I agree it would be better to use VB6 programming.
.Net would be just too slow on these types of devices.
Let Roslyn be used with the VB6 programming language.
It has always been more practical to use VB6 programming than the overcomplex .Net.
Who made you the god of Tiobe?
How did you decide that Tiobe is only viable for the top 5 languages? Why not the top 4 or the top 6 or the top 23?
Your #5 language, C#, at 4.45% is only just over twice as popular as Visual Basic. A poor rating for Microsoft's supposed 'premier' language. A language that is regularly updated and promoted and yet is declining.
The VB6 programming IDE installs and runs on Windows 10 (Microsoft say they do actually test it). Just like it has run on every Windows release since Windows 95.
No need to use VMs or Windows XP. Just use VB6 as you would on any release of Windows.
And VB6 uses the Microsoft C/C++ compiler, nothing unusual in the native code it generates.
That's because Microsoft abandoned Visual Basic and tried to replace it with the poor VB.Net. No surprise it isn't popular.
VB6 programming was always far more popular, and probably still is.
I'd like to see VB6 programming enhanced.
Great to see VB6 programming continuing. And why not add VB6 to Windows? It would add value.