Provides Quick, Easy Conversion of Visual Basic Projects to REALbasic,
Speeds Cross-Platform Application Development

AUSTIN, Texas (March 24, 2003) – REAL Software, Inc. announced today that VB
Converter, a new utility that converts Visual Basic=AE (VB) projects into
REALbasic, will be included with the company’s upcoming release of REALbasic
5 for Windows. REALbasic 5 for Windows is a recently announced product from
REAL Software that will enable developers to create applications once and
compile them for both Windows or Macintosh.

The inclusion of VB Converter with REALbasic 5 for Windows enables VB
programmers to efficiently port their VB code to REALbasic. The VB Converter
automatically converts VB forms, projects and code into REALbasic-compatible
code, while commenting the changes and flagging any code that may not be

“By including VB Converter with REALbasic 5 for Windows, we increase the
capabilities and reach of Visual Basic programmers,” said Geoff Perlman,
president and CEO of REAL Software. “They can effortlessly convert their VB
applications to REALbasic’s easy-to-use yet powerful development
environment, then compile them for Windows and Macintosh.”

REALbasic 5 for Windows, along with VB Converter, is scheduled to ship next
month. VB Converter will also be included in the next release of REALbasic
for Macintosh. Visual Basic developers are invited to beta-test the product
in advance of its release. The software can be downloaded directly from the
company’s website at (

About REAL Software

For everyone who seeks the flexibility to create their own software, REAL
Software provides REALbasic, an object-oriented, easy-to-use software
development tool for Windows and Macintosh. REAL Software, Inc. was founded
in 1996 and is based in Austin, Texas. For more information visit
( or call 512.328.7325.