Future of VBA in Intellicad 7?

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ErikS1
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Future of VBA in Intellicad 7?

Post by ErikS1 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:57 pm

I have been reading that Autodesk has taken VBA out of Acad 2010 and 2011, although you can still download it and install it. If I understand correctly, this is in response to Microsoft's decision to push everyone to .NET, and quit supporting VBA.

I was thinking about doing some additional work on the rather huge modeling add-in that I generated a while back. Before I invest too much more time, I was curious if there is a plan for future releases of Intellicad with regards to add-ins like this. Will VBA remain viable? Should I be thinking about making a change to .NET (VB.NET or C#)? Other things I should be thinking about?

Thanks,
Erik
JCAMPOS

Post by JCAMPOS » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:21 am

Hi Erik,
Will VBA remain viable?
Yes. IntelliCAD 7 will still come with VBA.
Should I be thinking about making a change to .NET (VB.NET or C#)?
IntelliCAD 7 will come also with VSTA. I suppose that it's up to you to decide which technology that will better fits your needs.

Regards,
JCAMPOS
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Post by ErikS1 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:43 am

Thanks! That gives me some options. For the short term, I'll probably stick with VBA, and start dealing migration sometime later.

-Erik
JCAMPOS

Post by JCAMPOS » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:10 am

Hi Erik,

Just to update this conversation, I know that it has been said that IntelliCAD will mantain VBA and, in fact, that was the initial intention of CMS . However, considering that this technology (VBA) is completely outdated, I can say that, due to the company policy, CMS IntelliCAD 7 will not include VBA. CMS IntelliCAD 7 will be released only with VSTA.

Regards,
JCAMPOS
ErikS1
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Post by ErikS1 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:10 am

Interesting. It sounds like I'm going to have to do some work if I want to continue with the tool I have developed.

Given the decision to drop VBA, any new thoughts on VSTA versus other options?

Thanks,
Erik
JCAMPOS

Post by JCAMPOS » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:04 pm

Hi,

VSTA is a bit different from VBA since it does not work with macros. However, it is based on .NET and can be a nice solution to develop applications. Other options can also be nice solutions. I guess it all depends on the needs of the work to do.

Regards,
JCAMPOS
ErikXdot
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VBA in ver 7.1?

Post by ErikXdot » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:32 pm

I updated to ver 7.1, and noticed that VBA is back in, and VSTA is out of the install.

Has the plan changed with regards to VBA versus VSTA for future versions?

Thanks,
Erik
JCAMPOS

Post by JCAMPOS » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:01 am

Hi,

Yes, due to the fact that many people already have entire applications coded in VBA. VSTA will be available separately.

Regards,
JCAMPOS
JCAMPOS

Post by JCAMPOS » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:23 am

Hi all,

Just to clarify, CMS IntelliCAD comes with VBA only. VBA will be uptdated to v7 in the near future and VSTA will not be available.

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JCAMPOS
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Post by ErikXdot » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:33 am

That is good news indeed!

Thanks,
Erik
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