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 snorkel1 on Wed 13th Jun 2012 15:42 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: kill -9 now..."
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"Winforms is a dead end. Use WPF. Or use Qt with native bindings if you feel adventurous. "

Use Lazarus and or Delphi instead. WPF is probably not going to last either.

last time I tried to use WPF it had a very unfinished feel to it.

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RE[8]: kill -9 now...
by lucas_maximus on Wed 13th Jun 2012 18:27 in reply to "RE[7]: kill -9 now..."
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WPF and Silverlight are similar to how metro does stuff, Microsoft even has a guide on how to port the code.

Tech evolves. It is better to have something that can be built and ported easily using similar ideas and technologies than WinForms that is a knock off of Swing.

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RE[8]: kill -9 now...
by zima on Wed 13th Jun 2012 22:57 in reply to "RE[7]: kill -9 now..."
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Are you implying that Delphi or Lazarus will likely last longer or there's no unfinished feel to it, respectively?

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