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: yeah, it's great.
by snorkel1 on Wed 13th Jun 2012 15:37 UTC in reply to "yeah, it's great."
snorkel1
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2012-02-25

"So let's give credit where credit is due: VB6 allowed a lot of people to write software in very little time, which no other mainstream development system at the time did to such a large audience."

Well, at the time of VB6 Delphi was around doing it better ha ha ha.

I would say VB3 should be given that credit as it really allowed windows to take off with many many apps.

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