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  1. Microsoft support policy for VB6 programming

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    Microsoft support VB6 programming, here is their support statement:-

    Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows
    - Note: The support policy below has been updated with Windows 10 version 1709 support information.

    The Visual Basic team is committed to "It Just Works" compatibility for Visual Basic 6.0 applications on the following supported Windows operating systems:

    Windows 10
    Windows 8.1
    Windows 7
    Windows Server 2016
    Windows Server 2012 including R2
    Windows Server 2008 including R2

    The Visual Basic team’s goal is that Visual…

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    • Open source VB6 programming in 2019

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      Open source the VB6 programming environment in 2019.

      Microsoft have wasted 20 years on the failing .Net languages. Without success.

      The top 10 languages for Enterprise Application Development in 2018 are:

      Java ................58%
      JavaScript ........57%
      C++ ................ 46%
      C# ...................26%
      Python ............ 25%
      PHP ................22%
      VB.NET............17%
      C .....................16%
      Visual Basic 6 ..16%
      VBA .................15%

      Open source the only successful Microsoft language - Visual Basic 6.0

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      • Will Microsoft bring back the VB6 programming language in 2019?

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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

        The top 10 languages for Enterprise Application Development in 2018 are:

        Java ................58%
        JavaScript ........57%
        C++ ................ 46%
        C# ...................26%
        Python ............ 25%
        PHP ................22%
        VB.NET............17%
        C .....................16%
        Visual Basic 6 ..16%
        VBA .................15%

        https://sdtimes.com/java/report-finds-java-and-javascript-remain-the-top-languages-for-enterprise-development/

        Bring back VB6 programming in 2019

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        • VB6 Programming is a Top 10 language for Enterprise Application Development in 2018

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          The top 10 languages for Enterprise Application Development in 2018 are:

          Java ................58%
          JavaScript ........57%
          C++ ................ 46%
          C# ...................26%
          Python ............ 25%
          PHP ................22%
          VB.NET............17%
          C .....................16%
          Visual Basic 6 ..16%
          VBA .................15%

          https://sdtimes.com/java/report-finds-java-and-javascript-remain-the-top-languages-for-enterprise-development/

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          • Microsoft VB6 programming is the most perfect

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            Joel Spolsky, founder and CEO of Stack Overflow has described the VB6 programming language as "the most perfect programming environment ever created."

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

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            • VB6 programming language in top 10 enterprise languages

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              Top 10 programming languages for Enterprise Application Development...

              https://sdtimes.com/java/report-finds-java-and-javascript-remain-the-top-languages-for-enterprise-development/

              Java ................58%
              JavaScript .......57%
              C++ ................ 46%
              C# ...................26%
              Python ............25%
              PHP ................22%
              VB.NET............17%
              C .....................16%
              Visual Basic 6 ..16%
              VBA .................15%

              53 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add watermark on the properties of the textbox

                    Kindly add watermark properties on the textbox control.

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                    • Access modifier of "Hidden Packing Field" of Auto Implemented Read Only Property need to be "Protected" instead of "Private"

                      Access modifier of hidden packing field of auto implemented read only property need to be "Protected" instead of "Private" to allow direct assignment from derived classes using the name "_PropertyName" ,

                      the current "Private" modifier forces the programmer to do one of:

                      1- Declare the property two times , one as "MustOverride" at base class and re declare an "Override" at derived class

                      2- Add fake methods in base class to set the required value to property using "_PropertyName" from inside base class

                      3- Declare useless additional field as "Protected" gust to be able to assign the value directly from…

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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 349 votes
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                          7 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support VB6 programming and VBA programming

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                          VB6 programming remains popular 20 years afteer the last version.

                          Top 10 languages for Enterprise Application Development...

                          https://sdtimes.com/java/report-finds-java-and-javascript-remain-the-top-languages-for-enterprise-development/

                          Java ................58%
                          JavaScript .......57%
                          C++ ................ 46%
                          C# ...................26%
                          Python ............25%
                          PHP ................22%
                          VB.NET............17%
                          C .....................16%
                          Visual Basic 6 ..16%
                          VBA .................15%

                          https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/8556433-vb6-programming-create-a-utility-to-convert-vb-n
                          https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/12363366-vb6-programming-waking-a-sleeping-giant-msdn-ma
                          https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/3617544-discard-the-terrible-slow-net-framework-let-c-c
                          https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/3440221-bring-back-classic-visual-basic-an-improved-versi

                          https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/13273713-microsoft-vb6-programming-reopen-this-suggestion
                          https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/8021706-re-open-the-bring-back-classic-visual-basic-sugg

                          https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/10525326-support-the-vb6-programming-ide-on-windows-10
                          https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/15474105-microsoft-can-make-an-update-of-the-vb6-to-vb7-cl
                          https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/7462243-provide-a-visual-basic-6-community-edition-to-al
                          https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/6811742-support-for-running-web-class-applications-from-th
                          https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/12516426-allow-free-download-of-the-vb6-programming-languag
                          https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/12851976-congratulations-to-microsoft-for-extending-vb6-pro
                          https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/13368858-please-please-compromise-with-visual-basic-6-user

                          https://www.facebook.com/michael.elliott.3914207/videos/1824084670958680/
                          http://www.vbforums.com/forumdisplay.php?1-Visual-Basic-6-and-Earlier
                          https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2015/06/22/getting-ready-for-windows-10-sdks-compatibility-bridges/

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                            4 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Help Viewer 2.3 Default Code Language

                            When I open the Help Viewer 2.3 to read offline documentation, the ComboBox at the top of any page always defaults to 'C#'. It would be more convenient if I could choose which language it defaults to - I would choose VB.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • VB6 Programming is a Top 10 language for Enterprise Application Development

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                              Report finds Microsoft Visual Basic 6 is a top 10 language for Enterprise Application Development.

                              "Following Java and JavaScript, the report found the top 10 languages for the enterprise are: C++, C#, Python, PHP, VB.NET, C, Visual Basic 6 and VBA."

                              Java ................58%
                              JavaScript ........57%
                              C++ ................ 46%
                              C# ...................26%
                              Python ............ 25%
                              PHP ................22%
                              VB.NET............17%
                              C .....................16%
                              Visual Basic 6 ..16%
                              VBA .................15%

                              https://sdtimes.com/java/report-finds-java-and-javascript-remain-the-top-languages-for-enterprise-development/

                              https://www.cloudfoundry.org/wp-content/uploads/Developer-Language-Report_FINAL.pdf

                              It is time for Microsoft to update the VB6 programming language.

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                                2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Goodbye

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                                And thanks for all the fish. In the short time that I've had to use Visual I have decided that it would be less painful reaching a 'Solution' than pulling teeth.
                                While Visual 6 wasn't going to win 'Cool Kid' awards, it was simple to use and provided some key features missing here: Option Base1, control arrays, uncluttered editors, procedural view . . . Anyway, I'll finish what I started in Excel and VBA and, maybe if it works, I'll re-build in Java…

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                                  • Bring back a standalone simple visual basic like you once had....PLEASE PLEASE

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                                    It was so simple and it worked. Why did you destroy it?
                                    Please just make it a stand alone separate from Visual studio. Make it for the simpletons like me so I can knock up a program in a day using windows forms. No project this or that just click on a desktop icon and straight into VB and just name project and away we go. like we once did.

                                    Remember how Microsoft started it was the little guys in a shed on…

                                    27 votes
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                                    • VS2017入门太难了

                                      VS2017入门太难了,界面太乱了

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                                      • In the Visual Basic editor please change the response to an unfinished " .

                                        The C# editor doesn't do this. It is very distracting. Maybe just red squiggles to the end of the line. The first time it happened, I absolutely freaked.

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                                        • VB6 programming language #13 in June 2018 Tiobe Index

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                                          Microsoft's VB6 programming language is the 13th most popular programming language in June 2018.

                                          The latest version of classic Visual Basic was launched in 1998, 20 years ago, and still rates highly in the Tiobe index of over 200 programming languages.

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

                                          This shows VB6 programming is more popular than Perl, Swift, Assembly Language, Matlab, Go, Delphi and over 200 other programming languages.

                                          Time for a new release of VB6, Microsoft.

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