VB6 programming just got a big boost from Microsoft

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

      Microsoft's MSDN magazine has an article by David Platt about VB6 programming this month (June 2018).

      "My three previous columns on it (www.msdn.com/magazine/jj133828 , www.msdn.com/magazine/dn745870 and www.msdn.com/magazine/mt632280) have generated far more mail, pro and con, than anything else I’ve ever written. Once again, I’ll goad the developers who continue to love VB6, and those who love to hate it and them, into spectacular combat, for my amusement and yours. ****, this is fun."

      "I have a big problem with people who have a big problem with other developers’ choices. Why do you care what someone else uses? Are you a Puritan as H.L. Mencken describes them: someone who lies awake at night with the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy?"

      https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/mt846730

      VB6 just keeps rollin’ along.

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

        Microsoft MSDN magazine has an article about VB6 programming this month (June 2018).

        "My three previous columns on it (www.msdn.com/magazine/jj133828 , www.msdn.com/magazine/dn745870 and www.msdn.com/magazine/mt632280) have generated far more mail, pro and con, than anything else I’ve ever written. Once again, I’ll goad the developers who continue to love VB6, and those who love to hate it and them, into spectacular combat, for my amusement and yours. ****, this is fun."

        "I have a big problem with people who have a big problem with other developers’ choices. Why do you care what someone else uses? Are you a Puritan as H.L. Mencken describes them: someone who lies awake at night with the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy?"

        https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/mt846730

        VB6 just keeps rollin’ along.

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

          "VB6 just got an important boost from Microsoft blogger Scott Hanselman. In his post, Hanselman shows how to configure a VB6 app to be hosted in the Windows 10 Store."

          "That’s huge, as hosting an app in the store means that Microsoft is at least somewhat vouching for its compatibility and content."

          "With these latest improvements to compatibility, I foresee at least another ten years of life for VB6."

          https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/mt846730

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

            VB6 programming just got an important boost from Microsoft:-

            "With these latest improvements to compatibility, I foresee at least another ten years of life for VB6. And I’ll bet you anything that this support gets renewed in Windows 11 and 12, or whatever they’re called by then. Another decade of driving the puritans crazy."

            https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/mt846730

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

              David Platt has an article about VB6 programming in Microsoft's MSDN magazine this month (June 2018).

              "With these latest improvements to compatibility, I foresee at least another ten years of life for VB6. And I’ll bet you anything that this support gets renewed in Windows 11 and 12, or whatever they’re called by then. Another decade of driving the puritans crazy. I can dig it."

              https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/mt846730

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

                David Platt in MSDN magazine has an article about VB6 programming this month (June 2018):

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                "With these latest improvements to compatibility, I foresee at least another ten years of life for VB6. And I’ll bet you anything that this support gets renewed in Windows 11 and 12, or whatever they’re called by then. Another decade of driving the puritans crazy. I can dig it."

                https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/mt846730

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

                  David Platt in MSDN magazine has an article about VB6 programming this month (June 2018):

                  "Microsoft has exposed many of the Windows 10 salient features to native Win32 apps (see bit.ly/2JFPgSI). VB6 apps are, by definition, native Win32 apps. It’s only a matter of time until someone writes a COM bridge to Universal Windows Platform, so VB6 can use it easily. I can imagine VB6 apps doing things like updating live tiles. These life-extenders should drive VB6 detractors barking mad."

                  https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/mt846730

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

                    David Platt in MSDN magazine has an article about VB6 programming this month (June 2018):

                    "VB6 just got an important boost from Microsoft blogger Scott Hanselman. In his post, Hanselman shows how to configure a VB6 app to be hosted in the Windows 10 Store, using the Microsoft Desktop Bridge infrastructure and tools."

                    "With these latest improvements to compatibility, I foresee at least another ten years of life for VB6. And I’ll bet you anything that this support gets renewed in Windows 11 and 12, or whatever they’re called by then. Another decade of driving the puritans crazy. I can dig it."

                    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/mt846730

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