Bring back Classic Visual Basic, an improved version of VB6
The silent majority of VB6 users did not ask for changes that came with .NET
We request Microsoft brings back classic Visual Basic as COM development is back with Windows 8.
David Platt wrote an excellent article about why classic VB still thrives:
Due to this idea being accidentally declined, we are reverting back to its original status.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Visual Studio PM
VB6 just had a successful petition to make a 64-bit version on change.org.
Alina S commented
VB6 ┣▇▇▇═─ true VB7
Visual Basic 6.0 ✔
Megan W commented
Dear Visual Studio team (Product Team, Microsoft),
My account is still locked. The message from http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/ is "Your account does not have access to the forums system.".
Thread in forums about Megan's 'unbanning':
Welcome back Megan !
Eugênio Pacelli Salgado Canaan commented
Parabéns ao ADMIN que reviu a situação de Megan
Congratulations to ADMIN who reviewed the situation of Megan.
@MeganWinter, we looked into why you were banned on Forums and you should not have been. We have unbanned you and will further investigate internally as to why this ban took place. We are tremendously sorry and apologize for any inconvenience in which this has caused.
Sanio Montenegro commented
\¸ ♥ VB6 ♥.,.\
Bring back Visual Basic 6.0 !
@FB Cufar , the reson I posted this, is that it makes a point that non-managed development is making a comeback, and has benefits in todays technology environment. In the last part of the video it shows where dev money was spent and vb6 is included. The whole point is that there is still a need today for a vb6 style dev environment that compiles natively, remember all code written in vb6 compiles via the vc++ compiler.. it interprets the basic syntax and converts it to c++ then compiles. So in essence vb6 produces the same code as vc++.
Bring back vb6, native is cool again for so many reasons, and with an simple syntax like vb6 can be so powerful!
Mulan X commented
I agree with everything said.
i even use some old school exe vb6 files to do some dirty work i dont want to rewrite in .net...
George Hutson commented
................ Bring back Visual Basic 6.0 !
J River commented
(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ I love Visual Basic 6.0 !
▂▃▅▆█ Bring back Visual Basic 6.0 █▆▅▃▂
FB Cufar commented
Winston, I do not see the link with VB6 on your link !
Bring back VB6 !
Native vb6 is still needed!!
C Xima commented
▂▃▅▆█ ! BRING BACK VISUAL BASIC 6.0 ! █▆▅▃▂
V Star commented
Visual Basic 6.0 is rizing: http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/_Visual__Basic.html
Very well put Mr. Winston!
Bring Back VB6 !
a comment from code project:
I'm the author of the PhotoDemon project mentioned above (which should point to photodemon.org instead of an old Planet Source Code article). I thought I'd share my $0.02 on VB6.
VB6 is not a perfect language. No language is. But it does offer some unique benefits that many of its competitors lack, despite being nearly 15 years old.
One of VB6's greatest strengths is its portability. Privacy is an enormous concern for many people, so interest in portable applications - e.g. apps that can be run from a thumb drive without installation or admin rights - is higher than ever. VB6's lack of external dependencies makes it an excellent choice for portability, and is the primary reason I chose VB6 for PhotoDemon. VB6's runtimes are included by default on all versions of Windows (XP through 8.1) meaning anyone can download a VB6 application and run it without installation or admin rights. That's huge. .NET's versioning **** and enormous size make it a poor choice for portability, and there are simply no other languages that provide the combination of portability, RAD, and performance that VB6 does.
Let me elaborate on performance a bit, since PhotoDemon is a project where performance is a primary concern. VB6 remains an excellent choice for coders who care about performance. As a language with support for native compilation, it tends to outperform purely interpreted languages (java, js, etc), while staying competitive with similar code from a modern C/C++ compiler. As an example, PhotoDemon outperforms both GIMP and Paint.NET in a number of areas, and while that's more demonstrative of good algorithms than good compilers, it goes to show that performance is still a perfectly valid reason to stick with VB6.
I would like 64bit data types, unsigned types, x64 compile, ability to link in c obj files , a memory analysis window, and a side of fries please. I can use many languages, but no other has the easy gui capabilities, simplified format, and awesome debugging as vb6