Provide a transpiler for VB6 programming to JS
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Also do the same in Office for VBA programming.
VB6 Programming is supported on Windows, it should be extended to the web.
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 2019
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2012 including R2
Windows Server 2008 including R2
The Visual Basic team’s goal is that Visual Basic 6.0 applications continue to run on supported Windows versions. As detailed in this document, the core Visual Basic 6.0 runtime will be supported for the full lifetime of supported Windows versions, which is five years of mainstream support followed by five years of extended support
This would be a very useful product.
Richard Collier commented
I don't know if LegacyConverters still do this. But they used to charge $0.50 for each line of code. Costs soon add up if you have a few hundred thousand lines of VB6 programming.
Better if MS offered a VB6 to JS transpiler (perhaps based on TypesScript) to allow a developer to keep the source code in VB and transpile to JS.
It can only be used in Excel, and then only inside formulas.
Terry Maxwell commented
This would be a really great idea. Allow us to migrate VB6 programming and VBA programming to JS.
@Anonymous - Thanks for the info, I'll go and look at the NSBasic programming language now.
@Joan @Thom C.Blackwell
They claim to have sold 2 million licences.
This is a good idea. Keep your source code in VB6 or VBA and compile to JS.
Thom C. Blackwell commented
This is a good suggestion.
It would be great if you could still use VBA programming and macros in Office365, but have them 'transcompiled' to JS.
Keep VBA programming in Office commented
This is a good idea.
Especially to do the same with VBA programming in Office 365