There have been lots of posts and petitions over the years to try and get MS to do some updated version of VB that closely resembles VB6 but it has not gotta any results and very likely will not get any. MS made a decision to change VB to use the .Net framework and they are sticking with it. They did so for Vb7, 8, 9, 10 and so on. VB6 while still a good tool and very functional is of the past. Would you think they would also bring back Windows 98 or Windows NT? Perhaps we will see a new version of Dos 6 coming out soon as well ;)
Those VB6 programmers out there that want to develop for other devices need to get with the times and learn something from this decade. Something that is meant to work with these devices.
Unless Windows 9 is going to be the new DOS (which I doubt)
You said yourself, you still do programming in VB6, and, if you want to develop for other devices, you use .NET. Why do you presume that other VB6 developers don't do the same .... All VB6 programmers keep up with the times, using Java and C++, of course.
Of course I still use it and I use VB 7, 8, 9 as well. All depends on what I need. I also use Windows 2000 and Windows XP. That doesn't mean MS is going to make a new Windows XP.Quote:
You said yourself, you still do programming in VB6, and, if you want to develop for other devices, you use .NET. Why do you presume that other VB6 developers don't do the same ....
No they don't. A lot of them have never even touched either of those languages in fact a lot of them don't even really know VB6 very well.Quote:
All VB6 programmers keep up with the times, using Java and C++, of course.
I have worked in the field since before VB6 was released. The job market started moving toward .Net in the early 2000s and more and more VB6 programmers moved to VB.Net and/or C#. 1: because it is more powerful, 2: because that is where the jobs are.
Sure there are a lot of people who use VB 6 still, a very large number of those are beginners and quite a few do not even have a legal copy of VB6.
As for doing research do I really need to? I have been paying attention to this subject for the last 15 years. I think i have a pretty good idea of where the trends are.
As for how I know that not all VB6 users write in Java and C++, well it is extremely obvious seeing that I have talked to and helped hundreds of VB6 programers and I personally know several of them and I myself do not use Java at all unless you count Java Script as Java which I have did a little of.
Also the lame attempt at a comeback to my XP comment is just that, lame, I am not talking about a development version from several years back.
Of course not, there is no other version of VB6 VB5 was VB5 VB7 is VB7 only VB6 is VB6 yet the VB7 [e.g. VB.Net] Does build off of VB6 and it was the new version of VB it is just different, just like VB4 is different than VB3 and VB5 is different than VB4 and all of these are much different from VBDos. It is all part of the evolution of MS Basic which was very very much different.Quote:
Microsoft did not make VB .NET as the new version of VB6
I'm actually mad because you should support this cause, who knows, maybe for once, Microsoft listens to the community.
I know that sounds weird, but VB6 (as a programming language) is more powerful than VB .NET. I can prove these claims by showing some VB6 projects. But the thing with the jobs it is also important.