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.
Help files and documentation for VB6 programming...
David Platt in MSDN magazine has an article about VB6 programming this month (June 2018):
"With these latest improvements to compatibility, I foresee at least another ten years of life for VB6. And I’ll bet you anything that this support gets renewed in Windows 11 and 12, or whatever they’re called by then. Another decade of driving the puritans crazy. I can dig it."
Microsoft's Support Statement for VB6 programming on Windows is here...
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 Server 2016
Windows Server 2012 including R2
Windows Server 2008 including R2
The Visual Basic team’s goal is that Visual Basic 6.0 applications continue to run on supported Windows versions.
As detailed in this document, the core Visual Basic 6.0 runtime will be supported for the full lifetime of supported Windows versions, which is five years of mainstream support followed by five years of extended support.
The VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows 10 for the lifetime of the OS (that is until at least 2025).
The VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows Server 2016 for the lifetime of the OS (that is until at least 2027).
There is also a new release of the utility to install the VB6 programming IDE on Windows 7 and Windows 10 http://nuke.vbcorner.net/
visual studio new versions support visual basic 6 and how i used new and old version visual studio in same system
VB6 Programming commented
"In fact the only thing that .NET did wrong was to kill off VB6 - it should have been allowed to coexist for those wanting to use it. Instead Microsoft provided as its replacement VB .NET, which added nothing that C# didn't already have."
The best will be to bring Visual Basic 6.0 to Windows as a tool. No doubt aboute that !
VB6 is she smartest programming language in existence !
Brilliant that you can still use VB6 programming on Windows 10
Tom the Toolman commented
VB6 programmers: if it doesn't work right under the OS you're using, you could install and use a free VM (VMWare, VirtualBox) running, say, Windows XP to do your development.
Bring back VB6 programming commented
Yes do this. The VB6 IDE works on Windows 10, so why not support it?
thank you for the vb6 support, i'm so glad abaout it, because i'm the vb 6 programmer. thanks to microsoft
The installation wizard for the VB6 programming IDE has now had over 115,000 downloads.
There is a new release of the VB6 installer wizard.
The new release 5 can install the VB6 programming IDE on Windows 7 and Windows 10 http://nuke.vbcorner.net/
The Visual Basic team is committed to "It Just Works" compatibility for Visual Basic 6.0 applications:-
#We want VBA Programming, VB6 programming and 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 utilities commented
Extend your desktop application with modern UWP components...
An example for VB6 programming is shown. A VB6 application that opens a XAML-based modern UI that contains a map control.
It is truly amazing that a language Microsoft have largely ignored for 15+ years is still so popular.
VB6 programming will last forever.
Old software runs really fast on new Hardware.
The VB6 programming IDE runs fine on Windows 10. It is just Microsoft's pettiness that prevents them from officially supporting it.
Why MS no longer supports VB6 IDE but continues to support VBA IDE in Office?
Simple: If he did, then Office would die.
Quiet, VB6 will never die, whatever MS do! And I, with my VS6 Installer (wizard) tool, will try to help.
Classic VB6 Programming commented
VB6 programming, 15+ years after it was abandoned, still is widely used, still has to be (however reluctantly) supported by Microsoft (now in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016), and still rates highly in the Tiobe index.
Microsoft support the VB6 runtime https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/vb6/vb6-support
But they don't support the VB6 programming IDE. It works fine on Windows 7 and Windows 10, but Microsoft don't support it.
Yet how do Microsoft expect us to update VB6 apps without an IDE ?
(Obviously VB.Net isn't an option).
It is time Microsoft supported the VB6 IDE.