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

        Microsoft's support statement for VB6 programming is here:-

        Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows
        (Note: The support policy below has been updated with Windows 10 version 1709 support information.)

        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 10
        Windows 8.1
        Windows 7
        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 at least 2025).
        The VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows Server 2016 for the lifetime of the OS (that is until at least 2027).

        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/visualstudio/visual-basic-6/visual-basic-6-support-policy

        VB6 programming will last longer than .Net

        Visual Studio 6.0 installation wizard.

        The installer utility to help the installation of the VB6 programming IDE is available at...

        http://nuke.vbcorner.net/

        It has been tested on Windows 10 v1803

        Microsoft support statement for VB6 programming:-

        Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows

        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 10
        Windows 8.1
        Windows 7
        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.

        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/visualstudio/visual-basic-6/visual-basic-6-support-policy

        VB6 programming will outlast .Net

        Microsoft's support statement for VB6 programming:-

        Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows
        - Note: The support policy below has been updated with Windows 10 version 1709 support information.

        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 10
        Windows 8.1
        Windows 7
        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 at least 2025).
        The VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows Server 2016 for the lifetime of the OS (that is until at least 2027).

        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/visualstudio/visual-basic-6/visual-basic-6-support-policy

        VB6 programming will outlast .Net

        Here is Microsoft's support statement for VB6 programming...

        Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows
        - (updated with Windows 10 version 1709 support information).

        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 10
        Windows 8.1
        Windows 7
        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 at least 2025).
        The VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows Server 2016 for the lifetime of the OS (that is until at least 2027).

        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/visualstudio/visual-basic-6/visual-basic-6-support-policy

        This is the latest release of the utility to install the VB6 programming IDE on Windows 7 and Windows 10. It has been tested on Windows 10 v1803

        Visual Studio 6.0 Installer wizard v.5.0

        http://nuke.vbcorner.net/

        Here is Microsoft's support statement for VB6 programming...

        Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows
        - updated with Windows 10 version 1709 support information.

        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 10
        Windows 8.1
        Windows 7
        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 at least 2025).
        The VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows Server 2016 for the lifetime of the OS (that is until at least 2027).

        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-ca/visualstudio/vb6/vb6-support
        http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ms788708

        Also there is a new release of the utility to install the VB6 programming IDE on Windows 7 and Windows 10 http://nuke.vbcorner.net/

        Microsoft's support statement for VB6 programming is here...

        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 10
        Windows 8.1
        Windows 7
        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 at least 2025).
        The VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows Server 2016 for the lifetime of the OS (that is until at least 2027).

        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-ca/visualstudio/vb6/vb6-support
        http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ms788708

        There is a new release of the utility to install the VB6 programming IDE on Windows 7 and Windows 10 http://nuke.vbcorner.net/

        Microsoft publish this support statement for the VB6 programming language...

        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 10
        Windows 8.1
        Windows 7
        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.

        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-nz/visualstudio/vb6/vb6-support
        http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ms788708

        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 ...
        http://nuke.vbcorner.net/

        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 10
        Windows 8.1
        Windows 7
        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).

        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/vb6/vb6-support
        http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ms788708

        The VB6 programming IDE installs on Windows 7 and Windows 10 http://nuke.vbcorner.net/

        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.

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

        It is time for Microsoft to open source the VB6 programming environment.

        Microsoft's Visual Basic Happy Birthday comments...

        https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2016/05/20/happy-25th-birthday-vb/

        Anthony D Green of Microsoft's Visual Basic Team says (05/24/2016) :-

        "As for the product, VB6 applications are not being “dumped”. Per our support statement here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ms788708 we remain committed to “it just works” compatibility for existing VB6 applications through 2025."

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

          The NS Basic programming language is similar to VB6 programming but compiles to JavaScript for Web and Mobiles (Android and iOS).

          This allows existing VB6 code and skills to be retained while gaining the advantages of JavaScript programming.

          https://blog.nsbasic.com/

          https://wiki.nsbasic.com/Version_7

          https://www.nsbasic.com/

          #VB6-programming #NSBasic-programming #JS-programming

          The installer utility to help the installation of the VB6 programming IDE is available at...

          Visual Studio 6.0 installation wizard.
          http://nuke.vbcorner.net/

          It has been tested on Windows 10 v1803

          Here is the Microsoft support statement for VB6 programming ...

          Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows
          - Note: The support policy below has been updated with Windows 10 version 1709 support information.

          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 10
          Windows 8.1
          Windows 7
          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 at least 2025).
          The VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows Server 2016 for the lifetime of the OS (that is until at least 2027).

          https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/visualstudio/visual-basic-6/visual-basic-6-support-policy

          Microsoft support statement for VB6 programming on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016

          https://docs.microsoft.com/en-ca/visualstudio/vb6/vb6-support

          VB6 programming for the web. What a great idea!

          Microsoft demo Windows 10 on ARM video from Build 2017.

          http://www.pcmag.com/news/353637/windows-10-on-arm-runs-all-win32-apps-unmodified

          An ARM PC running Windows 10 can be treated just like any other PC. That means any Win32 application can be downloaded, installed, and run unmodified and as if you're on an x86 machine.
          Windows 10 on ARM translates all the x86 instructions to ARM64 at runtime so as the user gets the exact same experience regardless of what their base hardware is. Those translations are also cached, meaning over time all the applications you use regularly will improve in performance. The example Microsoft uses in the video above is 7-Zip, which is downloaded from the web and installed.

          VB6 apps will run on ARM and the VB6 programming IDE will run also.

          TIOBE Index - May 2017 - VB6 UP, C# DOWN
          ====================================

          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 programming continues, while C# declines.

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

          Now it is even more important to do this.

          Microsoft should do this, what a way forward for VB6 developers to Web and Mobile apps.

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            1 comment  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            The NS Basic programming language is similar to VB6 programming but compiles to JavaScript for Web and Mobiles (Android and iOS).

            https://blog.nsbasic.com/

            https://wiki.nsbasic.com/Version_7

            https://www.nsbasic.com/

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              1 comment  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              An installer utility to help the installation of the VB6 programming IDE is available at...

              Installation wizard for Visual Studio 6.0. http://nuke.vbcorner.net/

              This has been tested on Windows 10 v1803

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                Here is an installation wizard for Visual Studio 6.0.

                The installer utility to help the installation of the VB6 programming IDE is available at...

                http://nuke.vbcorner.net/

                It has been tested on Windows 10 v1803

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

                  Installation wizard for Visual Studio 6.0.

                  The installer utility to help the installation of the VB6 programming IDE is available at...

                  http://nuke.vbcorner.net/

                  It has been tested on Windows 10 v1803

                  @Vinod Gupta

                  I'm not sure there ever was a file "mdlg32.ocx". There is "comdlg32.ocx" which is supported.

                  "MSCOMCT2.ocx" is also supported.

                  See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-au/visualstudio/vb6/vb6-support for further details of vb6 programming support.

                  Microsoft support statement for VB6 programming on Windows 10 v1709 and Windows Server 2016

                  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-au/visualstudio/vb6/vb6-support

                  n 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.

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

                  Microsoft have announced VB.Net is now on a slow development track, prior to being abandoned. Microsoft must now allow free download of VB6.

                  Obvious, simple and costs nothing. Just do it.

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

                    Microsoft support statement for VB6 programming:-

                    Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows
                    (Note: The support policy below has been updated with Windows 10 version 1709 support information.)

                    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 10
                    Windows 8.1
                    Windows 7
                    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 at least 2025).
                    The VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows Server 2016 for the lifetime of the OS (that is until at least 2027).

                    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/visualstudio/visual-basic-6/visual-basic-6-support-policy

                    VB6 programming should be updated or open sourced.

                    Microsoft have published a support statement for VB6 programming here...

                    Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows
                    - Note: The support policy below has been updated with Windows 10 version 1709 support information.

                    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 10
                    Windows 8.1
                    Windows 7
                    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 at least 2025).
                    The VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows Server 2016 for the lifetime of the OS (that is until at least 2027).

                    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-ca/visualstudio/vb6/vb6-support
                    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ms788708

                    .

                    And there is also a new release of the utility to install the VB6 programming IDE on Windows 7 and Windows 10 http://nuke.vbcorner.net/

                    Microsoft support statement for VB6 programming on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, now updated for Windows 10 v1709

                    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/vb6/vb6-support

                    And thanks to Microsoft too for extending support of VB6 to Windows Server 2016. VB6 programming is supported until at least November 2027 on Windows Server 2016, and until at least 2025 on Windows 10. Both are likely to be extended.

                    Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows 10, and Windows Server 2016
                    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/articles/visual-basic/reference/vb6-support

                    VB6 programming is supported on Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 and earlier versions of Windows.

                    VBA programming is supported on Office 2016 and earlier versions of Office.

                    VBScript programming is still part of Windows.

                    Anthony D Green of Microsoft's Visual Basic Team says (05/24/2016) :-

                    "As for the product, VB6 applications are not being “dumped”. Per our support statement here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ms788708 we remain committed to “it just works” compatibility for existing VB6 applications through 2025."

                    Thank you Microsoft. Now that you are abandoning VB.Net it is important to continue supporting VB6 programming.

                    Thanks for doing this, Microsoft, but you should do more ...

                    - You should allow free downloads of VB6, rather than requiring a paid MSDN subscription.
                    - You should update VB6 to the same standard as VBA7
                    - You should open source VB6 programming - IDE and language.
                    - You should extend VB6 programming - to allow compilation to JavaScript for web and mobiles.

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                      14 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Good to see VB6 programming and VBA programming continuing to be popular as C# and VB.Net slowly decline.

                      Java ................58%
                      JavaScript ........57%
                      C++ .................46%
                      C# ...................26%
                      Python ............25%
                      PHP ................22%
                      VB.NET............17%
                      C .....................16%
                      Visual Basic 6 ..16%
                      VBA .................15%

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                        12 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        Microsoft, update VB6 programming & VBA programming supported this idea  · 

                        This would be a very useful product.
                        Keep your source code in the VB6 programming language but transpile it to he Javascript programming language.

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                          Here is Microsoft's current support statement for the VB6 programming language:-

                          Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows
                          - Note: The support policy below has been updated with Windows 10 version 1709 support information.

                          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 10
                          Windows 8.1
                          Windows 7
                          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 at least 2025).
                          The VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows Server 2016 for the lifetime of the OS (that is until at least 2027).

                          https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/visualstudio/visual-basic-6/visual-basic-6-support-policy

                          VB6 programming will outlast .Net

                          Microsoft, update VB6 programming & VBA programming supported this idea  · 
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                            14 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            Microsoft, update VB6 programming & VBA programming supported this idea  · 

                            Microsoft have a support statement for VB6 programming...

                            Microsoft Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows.
                            - Note: The support policy below has been updated with Windows 10 version 1709 support information.

                            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 10
                            Windows 8.1
                            Windows 7
                            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 at least 2025).
                            The VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows Server 2016 for the lifetime of the OS (that is until at least 2027).

                            https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/visualstudio/visual-basic-6/visual-basic-6-support-policy

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

                              Better to update the VB6 programming language.

                              Microsoft have announced extended support of VB6 to Windows Server 2016. VB6 is supported until at least November 2027 on Windows Server 2016, and until at least 2025 on Windows 10. Both are likely to be extended.

                              Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows 10, and Windows Server 2016
                              https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/articles/visual-basic/reference/vb6-support

                              VB6 programming is supported on Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 and earlier versions of Windows.

                              VBA programming is supported on Office 2016 and earlier versions of Office.

                              VBScript programming is still part of Windows.

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                                8 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                Microsoft, update VB6 programming & VBA programming supported this idea  · 

                                >> Developers agree with Joel Spolsky about VB6 programming...

                                >> https://sdtimes.com/java/report-finds-java-and-javascript-remain-the-top-languages-for-enterprise-development/

                                Java ................58%
                                JavaScript ........57%
                                C++ ................46%
                                C# ...................26%
                                Python ............25%
                                PHP ................22%
                                VB.NET............17%
                                C .....................16%
                                Visual Basic 6 ..16%
                                VBA .................15%

                                Yes we do!

                                The VB6 programming environment is " "the most perfect programming environment ever created."

                                Microsoft seem to agree with Joel Spolsky about VB6 programming...

                                Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows
                                Note: The support policy below has been updated with Windows 10 version 1709 support information.

                                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 10
                                Windows 8.1
                                Windows 7
                                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 at least 2025).
                                The VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows Server 2016 for the lifetime of the OS (that is until at least 2027).

                                https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/visualstudio/visual-basic-6/visual-basic-6-support-policy

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

                                  Microsoft's current support statement for the VB6 programming language:-

                                  Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows
                                  - Note: The support policy below has been updated with Windows 10 version 1709 support information.

                                  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 10
                                  Windows 8.1
                                  Windows 7
                                  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 at least 2025).
                                  The VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows Server 2016 for the lifetime of the OS (that is until at least 2027).

                                  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/visualstudio/visual-basic-6/visual-basic-6-support-policy

                                  VB6 programming will outlast .Net

                                  Microsoft's Support Statement for VB6 programming on Windows is here...

                                  .

                                  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 10
                                  Windows 8.1
                                  Windows 7
                                  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 at least 2025).
                                  The VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows Server 2016 for the lifetime of the OS (that is until at least 2027).

                                  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-ca/visualstudio/vb6/vb6-support
                                  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ms788708

                                  There is also a new release of the utility to install the VB6 programming IDE on Windows 7 and Windows 10 http://nuke.vbcorner.net/

                                  The installation wizard for the VB6 programming IDE has now had over 115,000 downloads.

                                  http://nuke.vbcorner.net/

                                  .

                                  There is a new release of the VB6 installer wizard.

                                  The new release 5 can install the VB6 programming IDE on Windows 7 and Windows 10 http://nuke.vbcorner.net/

                                  Microsoft say:- 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 Vista
                                  - Windows Server 2008 including R2
                                  - Windows 7
                                  - Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
                                  - Windows Server 2012 including R2
                                  - Windows 10
                                  - Windows Server 2016

                                  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.

                                  The VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows Server 2016 for the lifetime of the OS.

                                  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/visual-basic/reference/vb6-support

                                  YouTube video tutorial showing installing the VB6 programming IDE on Windows 10.

                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tkTb6AYlAg

                                  Should be done,even more important now.

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                                    This is the Microsoft support statement for VB6 programming...

                                    Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows
                                    - (updated with Windows 10 version 1709 support information).

                                    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 10
                                    Windows 8.1
                                    Windows 7
                                    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 at least 2025).
                                    The VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows Server 2016 for the lifetime of the OS (that is until at least 2027).

                                    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/visualstudio/visual-basic-6/visual-basic-6-support-policy

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                                      Microsoft still support VB6 programming...

                                      Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows
                                      - (updated with Windows 10 version 1709 support information).

                                      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 10
                                      Windows 8.1
                                      Windows 7
                                      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 at least 2025).
                                      The VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows Server 2016 for the lifetime of the OS (that is until at least 2027).

                                      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/visualstudio/visual-basic-6/visual-basic-6-support-policy

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

                                        No need to convert VB6 to VB.Net. VB6 programming is still supported by Microsoft.

                                        Here is Microsoft's support statement for VB6 programming...

                                        Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows
                                        - (updated with Windows 10 version 1709 support information).

                                        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 10
                                        Windows 8.1
                                        Windows 7
                                        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 at least 2025).
                                        The VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows Server 2016 for the lifetime of the OS (that is until at least 2027).

                                        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/visualstudio/visual-basic-6/visual-basic-6-support-policy

                                        This is no longer needed.

                                        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.

                                        The VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows Server 2016 for the lifetime of the OS.

                                        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/visual-basic/reference/vb6-support

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

                                          VBA programming is included in Microsoft Office,VBScript programming is included in Windows 10.

                                          VB6 programming is supported on Windows 10....

                                          Here is Microsoft's support statement for VB6:-

                                          Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows
                                          - (updated with Windows 10 version 1709 support information).

                                          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 10
                                          Windows 8.1
                                          Windows 7
                                          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 at least 2025).
                                          The VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows Server 2016 for the lifetime of the OS (that is until at least 2027).

                                          https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/visualstudio/visual-basic-6/visual-basic-6-support-policy

                                          This is the Microsoft support statement for VB6 programming...

                                          Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows
                                          Note: The support policy below has been updated with Windows 10 version 1709 support information.

                                          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 10
                                          Windows 8.1
                                          Windows 7
                                          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 at least 2025).
                                          The VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows Server 2016 for the lifetime of the OS (that is until at least 2027).

                                          https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/visualstudio/visual-basic-6/visual-basic-6-support-policy

                                          This would be a very simple thing for Microsoft to do.

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

                                            It is feasible to open source VB6. Microsoft don't want to because it would be more popular than .Net.

                                            This is Microsoft's support statement for VB6 programming...

                                            Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows
                                            - (updated with Windows 10 version 1709 support information).

                                            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 10
                                            Windows 8.1
                                            Windows 7
                                            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 at least 2025).
                                            The VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows Server 2016 for the lifetime of the OS (that is until at least 2027).

                                            https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/visualstudio/visual-basic-6/visual-basic-6-support-policy

                                            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 10
                                            Windows 8.1
                                            Windows 7
                                            Windows Server 2016
                                            Windows Server 2012 including R2
                                            Windows Server 2008 including R2

                                            https://docs.microsoft.com/en-au/visualstudio/vb6/vb6-support
                                            http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ms788708

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