Congratulations to Microsoft for extending VB6 programming support to Windows 10
This idea is a proposal of thanks to Microsoft for extending VB6 support to Windows 10.
Microsoft say "VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows 10 for the lifetime of the OS. Visual Basic 6.0 runtime files continue to be 32-bit only and all components must be hosted in 32-bit application processes. Developers can think of the support story for Windows 10 being the same as it is for Windows 8.1."
This means that VB6 programming is supported until at least 2025.
THANK YOU, MICROSOFT !
VB6 programming utilities commented
How to extend your VB6 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.
One thing to watch out for is UAC (User Account Control). If this is switched on (you can switch it off, but it isn't really advisable) this would prevent you using your .mdb database if it is in the Program Files folder together with your VB6 app. This was always bad practice, and now UAC prevents it. So you would need, for example, to move it elsewhere and modify your VB6 program accordingly.
David Clarke commented
Will this mean that old VB6 apps run on win10 can access old mdb jet data base files ??
Thank you for supporting VB6 programming, but you need to do more. Update or open source VB6.
Yes, thank you Microsoft. But now do more. Either update VB6 or open source it.
VB6 programming is still more popular than VB.Net
The Microsoft support link is now...
Good to see the VB6 programming language still being supported by Microsoft.
THE VB6 runtime is included in Windows 10
And the VB6 IDE installs on Windows 10
For Windows 10, there is a new 4.8 release of the VS6/VB6 installer wizard available at http://nuke.vbcorner.net/
The wizard simplifies the installation of the VB6 programming IDE on Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7.
With over 105,000 downloads, the installer is well proven.
And thanks to Microsoft too for extending support of VB6 to Windows Server 2016. VB6 programming 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.
VB6 programming utilities commented
Microsoft have just announced the extension of support for VB6 to include Windows Server 2016.
"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 continues on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 until at least 2025.
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!
Xavier Mukodi commented
Great! I'm in love with VB6...my first language
Thank you, but you should do more.
Putting (my VB6) Windows Apps in the Windows 10 Store - Project Centennial
Update VB6 programming commented
Microsoft on VB6 programming...
Anthony D Green of Microsoft's Visual Basic Team says
"As for the product, VB6 applications are not being “dumped”. Per our support statement here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ms788708 we remain committed to “it just works” compatibility for existing VB6 applications through 2025."
I would just like to thank MS for the new path they are taking. Allowing my VB6 apps to run on ARM tablets is going to increase revenue and customer Base and squelch those people asking for an Ipad app... I think it's going to be amazing for both VB6 devs and MS.
And congratulations for deciding to extend full Windows 10 to ARM processors.
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.
Sheraz Khan commented
Hoping to have a stable support. Thanks Microsoft for NOT letting die the classic VB6.
3-Cheers to Microsoft!