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This is a good suggestion.
If MS won't open source the VB6 programming language they are unlikely to open source SilverLight.
I wanted to update the status to make sure you know that we hear you. This isn’t straightforward to deliver for obvious reasons: Visual Studio installs a disparate variety of tools, runtimes and SDKs, many of which come from third parties or other parts of Microsoft. We recognize that developers would love to see something lighter and while we have nothing new to announce at this stage, we are spending a lot of time thinking about how we can improve Visual Studio installation.
Thanks for the feedback!
Tim Sneath | Visual Studio Team
Like the VB6 programming IDE can.
Better to add support for VB6 programming now that no one uses VB.Net anymore.