August 21st, 2014, 06:24 AM
All we know at the moment is that Microsoft say VB6 programming will be supported until 'at least' 2024. That may imply it will be supported beyond then, but Microsoft aren't saying.
But then, they...
August 19th, 2014, 05:18 AM
A couple of things I forget to mention re installing VB6
1)Right click on Setup.exe and choose Run as administrator with XP SP3 compatibility
2)When selecting the options you want, don't select...
August 19th, 2014, 04:28 AM
No you don't need to use a VM.
I've installed the VB6 IDE on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 without any problem. Great for keeping VB6 programming current.
Remember to install as an administrator...
August 19th, 2014, 02:21 AM
Microsoft support statement for the VB6 programming language on Windows 7 and 8
The Visual Basic team is committed to “It Just Works”...
August 19th, 2014, 12:52 AM
You can install and run the VB6 IDE on Windows 7 and 8.x.
VB6 programming is fine under Windows 7/8 32 bit or 64 bit.
August 18th, 2014, 01:53 PM
That isn't untypical. But with additional work you may be able to get closer to the VB6 speed. Remember VB6 uses the C++ compiler and so can be difficult to match in speed.