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      3 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      VB6 Programming commented  · 

      Tiobe index January 2012 C# had a popularity rating of 8.76%
      https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index/csharp/

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      Tiobe index May 2018 C# has a popularity rating of 4.40%
      https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index/

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      C# has halved in popularity in six years.

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        227 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        VB6 Programming commented  · 

        Stack Overflow CEO Joel Spolsky, describes VB6 to Business Insider as "the most perfect programming environment ever created."

        http://www.businessinsider.com/stack-overflow-developer-study-2018-results-2018-3

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        "In fact the only thing that .NET did wrong was to kill off VB6 - it should have been allowed to coexist for those wanting to use it. Instead Microsoft provided as its replacement VB .NET, which added nothing that C# didn't already have."

        http://www.i-programmer.info/news/89-net/11758-microsoft-asks-for-help-on-the-future-of-net-where-do-we-start.html

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        VB6 Programming commented  · 

        This would be a good way forward for VB6 programming. Please consider this suggestion.

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          205 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          VB6 Programming commented  · 

          "In fact the only thing that .NET did wrong was to kill off VB6 - it should have been allowed to coexist for those wanting to use it. Instead Microsoft provided as its replacement VB .NET, which added nothing that C# didn't already have."

          http://www.i-programmer.info/news/89-net/11758-microsoft-asks-for-help-on-the-future-of-net-where-do-we-start.html

          VB6 Programming commented  · 

          Microsoft really have no excuse not to open source the VB6 programming language.

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          At its peak in January 2012, C# scored 8.763% in Tiobe.
          By February 2017, C# had fallen to 4.902% in Tiobe.
          By April 2017, C# had fallen further, to 3.579%

          The popularity of C# has fallen by more than half between January 2012 and April 2017.

          The trend for C# is downwards.

          Source: Zagor Tenay

          We need VB6 programming to be open source.

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            39 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            VB6 Programming commented  · 

            Microsoft should allow a free download of the VB6 programming language and IDE.
            It is included in a MSDN subscription, so there would be no technical difficulty in making a free download available.

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                23 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                VB6 Programming commented  · 

                At its peak in January 2012, C# scored 8.763% in Tiobe.
                By February 2017, C# had fallen to 4.902% in Tiobe.
                By April 2017, C# had fallen further, to 3.579%

                The popularity of C# has fallen by more than half between January 2012 and April 2017.

                The trend for C# is downwards.

                Source: Zagor Tenay

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                  53 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  VB6 Programming commented  · 

                  At its peak in January 2012, C# scored 8.763% in Tiobe.
                  By February 2017, C# had fallen to 4.902% in Tiobe.
                  By April 2017, C# had fallen further, to 3.579%

                  The popularity of C# has fallen by more than half between January 2012 and April 2017.

                  The trend for C# is downwards.

                  Source: Zagor Tenay

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                      54 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      VB6 Programming commented  · 

                      Thank you Microsoft. It is great to see that you still continue to support VB6 until at least 2025.

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