Thousands of clients do not have the $$$ to have perfectly good applications rewritten. VB6 has just passed .Net (number 5) on the TIOBE index. Many developers feel VB6 is quicker to market and easier to support than .Net. VB6 works GREAT with the largest and newest version of Oracle (12c).

If one was to follow the facts, one can only wonder how a company could ignore such a huge opportunity for income. At this point all those forced to .Net have gone. What are left are all the developers keeping it the 5th most popular programming language on this planet. No small number.

VB6 has\is built many of the worlds mission critical applications. All the developers want is a 64-bit compiler\IDE. Is that really a lot to ask?