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  1. VB6 the most perfect programming environment ever created

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351633/vb6-the-most-perfect-programming-environment-ever.html
    Joel Spolsky, founder and CEO of Stack Overflow has described the VB6 programming language as "the most perfect programming environment ever created."

    Microsoft's Visual Basic 6 won the dubious honor of "Most Dreaded," with a resounding 89.9% of developers currently using the language saying that they have no interest in continuing to do so. This was something of a personal affront to Spolsky, who describes VB6 to Business Insider as "the most perfect programming environment ever created."

    http://www.businessinsider.com/stack-overflow-developer-study-2018-results-2018-3

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      9 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Will Microsoft bring back the VB6 programming language in 2018?

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      Now that Microsoft finally admit that VB.Net has never been successful, will they:

      1) Support the VB6 programming IDE on Windows 10
      2) Allow a free download of VB6
      3) Update VB6 allow 64bit compilation

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        16 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • VB6 programming language #12 in February 2018 Tiobe index

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        https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351622/vb6-programming-language-12-in-february-2018-tiobe.html
        Microsoft's VB6 programming language is the 12th most popular programming language in February 2018.
        The latest version of classic VB was launched in 1998 and still rates highly in the Tiobe index of over 200 programming languages.

        https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index

        Microsoft's flagship language C# has fallen to #5 in the Tiobe index

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          7 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Name the future version of Visual Basic 6.0 as "Visual Basic 6.0 phoenix"

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          https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351604/name-the-future-version-of-visual-basic-60-as-visu.html
          According to google and facebook statistics, Visual Basic 6.0 has one of the largest communities. Many young people enter the VB6 community in a natural way (without being forced by trends supported by different companies). Visual Basic 6 is a smart mind attractor since the majority of the critical mass is made from people between 18-35 years old. (https://vb6awards.blogspot.com/2017/10/visual-basic-60-is-attractor-for-young.html)

          All programmers wish to keep the syntax and legacy and the programming language name. It feels in the air that MS will…

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            11 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Include the VB6 programming language in Windows 10

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            Add the VB6 programming language and IDE to Windows 10.

            This will be very useful for supporting all the VB6 applications still in use.

            And as Windows 10 starts to be used on ARM tablets it will be useful for developing new tablet apps.

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              14 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make VB6 open source

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              https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351547/make-vb6-open-source.html
              Given that Microsoft will eventually remove support for VB6 make it open source so that it can be updated and improved by the VB6 community.

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                11 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  13 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Include Visual Basic 6.0 by default on the next version of Windows !

                  Please include Visual Basic 6.0 by default on the next version of Windows !

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                    63 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow changing the nickname of the installation

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                    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351566/allow-changing-the-nickname-of-the-installation.html
                    You can set nicknames of installs in VS2017 but you cannot change those nicknames when modifying the installation features. This should be allowed.

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                      2 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide a way to prevent the Script Documents folder from expanding during debugging

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                      https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351537/provide-a-way-to-prevent-the-script-documents-fold.html
                      While the Script Documents folder is a useful debugging tool, the auto-expansion on every page load is a pain in the neck when navigating source files in the Solution Explorer. Please provide an option to keep this folder collapsed by default (or at least remember the current state).

                      Note that this issue has been referenced back to at least VS2013, and does not seem to be a difficult (or controversial) feature to add. Perhaps its time has come?

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                        15 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enhance C# intellisense to list non imported types

                        OK it seems pretty much obvious to me but let me elaborate (although I don't have any hopes that I will be heard). You start typing a class name. The class belongs to a namespace not yet imported (not an uncommon scenario). You either don't want to type it all or you don't remember it or heck it's too big.

                        You have the following options:
                        1) either type all of it and then have VS import it, which makes you feel more of a typist and less a developer or (and that's actually my favorite)
                        2) Ctrl + T, type…

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                          3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Create a Ubiquitous .NET Client Application Development Model

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                          https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351412/create-a-ubiquitous-net-client-application-develop.html
                          This vote is for developers who wish to see the idea of a ubiquitous .NET client application development model created by Microsoft and the Visual Studio team.

                          A ubiquitous .NET client application development model is a model that is defined in .NET-based technologies and is able to run in a multitude of runtime environments -- both native-compiled (store-hosted) and web-hosted.

                          A *very* rough image of the vision can be found here:
                          http://i0.wp.com/blog.developers.win/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Vision.png

                          The goal is to enable *one* .NET Client Application Project to…

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                            under review  ·  499 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Visual Studio for Linux

                            We need Full Version of Visual Studio for Linux.
                            And language of programming such as:

                            -C
                            -C++
                            -C#
                            -VB
                            -F#
                            -HTML
                            -MHTML

                            Thanks,

                            6,274 votes
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                              242 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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…

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                                242 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Watch window member specifier for arrays

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                                https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351529/watch-window-member-specifier-for-arrays.html
                                When watching an array pointer with size specifier, also add the ability to specify a class/struct member to watch. Example:

                                ptrToArrayOFooPtrs, 4, m_FooMemberVar

                                This would display like:
                                [0] m_FooMemberVar=value
                                [1] m_FooMemberVar=value
                                [2] m_FooMemberVar=value
                                [3] m_FooMemberVar=value

                                This allows you to quickly inspect a variable on every object in the array.

                                48 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Congratulations to Microsoft for extending VB6 programming support to Windows 10

                                  This idea is a proposal of thanks to Microsoft for extending VB6 support to Windows 10.

                                  Microsoft say "VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows 10 for the lifetime of the OS. Visual Basic 6.0 runtime files continue to be 32-bit only and all components must be hosted in 32-bit application processes. Developers can think of the support story for Windows 10 being the same as it is for Windows 8.1."

                                  https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ms788708.aspx

                                  This means that VB6 programming is supported until at least 2025.

                                  THANK YOU, MICROSOFT !

                                  1,114 votes
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                                    69 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow free download of the VB6 programming language and IDE

                                    Microsoft currently make the VB6 programming language and IDE available to all MSDN subscribers for download from the subscriber downloads section. A generic subscriber key is also provided.

                                    Microsoft should now make this available for free download without requiring a paid MSDN subscription.

                                    This is already done with the Expression Web software, so it wouldn't be creating a new precedent.

                                    1,053 votes
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                                      47 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Please, please compromise with Visual Basic 6 users...

                                      Dear Microsoft,

                                      It is abundantly clear that you will never produce a new version of VB6, especially not one which is 64-bit and cross platform. Doing so would compete with your goals of subscription based software in the near future.

                                      So... how about a simple compromise with the VB6 users? I use VB.NET and I like it. But the syntax is extremely difficult for many users. However, I have been working around this problem for sometime now. I have created my own huge runtime library of wrapper functions (including API calls) to replace familiar VB6 functions which have been removed…

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                                        16 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Cleanup VS2017 installation files

                                        After installing VS2017 I have over 6GB of packages in the following location:

                                        C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\VisualStudio\Packages

                                        Can I safely remove this files? Shouldn't the installer remove them for me? Could there be an option on the installer to do so?

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