Make VB run on Xamarin
Now that Microsoft has acquired Xamarin, and if Xamarin becomes a standard feature of Visual Studio, it would be great if you could allow Xamarin to be used in VB along with C#!
Better to update the VB6 programming language.
I'd like to see VB6 programming enhanced.
No one uses VB.Net now. A better answer is to update the VB6 programming language.
Microsoft, please add VB in Xamarin.
Xamarin is now an integrated part of Visual Studio 2015 & 2017.
You people have acquired Xamarin, now it's your responsibility to add the support of VB to Xamarin, for the professionals who have spent years and years coding in VB.
VB is our bread and butter.
Microsoft have announced extended support of VB6 to Windows Server 2016. VB6 is supported until at least November 2027 on Windows Server 2016, and until at least 2025 on Windows 10. Both are likely to be extended.
Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows 10, and Windows Server 2016
VB6 programming is supported on Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 and earlier versions of Windows.
VBA programming is supported on Office 2016 and earlier versions of Office.
VBScript programming is still part of Windows.
At its peak in January 2012, C# scored 8.763% in Tiobe.
By February 2017, C# had fallen to 4.902% in Tiobe.
By April 2017, C# had fallen further, to 3.579%
The popularity of C# has fallen by more than half between January 2012 and April 2017.
The trend for C# is downwards.
Source: Zagor Tenay
.Net is failing commented
The 2017 Stack Overflow survey is very interesting...
Xamarin is one of the most dreaded technologies in the Stack Overflow survey.
Never successful as an independent business, Xamarin is now failing in Microsoft's ownership.
.Net is failing commented
STACKOVERFLOW 2017 DEVELOPER SURVEY SELECTED C# AS THE FASTEST FALLING LANGUAGE.
PROVED BEYOND DOUBT THAT THE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMING COMMUNITY DOES NOT WANT C# ANY MORE. C# IS JUST OLD, OUTDATED TECHNOLOGY, OF NO RELEVANCE TODAY.
C# has fallen in popularity from 45% to 34% in just 5 years.
Node.js has grown in popularity, while the usage of languages like C# and C has been shrinking.
You have to ask if C# will still be a mainstream language in 5 years time, it looks unlikely.
I hate Microsoft.
If I had a few billion dollars I would buy Microsoft just to enforce VB superiority & sack anyone who allowed VB to fall back & get ill treatment.
Make VB Great Again!
Please VB,stop abandoning it. You have no idea how much anger and resentment you've created by treating VB as a second class minority citizen. Microsoft, like Israel, is now an apartheid state.
Please I'm begging you do this. Hint: do it via the IL if necessary.
Engineers need VB!!
Xamarin has been a disappointment. More important is the news that Windows 10 for PC – the full desktop version – is coming to mobile ARM processors in 2017.
Users will be able to install any x86 Win32 app – unmodified – from any source, no repackaging as UWP or delivery via the Windows Store required. The apps are not sandboxed and they will have full access to the OS.
Microsoft demoed a device easily running the full Adobe Photoshop app along with Microsoft Office.
ARM brings back VB6 programming commented
Good to see that VB6 programming will run on ARM processors under full Windows 10.
You'll even be able to run the VB6 IDE on an ARM tablet.
dotNet will be too slow on ARM processors, so a great future for VB6.
Open Source VB6 programming commented
Better to do this
rather than use the bloated and buggy VB.Net with Xamarin.
Sheriff John Bunnell commented
VB6 has nothing to do with this. In fact VB6 has nothing to do with anything, since it was abandoned 20 years ago and is not coming back just because a few idiots are wasting everyone's time spamming this board.
VB.Net no longer keeps up with C#
Microsoft are slowly abandoning VB.Net
Time to bring back the VB6 programming language, either as an updated version or as open source.
Make VB6 run on Xamarin. Great suggestion.