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  1. Name the future version of Visual Basic 6.0 as "Visual Basic 6.0 phoenix"

    According to google and facebook statistics, Visual Basic 6.0 has one of the largest communities. Many young people enter the VB6 community in a natural way (without being forced by trends supported by different companies). Visual Basic 6 is a smart mind attractor since the majority of the critical mass is made from people between 18-35 years old. (https://vb6awards.blogspot.com/2017/10/visual-basic-60-is-attractor-for-young.html)

    All programmers wish to keep the syntax and legacy and the programming language name. It feels in the air that MS will be forced to bring back a new version of VB6. Here I propose a name circulated in…

    201 votes
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      4 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Build UWP with only VB6 syntax

      The underlying technology is XAML and vb.net, but what is exposed to the developer is only pure VB6 syntax.
      So there is this magic interpreter that translates every line/block of pure VB6 code to the corresponding verbose vb.net code that can be unhidden and edited if required. Use a less frightening property manager and a more responsive layout editor.
      Wow suddenly the millions of VB6 developers are coding for UWP and the windows store is flooded with apps of all sorts! Productivity has never been this high! So "where do you what to go today?"

      187 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 支持VB6!!!!

        VB.NET和VB6可以说是两门不同的语言了,但是至少在中国,仍然有很多的VB6开发者,能不能让VS支持VB6呢?
        我知道你们正在搞.NET跨平台,但是我觉得除了跨平台,给VB6开发者一个机会不好吗?有些开发者根本不需要跨平台。要求不多,我只希望VB6能够回到Visual Studio,功能可以比VB6 IDE少,精简,不要求更好。

        如果你说“你可以通过升级向导升级你的项目”
        别闹了好吗,升级出来的项目全部都是错误的!到处波浪!

        所以,我代表我自己,全体VB6爱好者,向您请愿,让VB6回到Visual Studio 。
        谢谢。

        185 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 180 votes
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            19 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow #region blocks to be indented much like they are in C#

            In C# you can indent a #region block so that the region flows with the layout of your code. Unless I am missing something, this is not the case in VB.

            Example (C#):
            public class MyClass
            {

            +[VARIABLES]

            +[PROPERTIES]

            +[METHODS]
            }

            Example (VB):
            Public Class MyClass

            +[VARIABLES]

            +[PROPERTIES]

            +[METHODS]

            EndClass

            151 votes
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              10 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hey Greg,

              Thanks for the great suggestion. I agree that it would be nice to see these indented properly. I honestly couldn’t tell you the reason for this design choice but it applies to all preprocessing directives. Having said that, our team owns both the VB and C# code editor experiences and as we’re rebuilding them as part of Project “Roslyn” we’re trying to be on the look out for opportunities to make the experiences more consistent where it makes sense – this looks to me like one of those cases. The “Roslyn” based editing experience is not planned to be in the next release of Visual Studio but it’s certainly not to early to look at improving this. I’ll follow up with the right folks to see if I can make this happen :)

              Regards,

              -Anthony D. Green, Program Manager, Visual Basic & C# Languages Team

            • Will Microsoft bring back the VB6 programming language in 2018?

              Now that Microsoft finally admit that VB.Net has never been successful, will they:

              1) Support the VB6 programming IDE on Windows 10
              2) Allow a free download of VB6
              3) Update VB6 allow 64bit compilation

              132 votes
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                6 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bring back a possibility to work on one single procedure on screen

                On QuickBasic and the first VB-Versions there has been the possibility to concentrate on a single procedure. You had to choose the sub, and on the screen there was nothing else but this sub. This has been a very proper way to work with procedures.

                127 votes
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                  9 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 要是有VB6 的SDI模式就好了,那个确实很方便。

                  要是有VB6 的SDI模式就好了,那个确实很方便。

                  125 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      6 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Close VB6 product related suggestions

                      I'm sorry I had to actually put this under the "Languages - Visual Basic" category as that is meant for VB.NET and not VB6.
                      However, other participants on this platform sadly did not realize this at all and opened a lot of even repetitive suggestions unrelated to modern Visual Studio (aka "Visual Studio .NET") what this Uservoice is about.

                      On top of that, those suggestions are mostly spam linking to external sites, including needless images and highly personal, uncited and sometimes even inflammatory opinions.

                      Additionally, the content of all those suggestions was previously handled and closed with a lengthy reply…

                      109 votes
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                        39 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow multiple languages (C#,VB,F#) in the same project

                        Now with Roslyn this could be possible.

                        It's very annoying that you have to convert C# to VB just to include a class/function/snippet in your VB project, and viceversa.
                        If all code compiles to MSIL, then why we cannot use different NET languages in the same project.

                        Another example is a function in F#, you may want to use some functions that will simplify/improve your project (C#/VB) and it's better to do it in a functional language, but you don't want to code all your project in F#, nor want to create a separate project in F# with its DLL…

                        86 votes
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                          7 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • VB.Net Support for Android/Apple/Raspberry Pi

                          Could you please add support for the following Android/Apple & Raspberry pi please? as well as more examples in Vb.NET?

                          Some of us don't really want to have to stop using such a great language.

                          Thank you.

                          86 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • VB6 programming language #12 in February 2018 Tiobe index

                            Microsoft's VB6 programming language is the 12th most popular programming language in February 2018.
                            The latest version of classic VB was launched in 1998 and still rates highly in the Tiobe index of over 200 programming languages.

                            https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index

                            Microsoft's flagship language C# has fallen to #5 in the Tiobe index

                            69 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • VB Samples - UWP

                              Almost no VB samples are available for UWP. You find a topic you're interested in at GitHub Windows-universal-samples - and darn - C# only.

                              It makes learning about UWP needlessly complicated and error prone.

                              PLEASE - make the time to create VB samples.

                              63 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • What happened to the old, beautiful, and simple visual basic?

                                10 years ago, visual basic was a beautiful language, where everything is straight forward. You can add forms, buttons, text boxes, etc. and add code to them. Nowadays, it is a complicated mess of too many things coined as visual studio. Is there a place where I can download the old visual basic and it would work on windows 10?

                                61 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Visual Basic - xamarin

                                  Allow writing Visual Basic in Xamarin Projects.

                                  54 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Lowercase keywords

                                    Please provide a full option to use lowercase keywords in VB, instead of using a hack with a custom font.

                                    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vbteam/archive/2015/04/02/lowercase-keywords-revisited.aspx

                                    51 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • continue edit on on error resume next

                                      re eanble editing around On Error Resume next please, it is really annoing now to restart anytime I made some even small correction,

                                      42 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide code in vb and c#

                                        Microsoft keeps saying they will continue to support Visual Basic, yet everywhere I look I see code examples and sample programs only provided in C#.

                                        The Microsoft Developer Network provides the option to view different languages, so there must be people at Microsoft who can translate the code.

                                        Whilst I don't expect every Microsoft blogger to provide samples in multiple languages, sites like www.asp.net with it's learn section should provide at least VB and C#.

                                        38 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Change the VBS Icon by default on Windows

                                          Change the icon of vbs extension by default on windows.

                                          34 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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