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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"
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/mt632280

Platt suggests developing a new version of VB6 (which he names VB*) that compiles to Javascript and HTML5.

Platt says "The VB* programming model would conceptually resemble the ASP.NET Web Forms model, in which controls render their content as HTML. But that rendering requires ASP.NET on the server side, and VB* needs to avoid depending on any particular server. Therefore, VB* will compile down to independent pages of HTML5 elements and JavaScript code, just as VB6 compiles down to x86 assembler with Windows function calls. You’ll be able to slap the page onto any HTML5 server and access it from any HTML5 client."

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.

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    Sten2005 - Microsoft support VB6 programming on Windows 10 until at least 2025Sten2005 - Microsoft support VB6 programming on Windows 10 until at least 2025 shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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