875 votesClassic VB6 Programming commented
VB6 programming, 15+ years after it was abandoned, still is widely used, still has to be (however reluctantly) supported by Microsoft (now in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016), and still rates highly in the Tiobe index.
Microsoft support the VB6 runtime https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/vb6/vb6-support
But they don't support the VB6 programming IDE. It works fine on Windows 7 and Windows 10, but Microsoft don't support it.
Yet how do Microsoft expect us to update VB6 apps without an IDE ?
(Obviously VB.Net isn't an option).
It is time Microsoft supported the VB6 IDE.