Open source Visual Basic 6
Since further development does not seem feasible, would it be possible to release the sources in a .NET core style manner?
nishant gupta commented
The installation wizard for the Visual Basic 6 IDE has now had over 115,000 downloads.
New release 5 of the installer wizard for the VB6 programming IDE for Windows 7 and Windows 10 ...
Microsoft support statement for VB6
#We want VB6 Programming, VBA Programming, VBScript programming
STACKOVERFLOW DEVELOPER SURVEY RESULTS
MOST DREADED LANGUAGES: VB6 IS THE FIRST!!!!
For the second year in a row, Visual Basic (for 2017, Visual Basic 6, specifically) ranked as the most dreaded language. Most dreaded means that a high percentage of developers who are currently using the technology express no interest in continuing to do so.
Visual Basic 6
79.2%.........FOR THE REST ==>https://stackoverflow.com/insights/survey/2017/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dev-survey-2017&utm_content=em-features&utm_source=so-owned
With C# and Java declining, and VB.Net never having been popular, it is time for an update of the VB6 programming language.
Microsoft 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
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
The VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows 10 for the lifetime of the OS (that is until 2025).
The VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows Server 2016 for the lifetime of the OS (that is until 2027).
The VB6 programming IDE installs on Windows 7 and Windows 10 http://nuke.vbcorner.net/
VB6 programming support commented
VB6 programming support site
"What a dumb request." on September 30, 2017 15:20 ---> yet you are here wasting your time arguing - why? Just go play with VB.net and leave people alone.
Retired Coder commented
It's too bad that popularity doesn't extend to employers because if it did I'd still have a coding job. There're jobs for VB.Net but I never could wrap my brain around the .Net framework and that entire object-oriented programming thing was just too complicated for me.
As for the community doing it... there's been so many "New VB6s" announced with lots of hype and promises. After awhile they just quietly disappear. VB64 seems to be the latest since the page for it is gone. I don't see how getting the source code for VB6 would change that.
VB.Net is a zombie language. No one uses it anymore.
Yet the VB6 programming language remains popular. If Microsoft won't update VB6, let the community do so.
What a dumb request. The same people that think VB.net is too hard and whine to Microsoft for a "simple programming language" think they can do something with a large development environment written in C++? And you wonder why Microsoft is just ignoring you?
Classic VB6 Programming commented
Microsoft really have no excuse not to open source the VB6 programming language.
Microsoft supporting VB6 programming is good https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/vb6/vb6-support but open sourcing would be better.
There is no reason Microsoft cannot open source VB6.
It is just that Microsoft choose not to do this.
Are they still scared because VB6 is more popular than .Net?
Or do they hold all developers in contempt?
Microsoft support VB6 on latest operating systems:-
I use the VB6 programming, VBA programming and VBScript programming languages.
Microsoft should open source the VB6 IDE and the VB6 programming language.
Start by publishing the full VB6 specification.
There is no reason they shouldn't do this right now!
Microsoft should open source VB6 programming. How can you trust Microsoft's development tools when you know they will be abandoned.
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Professional programmer here !