VB6 programming: Waking a sleeping giant - MSDN magazine article https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/mt632280
The February 2016 edition of the Microsoft MSDN magazine has an article by David Platt "Don't Get Me Started - VB6: Waking a Sleeping Giant"
Platt says that VB* could "do what Java promised and never delivered—writing code once, running absolutely everywhere. A true Universal app".
Microsoft, now is the time for you to either do this or to open source VB6 so that others can.
I want to say that vb6 and VBA are not dead.
There is still a lot of new development.
For example, I created a new tool to connect vb6 & VBA to Microsoft Azure cloud that gives developers the possibility to monitor (log or track) usage & performance of their apps in real-time online. The project is here: https://VBATelemetry.com
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And to do the same with VBA programming in Office.
I started this journey but wound up using and loving B4x. Main reason is that you compile native Android and iOS apps ... and the B4J IDE is free.
NSBasic is closer to this requirement than B4X is.
The NSBasic IDE has replacements for most VB controls.
Also, ABMaterial is a very professional library created by a prolific B4x user:
@Mark does that support web/HTML5? Does not seem obvious if so...
BTW - I created the video training for the B4X IDE’s linked here:
Already available here. And an excellent product. Not only can you develop for web, IoT and computers, the language is portable to its sister Android and iOS IDE’s:
Fred K commented
VB6 programming for the web!
The flag bearer, captain VB6
Return of the giant VB6+
Now VB.Net is being abandoned we must have a utility to convert to VB6.
No one is going to use VB.NET software. If it didn't happen 15 years ago, it won't happen now.
The rules that applied then apply now. Companies do not pay to rewrite all their applications in the BAD and IRRELEVANT technology which does NOT function any longer.
And VB.NET applications generally run slower. It makes no sense.
VB6 is fast, fastest than C++. Only a developer living in an idealistic fantasy world thinks that and asked to make app's in VB.NET.
Some posters here have no knowledge or experience to understand why legacy applications SHOULD work between variants. The latest and unpopular technology, like NET is just that, unused, unpopular, no matter how hard MS wants that. There are fundamental reasons why everyone is still talking about Visual Basic 6.0.
Notions of how organizations operate will not change that. All companies use VB6.
Microsoft support statement for VB6
#We want VB6 Programming, VBA Programming, VBScript programming
STACKOVERFLOW DEVELOPER SURVEY RESULTS
MOST DREADED LANGUAGES: VB6 IS THE FIRST!!!!
For the second year in a row, Visual Basic (for 2017, Visual Basic 6, specifically) ranked as the most dreaded language. Most dreaded means that a high percentage of developers who are currently using the technology express no interest in continuing to do so.
Visual Basic 6
79.2%.........FOR THE REST ==>https://stackoverflow.com/insights/survey/2017/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dev-survey-2017&utm_content=em-features&utm_source=so-owned
VB6 programming for the web. What a great idea!
Why leave out .net This highly simple and elegant VB6 syntax can as well compile to .net code apart from HTML5 and Java. Or it can also have an option to bypass the managed wrapper completely and compile to real fast and efficient Win32 code. Great options. Only the millions of VB6 developers are waiting to be tapped. Don't let them go to the Python camp!
A really good suggestion.
Wow. VB6 programming for web and mobiles. Yes please.