What is VBOrb?
With VBOrb you can write CORBA Visual Basic clients and servers.
CORBA clients can call methods of remote objects written in any language
and CORBA servers can call back methods of your local objects. For instance
you can write your server in Java using a JavaORB and your client in
VisualBasic using VBOrb. CORBA is an open standard in opposite of
Microsoft DCOM or COM+. CORBA is specified by the
- VBOrb history
- VBOrb is an Object Request Broker.
- VBOrb is written entirely in Visual Basic 5.
- VBOrb comes with an IDL to VB compiler called IDL2VB.
The compiler is written in Java.
You can use VBOrb instead of a COM-CORBA-Brigde or to access EJBs
(Enterprise Java Beans) or to remote control a Microsoft program
by using VBA (Visual Basic for Applications). Please read the
release notes and evaluate by yourself.
#pragma in IDL files,
Download VBOrb and IDL2VB
VBOrb is distributed by me under the `GNU Library General Public License'.
You are welcome to download the sources. There are no executables.
To try the demos just start client and server in separate VB development
VBOrb version 1.22, Jun 2003 (about 1.3 MBytes)
VBOrb version 1.23, Oct 2003 (about 1.3 MBytes)
VBOrb on mirror site
The next version will come probably in Feb 2004, fixes earlier.
Feel free to send me a response.