Support the VB6 programming IDE on Windows 10
Microsoft support the VB6 programming language on Windows 10.
This means that VB6 is supported until 2025. But Microsoft exclude the VB6 IDE from this support.
The VB6 IDE does install and run on Windows 10, so there is no reason it should not be supported.
Instructions for installing the VB6 programming IDE are here:
With Microsoft's' continued support of VB6 for at least another 10 years it should be fully supported by including the VB6 IDE.
Microsoft should support the VB6 programming IDE on Windows 10. It works well, once you get it installed, and is still needed as Microsoft accept in still supporting the VB6 runtime on Windows 10
Microsoft have published an article showing how to add UWP features to VB6 applications and then distribute them using the Windows Store.
Good that Microsoft are showing interest in VB6 programming, but how successful UWP and the Microsoft Store will be remains to be seen.
Even more important to do this because of the announcement that ARM processors will support full Windows 10.
The VB6 programming IDE is lightweight and fast. Ideal for ARM.
Installing the VB6 IDE on Windows 10:-
With VB6 running on ARM, Microsoft need to officially support the VB6 programming IDE on Windows 10.
This is reason to celebrate, Full windows that can run vb6 apps on an ARM processor.
Even more reason vb6 should be revived. Great news.
BTW, I have released 2 NEW cutting edge products this year written in vb6, one has already won an award.
Microsoft have no respect for their users. They refuse to update VB6. They refuse to open source VB6. They refuse to allow a free download of VB6.
But, despite Microsoft, VB6 programming won't go away.
There is an installer utility to install the VB6 programming environment on Windows 7,8 and 10...
Microsoft support VBA programming commented
It is obvious that as Microsoft support the VB6 Runtime they should also support the VB6 programming IDE.
The VB6 IDE works fine on Windows 10. Microsoft should support it. They support the VB6 runtime.
The VB6 IDE installs and runs on Windows 7, 8 and 10.
M Webb commented
I-Programmer call for the VB6 programming language and IDE to be open sourced...
And then what? They make you a new IDE, and then you go "while you're at it, why not add X, tune Y, make Z compatible, and no we won't pay you a dime". Then 10 years later, you start the same whining marathon that has been going on for the last 15 years.
Look at your behavior on these forums, "pro VB6 programmers". I wouldn't need a reason to leave you hanging, personally.
Johnny One Language commented
Supporting the VB6 programming language but not supporting the VB6 IDE is just dumb. The VB6 IDE works on Windows 7, 8 and 10 so why be so petty and not "support" it ?
Louise C commented
Please support the VB6 programming IDE on Windows 10. Thank you.
Anonymous VB6 programming supporter commented
This is an urgent requirement now that VBdotNet has been downgraded to a second class dotNet language and C# is losing popularity. It is even more important to update or open source the VB6 programming language.
Should be done,even more important now.