* Posts by A N Other

8 posts • joined 29 Nov 2014

Microsoft: Hey, don’t forget Visual Basic! Open source and new features coming

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VB6 programming is "everyone’s favorite", say Microsoft

Microsoft have just described classic VB6 programming as "everyone’s favorite".

For Windows 10 Microsoft say "Windows is committed to compatibility. The Windows compatibility team has been looking at user telemetry and reacting to feedback from Windows Insiders to ensure that existing apps work well with Windows 10. Windows 10 is designed to run Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 software programs. And yes, everyone’s favorite VB6 Runtime will continue to work, too. "

And the VB6 IDE installs and runs on Windows 7, 8 and 10.

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VB6 Programming on Windows 10

Microsoft have just announced "everyone’s favorite VB6 Runtime will continue to work" on Windows 10.

VB6 programming continues.

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Re: Open source VB6 programming

Yet Microsoft still support VB6 programming until at least 2024. And it installs and runs on Windows 10.

Strange that they support VB6 but won't open source it.

And it is (almost) the same language as VBA and VBA programming is still current in Office 2013.

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Satya Nadella, Year One: Has Microsoft's new CEO cut the mustard?

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Nadella still won't reply to the open letter calling for the VB6 programming language to be updated or open sourced. Obviously he is too busy renaming Windows 9 to Windows 10.

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Untangling .NET Core: Open source for Windows, Mac, Linux

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Open source VB6 Programming

And they still won't open source the VB6 programming language ?

Why ? Is it because VBA is still a critical technology for Microsoft ?

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Microsoft: It's TIME at LAST. Yes - .NET is going OPEN and X-PLATFORM

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FAIL

Open source VB6 programming

But they still won't open source the VB6 programming language

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Pity the poor Windows developer: The tools for desktop development are in disarray

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VB6 Programming

VB6 programming was probably the best all round. .Net added some improvements but lost out in other ways - particularly in speed and ease of development.

But Microsoft chose to have a revolutionary rather than evolutionary approach (if you can call cloning Java a 'revolution'). With hindsight an updated VB6 programming language would have been better than VB.Net - and it would have retained compatibility with VBA programming too.

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Re: For me

Yes VB6 programming was probably the best all round. .Net added some improvements but lost out in other ways - particularly in speed and ease of development.

But Microsoft chose to have a revolutionary rather than evolutionary approach (if you can call cloning Java a 'revolution'). With hindsight an updated VB6 programming language would have been better than VB.Net - and it would have retained compatibility with VBA programming too.

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