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Bring back Classic Visual Basic, an improved version of Visual Basic 6.0 (the old idea has been stoped at 7400 votes for no good reason)

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.

Reloaded from: http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3440221-bring-back-classic-visual-basic-an-improved-versi

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      • HMan2828HMan2828 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        ROFL VB6 for web apps...

        You people make me laugh and cry both at the same time...

      • RamanRaman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes. Ps. bring back Visual basic 6 with features that would, among other things, enable us to quickly develop WEB BASED applications also.

        I have been programming on Visual Basic 6 for the past 15 years both for official use as well as a hobby. I am sure there are quite a lot of persons who would want the same.

      • Sten2005 - vote for VB6 programmingSten2005 - vote for VB6 programming commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Anonymous
        >>"We want to write code for Windows and have done so successfully for years using VB, help us help you."

        So true. Microsoft brought out LightSwitch to address this requirement, but it really is too little and too late.
        Microsoft could have spent a little of the time and effort they have wasted on LightSwitch to provide an updated version of the VB6 programming language.

        It is sad that Microsoft are too proud to admit to their mistakes.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I' not a professional programmer and never will be....... so a simple programming language that just gets things done quickly and without complicated syntax and concepts is fine by me. I can't deal with much more.and can't see why i should have to.

        Microsoft... have you forgotten that the success of your Operating System and your commercial products is also founded on the broad availability and diversity of the programs people use ? If your designing languages to be attractive only to IT professionals you and your customers will miss out on all the software created by people who are subject matter experts first then "programmers" a very distant second. Give the CREATIVE non amateurs an ongoing tool that "just works" .........and that's an updated VB6.

        We want to write code for Windows and have done so successfully for years using VB, help us help you.

      • SuperDreSuperDre commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @aaaa: switching to VB.NET better than HTML5 from silverlight?
        Yes, because forcing yourself to only support one platform is much much much better.......
        If I'm to switch to anything at the moment, it'll be HTML5.. Even though I do not like it as much as normal native, HTML5 is at the moment the only way to do multiplatform, desktop and mobile..

      • aaaaaaaa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Guys, switching to VB.NET is much, much, much better than switching to HTML5 from Silverlight, or to JavaScript from anything. It could've been worth!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You do know VB6 can be decompiled too. In hindsight that was kinda weak.

        Most of us here want MS to fully support VB6 64-bit or make it open source. Maybe B4J is a great tool\investment in the mean time.

      • martin rizalmartin rizal commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How about this: Join Windows Insider Program and make a feedback that improve the application compatibility support for Visual Basic 6.0.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        >> code security

        Very good point. No platform can do everything well as you know. I could see on their boards there were various solutions for embedding the JVM in an .exe and the like.

        They seem very committed to the product and the forums are very active. That is a big plus.

        As far as I can see it can do much of what I need. I am going to work with it more. Like VB6, it might be a really good tool in our toolbox. ;-)

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I spoke with the developers of Basic4Java (AKA B4J). They communicated that it is real and part of their long term product plans, i.e. wont get killed by the developer.

        With this you can create applications for both Android and PC basically using VB syntax and similar IDE.

      • KontexKontex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Machines are to be addressed by the people, and not vice versa.
        The VB6 concept is indeed technically possible. If it does not work anymore in the future, which is it because it is vandalized.

      • HMan2828HMan2828 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm sorry but you do not get it, that's just not possible. How can you support.NET features without its basic building blocks? And if you support its basic building blocks it's no longer VB6.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        VB6 + VB.NET combined!

        A new version of VB6 that is fully compatible with old VB6 codes and .NET features add-on for programmers that want to venture out further.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        >> All we want is continue support for VB6 together with the Net Framework and let us, the people, choose what is best for us.

        +1

      • mlml commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Kontex
        Will Microsoft kill winrt and windows phone?

        If so, many apps for windows phone need rewrite again.

        But if use the same windows 10 os/same api in smartphone, vb6 is possible run on smartphone, then it is very interesting.

      • KontexKontex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Windows 10 will run on PC / Tablet / Smartphone

        Windows Phone is abandoned.
        Windows RT is abandoned.

        If VB6 applications run on Win10 smartphone?
        * dream *

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