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"
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.
Sounds good to me.
Keep VBA programming in Office commented
Microsoft support Visual Basic 6 on the latest operating systems:-
I use the VB6 programming, VBA programming and VBScript programming languages.
Microsoft Developer commented
I agree. This is a good way forward.
This suggestion is a good idea.
"Transpiling" or "transcompiling" to a different language is HOT now!
Microsoft should do this!
Microsoft demo Windows 10 on ARM video from Build 2017.
An ARM PC running Windows 10 can be treated just like any other PC. That means any Win32 application can be downloaded, installed, and run unmodified and as if you're on an x86 machine.
Windows 10 on ARM translates all the x86 instructions to ARM64 at runtime so as the user gets the exact same experience regardless of what their base hardware is. Those translations are also cached, meaning over time all the applications you use regularly will improve in performance. The example Microsoft uses in the video above is 7-Zip, which is downloaded from the web and installed.
VB6 apps will run on ARM and the VB6 programming IDE will run also.
People, People ! My company just bought a Visual Basic 6.0 software for telecom communications monster FOR 15.000.000 EUROS ! PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEOOOOOPPPPLEEEEEEEEE! THIS IS HUGE ! Fifteen million EUROS !
Professional programmer here !
TIOBE Index - May 2017 - VB6 UP, C# DOWN
In the May 2017 Tiobe.com survey...
Visual Basic has climbed to .... 2.347% and is now at position #12
C# has fallen to .......................3.457% and is now at position #5
VB.Net climbed to ...................3.391% and is now at position #6
Whatever Microsoft try, VB6 programming continues, while C# declines.
Stuff it MS.. delphi now can create Linux GUI apps.. They are using an language as old as basic in its original state and innovating. MS you officially lost!
Microsoft should update VB6 programming to support Web applications.
Delphi Tokyo has Linux Compiler and now you can create GUI on linux as well..
All using the out of style Pascal language.. ( takes some getting used to )
New IDE and compiler modern as ****.. Stupid MS you could have done this but you decided to copy JAVA .... LOOSERS!
VB6 programming for Web would be good :)
Marc Gordon commented
Still Microsoft don't answer this request.
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.
In our quest to find a vb6 alternative, I have been skeptical.. But the more time I spend Learning the new Delphi Berlin 10, the more I think the 1 year pain of migration may be worth it. Been watching the boot camp videos.. and it is starting to click.. no pun intended
This is a good idea. If Microsoft don't do it, someone else should.
VB5cce was free but deleted recently. It was to be part of my VB6 replacement project (offering www.vb64.com *lite* for free or low cost trials using the free (legal) VB5 OCX compiler therein).