Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 00:38 UTC, submitted by judgen
Windows "Microsoft recently extended 'It Just Works' compatibility for Visual Basic 6 applications through the full lifetime of Windows 8. Visual Basic 6 first shipped in 1998, so its apps will have at least 24 years of supported lifetime. Contrast that with the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 (2002), which is incompatible with Windows 7 (2009)."
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RE[2]: VB6.....
by moondevil on Mon 11th Jun 2012 10:24 UTC in reply to "RE: VB6....."
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COM to .NET to Winforms to Silverlight/WPF to Metro when MS changes its mind and decides that a technology that it 'bet the company on' should be replaced by a new technology that they're betting the company on?

Since Windows XP most Win32 APIs are actually COM based.

All the .NET APIs for native code to interact with a running .NET VM are COM based.

Metro is COM based and you can use it flawlessly from .NET.

The way Microsoft replaces the framework of the day, is no different than what other companies do.

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