Microsoft VB6 programming - reopen this suggestion and update VB6
The suggestion to bring back and update the classic VB6 programming language is the most popular in Visual Studio UserVoice with over 5200 comments.
Please now re-open this suggestion
and allow posters to vote as well as comment.
VB6 programming isn't going to go away just because Microsoft declines a suggestion on UserVoice. Allow voting to see the strength of demand for this suggestion.
Microsoft should reopen the suggestion and allow voting on it.
There is still demand for VB6.
From Electronic Design...
A Visual Basic (VB6) application that uses a graphical interface to allow for design process automation of a “four-bit slice” micro-programmed machine, with up to six input and four output variables and 16 possible states E0-E15.
Jake has posted the following elsewhere on this blog:-
>> "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."
Lofaday has a proposal for updating VB6 at www.vb64.com
VB6 on low cost ARM notebooks and tablets, and maybe even phones !
VB6 will last forever !
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.
Good news for VB6 programming.
Open Source VB6 programming commented
It is time for Microsoft to do this. If they don't they should open source VB6. After all Microsoft claim to be in favor of open source now.
They should either update or open source VB6 now.
If they don't want to do one, do the other.
Your choice, Microsoft. Stop letting your developers down.
They declined this many times already, get over it and stop spamming.
Donald Dixon commented
I totally Agree!
I am in fact I am creating an A.I. Robotic Character developing solely on VB6 mainly because I've been developing this as A.I. program for years and the program is huge. Before I go to production I must do migration. I really don't want to... The VB6 program work just fine and is not cumbersome. Microsoft ... Please! for developers and for the programmers who have supported Microsoft by making VB6 still the most popular programing language ever!
Bring back and update the classic VB6 programming language.
Stefano Balzarotti commented
Can I undervote this??
please, how many times do intend to spam this?
Microsoft has declined it, so you should stop insisting.
If you care so much to support Visual Basic, ask the release of the source code:
And support the open source community projects like http://gambas.sourceforge.net/en/main.html
It is time VB6 was updated.
Please rethink this.
This call for an updated VB6 programming language has just reached 6000 votes! By far the most popular suggestion there has ever been in VisualStudio UserVoice.
Tony Green commented
Microsoft censored that call for the open sourcing of VB6 programming.
The new call is at
M Webb commented
Sue Gee from i-Programmer (the online magazine for programmers) has posted a call for the VB6 programming IDE and language to be open sourced...
Louise C commented
Should be done.
Mobile Developer commented
Microsoft should do this. VB6 was always a productive programming language.
Anonymous VB6 programming supporter commented
Now that VBdotNet has been downgraded to a second class dotNet language and C# is losing popularity Microsoft should either update or open source the VB6 programming language.
Johnny One Language commented
With the news of the slow abandonment of the VB.Net language Microsoft should re-open this suggestion
to update and relaunch the VB6 programming language and IDE.
Important to do this now that VB.Net is being abandoned.