Include Visual Basic 6.0 by default on the next version of Windows !
Please include Visual Basic 6.0 by default on the next version of Windows !
The more I learn JAVA, C# and JavaSscript the more I love VB6....We all need VB6 on Windows, that simple...
i love vb6, with .net i was never happy with.
I would pay any reasonable price for an updated IDE ! Our company will use vb6 until 2025 and beyond.
Great to see VB6 programming continuing. And why not add VB6 to Windows? It would add value.
Microsoft's Have a support statement for VB6 programming...
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
Vb6 is my life. Our company's products all written in VB6.
ARM brings back VB6 programming commented
Add the VB6 programming IDE to Windows 10. The VB6 Runtime is already in Windows 10.
Keep VBA programming in Office commented
Yes, add VB6 programming to Windows and keep VBA programming in Office.
Microsoft support VB6 on the Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 operating systems:-
I use the VB6 programming, VBA programming and VBScript programming languages.
Crowd fund the $1 million+ cost to open source VB6 and Microsoft might consider it.
Open sourcing a large development environment + compiler + libraries + all of the 100s of difficult c based com APIs used by VB6 is a non-trivial operation.
Anyone care to volunteer for free at MS for 6 months to evaluate open sourcing VB6?
No. Ship a Windows 10 VM with VB6 development tools installed. Commit to maintaining that as a MS supported VB6 development environment until VB6 is retired.
May 2107 Tiobe Index
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 continues, while C# declines.
I love vb6
Microsoft could do this easily.
Yes, please do this.
Yes, please do this. VB6 programming free as part of Windows.
Marc Gordon commented
Why would Microsoft not do this ?
It is so obvious and would cost Microsoft nothing.
There is a new 4.7 release of the VB6 installer...
This has been tested on Windows 10 version 1607
The Visual Studio install wizard installs the VB6 programming IDE and language on Windows 10 (and also Windows 7 and 8).
Richard Collier commented
Good suggestion. What reason could Microsoft have for not doing this ?