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

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

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

          Microsoft Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 - 5/16/2017

          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

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

            The Microsoft 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 is at:-
            https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/articles/visual-basic/reference/vb6-support

            Microsoft have 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.

            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 have puublished a new 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

              Microsoft have 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.

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

                An extended Support Statement from Microsoft 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

                Microsoft have 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.

                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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                  A new 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

                  Microsoft have 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.

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

                    Good news that Microsoft have extended 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.

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

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

                        Support of Microsoft VB6 has been extended 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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                          43 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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

                            Microsoft have just extended 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.

                            Microsoft have extended support of VB6 to Windows Server 2016. VB6 is supported until at least November 2027.

                            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

                            There is no prohibition on posting VB6 comments here. VB6 is a Microsoft product, it is still available from Microsoft, the VB6 runtime is included in Windows 10.

                            VB6 programming is still supported by Microsoft, including Windows 10.
                            https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ms788708.aspx

                            Microsoft even describe VB6 as 'everyone's favorite'
                            http://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2015/06/22/getting-ready-for-windows-10-sdks-compatibility-bridges/

                            And Visual Basic 6 will soon run on ARM processors too, where there is a big advantage in not having the bloated .Net framework.

                            VBA programming is still part of Office (and AutoCad), despite attempts to replace it with .Net.

                            Of course, if you object to VB6 comments being posted here the answer is to get Microsoft to either update or open source VB6. When that is done there will be no further reason to post here.

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

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

                                May 2107 Tiobe Index
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                                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//

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

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

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

                                      Important to do this now that VB.Net is being abandoned.

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

                                        Now that Microsoft is abandoning VB.Net it is better to stay with VB6 programming.

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

                                          This would need to be able to open and compile VB6 code (either directly or by using a conversion utility) otherwise it offers little to VB6 developers.

                                          If you have to rewrite legacy VB6 applications you can find better languages than VBdotNet.

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