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[7]: kill -9 now...
by jptros on Wed 13th Jun 2012 03:33 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: kill -9 now..."
jptros
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2005-08-26

Right well, so in other news, VB6 will continue to be supported if for no other reason than no business sees the value in investing in complete rewrites because some developer on an internet forum thinks VB is trash. Apparently Microsoft agrees.

By the way, I'm a .net developer, c#. I've inherited and still support to this day my fair share of VB projects, some crap, others not. I don't have a soft spot for Visual Basic but I've seen plenty of it's success in the business world first hand.

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