesco Balena on VB6 migration’s group on


Read Microsoft Corp’s official case study of a VB6 conversion using VB Migration Partner.

Code Architects and its partners offers remote and onsite migration services.

More details

Subscribe to our free newsletter for useful VB6 migration tips and techniques.


To learn more about your VB6 applications, run VB6 Analyzer on your source code and send us the generated text file. You will receive a detailed report about your VB6 applications and how VB Migration Partner can help you to quickly and effectively migrate it to .NET.

Get free advice

A fully-working, time-limited Trial Edition of VB Migration Partner allows you to test it against your actual code

Get the Trial

The price of VB Migration Partner depends on the size of the VB6 application, the type of license, and other factors

Request a quote

Migrating a VB6 application in 10 easy steps

Comparing VB Migration Partner with Upgrade Wizard

Migration tools: Feature Comparison Table

All whitepapers