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    Re: VB6.0 will live until Windows 7!

    I canbnot recall any problems I had with installing VB 6 on my Vista.
    I have VB 6
    2003
    2005
    2008

    All working in good harmony on my system. I had a quick peak at a Windows 7 machine the other day, it hasn't really convinced me to swicth over, maybe I'm being naive - but it's too soon to definitely support it 100%

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    Re: VB6.0 will live until Windows 7!

    I actually wanted to post a new thread, but because I'm new here, it wasn't obvious to me on how to do that. I last use Visual BASIC in 1999 and then changed jobs where I became an Access database admin. I got laid off from that job in 2002 and haven't been able to get back into the programming field since. My last job was as a night auditor at a hotel. I desperately want to get back into programming because I love it so. Writing a program is like giving birth, you've created something.
    I own a copy of Visual Studio.net version 2003 and I went out and purchased a MCAD/MCSD book on creating applications, but I'm really confused. VB.net seems so different from VB6. Am I correct in assuming that Visual Studio.net is geared mostly for the internet? After reading the posts here, I realize that Microsoft is about to stop supporting VB6. Was VB6 the last NON-Internet Visual BASIC programming language Microsoft produced?
    I considered doing remote learning from SetFocus in NJ, but I can't afford their fees and to work for them post-graduate to negate the fees requires attendence in Parsippany, New Jersey which I can't do. Any suggestions would be gratfully appreciated as to how I can back into this field.

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    Re: VB6.0 will live until Windows 7!

    Well, this isn't the Chit-Chat forum, but I'll help you out:
    Am I correct in assuming that Visual Studio.net is geared mostly for the internet?
    Nope. It does desktop as well as Internet based applications.

    After reading the posts here, I realize that Microsoft is about to stop supporting VB6.
    Support ended a few years ago, officially, but the old runtimes are included with new OS, for compatibility reasons only. No new features have been added since SP6

    Was VB6 the last NON-Internet Visual BASIC programming language Microsoft produced?
    VB6 allows you to write code that interfaces with webpages, and remote servers of all types. You haven't used the WebBrowser control?
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    Re: VB6.0 will live until Windows 7!

    Quote Originally Posted by sirbob View Post
    ...I own a copy of Visual Studio.net version 2003
    Download a free copy of VS 2008 as this is much better to handle then VS 2003 was.
    Quote Originally Posted by sirbob View Post
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    and I went out and purchased a MCAD/MCSD book on creating applications, but I'm really confused.
    Wrong Book.
    Use a starter book about VB.net as much as I remember there was a book VB.net step by step or something like that.
    This will introduce you in the new generation of VB
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    Re: VB6.0 will live until Windows 7!

    MS needs to release the source doe to the open source community and stop worrying about it.

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    Re: VB6.0 will live until Windows 7!

    Quote Originally Posted by RoyK View Post
    MS needs to release the source doe to the open source community and stop worrying about it.
    Why would they?

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    Re: VB6.0 will live until Windows 7!

    They won't.
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    Re: VB6.0 will live until Windows 7!

    hi
    what is relay future of vb6
    we have service back 6 update
    we have Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition you can use vb6 in it
    what Microsoft tell us
    for me vb6 is best
    how many programer still used vb6
    is there new tools will be soon
    plez any one tell me

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    Re: VB6.0 will live until Windows 7!

    Don't double post. You started a thread exactly the same...
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    Re: VB6.0 will live until Windows 7!

    Quote Originally Posted by WoF View Post
    I don't quite get it. If they say VB6 IDE is supported under Vista, why did so many guys here at CG report problems when trying to install VB6 under Vista?

    I will run into this problem soon. Yet I don't have vista, but if we can't get XP anymore I definitely will HAVE to switch to Vista or wait for Windows 7...
    Vista was so bad that doing anything with it caused problems. Windows 7 is much better

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    Re: VB6.0 will live until Windows 7!

    Quote Originally Posted by m_hussein View Post
    hi
    what is relay future of vb6
    we have service back 6 update
    we have Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition you can use vb6 in it
    what Microsoft tell us
    for me vb6 is best
    how many programer still used vb6
    is there new tools will be soon
    plez any one tell me
    Actually I just downloaded the RC version of VB.Net 2010.

    It is a really lovely product to use but unfortuately it no longer lets you upgrade projects from VB6.

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    Re: VB6.0 will live until Windows 7!

    That's rumored to be RC-only. I think / hope it'll be included in the final product
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    Re: VB6.0 will live until Windows 7!

    I wish that stupid microsoft would carry on support for VB6 as I find this VB.net rubbish infuriating.

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    Re: VB6.0 will live until Windows 7!

    I can only agree with you dajunka, I can only agree

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    Re: VB6.0 will live until Windows 7!

    Not me. Once you get the hang of it, it's hard to go back. Almost easier to rewrite the old code, than to support it, but I don't have that many apps that I haven't upgraded.

    I have Virtual Machines talking to SQL Server 2008 Express, from Windows 7
    It would be pretty hard to get the same thing working with a VB6 app.
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