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      184 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      Chucky1Chucky1 commented  · 

      The Telerik 2016 survey of .Net found that only 12% of .Net users use VB.Net.

      The June Tiobe survey found both C# and VB.Net falling in popularity.

      C# has fallen to position 5.
      Visual Basic.Net has fallen to position 9.
      Visual Basic holds position 11.
      VBScript is in position 50

      Chucky1Chucky1 commented  · 

      Should do this. It is only fair to VB6 developers.

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        207 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        Chucky1Chucky1 commented  · 

        The Telerik 2016 survey of .Net found that only 12% of .Net users use VB.Net.

        The June Tiobe survey found both C# and VB.Net falling in popularity.

        C# has fallen to position 5.
        Visual Basic.Net has fallen to position 9.
        Visual Basic holds position 11.
        VBScript is in position 50

        Chucky1Chucky1 commented  · 

        Microsoft, give us an answer.

        Chucky1Chucky1 commented  · 

        David Sobeski was a General Manager with Microsoft.
        He posted about "what went wrong" https://www.facebook.com/dsobeski/posts/10153683440480008

        "The trust with developers has been a long deteriorating problem. .... Then, everything went to **** when .NET was released. Changes were being made to the C language, to the Visual Basic language. In one fell swoop, Microsoft told all of its developers that everything they were doing and did was wrong. Stop all that crazy C code or the AddRef / Release or that insane VB or Access code and use the new new thing."

        "Being a developer for a Microsoft platform was insane. Don't forget Office. One of the largest platforms on the planet. It avoided all this and you still used VBA. Office had to continue to use VBA because there was no guarantee of compatibility between VBA and VB.NET. But now you were an island."

        "The Windows Phone team did something that would seal its fate forever and lose the trust of developers. Windows Phone 7 was released with a new user experience and was the answer to iOS and Android. It actually got developers excited. But, a year later with Windows Phone 8, Microsoft told all the developers that the investments they made in Windows Phone was a waste of time because none of their apps will work on Windows Phone 8. That was it. It was over."

        Sobeski concludes: "At the end of the day, developers walked away from Microsoft not because they missed a platform paradigm shift. They left because they lost all trust. You wanted to go somewhere to have your code investments work and continue to work."

        Chucky1Chucky1 commented  · 

        @Anonymous

        "This could be a good way for M$ to advance in the JavaScript market. This is an area that .Net doesn't really address"

        Good point. Typescript doesn't really add much - it is really just a variant of JavaScript, some good features but ultimately irrelevant. And VisualStudio.Net doesn't really address today's Web development needs.

        This suggestion allows users to use their VBA programming skills to generate JavaScript apps. And to use VB style controls (buttons, listboxes, grids, comboboxes, etc.) by dragging and dropping these controls - Web apps with little or no coding, yet generating standard JavaScript/HTML5 apps.

        Good for developers of VBA or VB6 programming, and a quick and easy way for any coder to develop web apps - even if they only use it to prototype apps and then do further work in the JS code.

        Microsoft, don't miss this opportunity.

        Chucky1Chucky1 commented  · 

        @Anonymous

        "Now that dotNet is going down the Xamarin dead end..."

        You don't know how right you are.
        Microsoft have bought Xamarin, which doesn't even support VB.Net, thinking it will make them appear relevant to today's developers.
        Buying a lot of disparate assets doesn't buy relevance.

        Just a panic response to the realization that developers are moving away from .Net.

        Chucky1Chucky1 commented  · 

        This would be good for both Microsoft and VB6 developers. Microsoft would gain an 'army' of developers and VB6 users would have a way to move forward.

        Chucky1Chucky1 commented  · 

        I'll vote for this

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          31 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          Chucky1Chucky1 commented  · 

          Should do.

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            50 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            Chucky1Chucky1 commented  · 

            Obviously this should be done. What were microsoft thinking. They support the VB6 runtime but not the vb6 programming IDE ? That is just dumb. How can developers support applications without the IDE. Even dumber is the fact the IDE works perfectly on Windows 10,so why not support it ?

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              37 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              Chucky1Chucky1 commented  · 

              Would cost MS nothing.

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                46 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                Chucky1Chucky1 commented  · 

                Yes, thanks for this. Well done MS.

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