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How long will VB6 live ?

Posted 03 June 2009 - 02:23 PM

Microsoft is trying its best to kill VB6 and has progressed to some extent... Many programs of VB6 creates problem in Vista. So what chances does VB has after a new OS is released next to Vista ?
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Re: How long will VB6 live ?

Posted 03 June 2009 - 02:52 PM

I think that VB6 libraries will be slowly removed from new versions of Windows. I am not sure if it will be Windows 7, but I would assume that the next version will put an end to the VB6 support in Windows. I personally consider that VB6 is already a thing of the past. Whoever programs in VB6 should definitely make the switch to VB.NET simply because it is more reliable and offers more functionality. Plus, VB.NET is currently supported by Microsoft.
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Re: How long will VB6 live ?

Posted 03 June 2009 - 10:41 PM

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Re: How long will VB6 live ?

Posted 03 June 2009 - 11:17 PM

I still know some folks that use Windows 98.

You just can't force everyone to evolve. If it works for them, it works for them.
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Re: How long will VB6 live ?

Posted 03 June 2009 - 11:43 PM

Even if MS drops the runtimes from Windows 7 (which I do doubt), you can simply package the runtimes with your project.
I think VB6 will be around for a long time because it's the easiest for newbies to get started with.
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Re: How long will VB6 live ?

Posted 03 June 2009 - 11:47 PM

View Postw32.nAhsOr, on 3 Jun, 2009 - 01:23 PM, said:

Microsoft is trying its best to kill VB6 and has progressed to some extent... Many programs of VB6 creates problem in Vista. So what chances does VB has after a new OS is released next to Vista ?


VB6 is not being dropped from Windows 7. I've ran VB6 programs without having to copy the Lib files on it (prior to installing the IDE)
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Re: How long will VB6 live ?

Posted 03 June 2009 - 11:52 PM

I think VB6 will live another good 10 years, before it starts to phase out. Then VB.NET could go through what VB6 is going through. It really depends if there will be another VB will come out, maybe independent from .NET and 6.
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Re: How long will VB6 live ?

Posted 03 June 2009 - 11:56 PM

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Even if MS drops the runtimes from Windows 7 (which I do doubt), you can simply package the runtimes with your project.


If the runtime environment is not compatible with the host system, then you can't run the applications that were designed for that specific runtime environment. And this is what will most likely happen. Maybe not in Windows 7, but in the next version of Windows.
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Re: How long will VB6 live ?

Posted 04 June 2009 - 12:27 AM

VB6 runtimes are included in Windows 7 RC by default.
VB6 will only die if academic institutions stop teaching VB6 as a course. My university doesn't have a VB6 class but requires some projects to be submitted in VB6 which is equally bad.

Let me put it this way.
Turbo C++ was released in 1991 and although it's obsolete and not standards compliant, it's still popular because colleges still ask students to use Turbo C++ to compile their programs.
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Re: How long will VB6 live ?

Posted 04 June 2009 - 12:36 AM

View Postno2pencil, on 4 Jun, 2009 - 09:47 AM, said:

I still know some folks that use Windows 98.

You just can't force everyone to evolve. If it works for them, it works for them.


yes you are right i have a PC at my home
Processor 400 MHZ
RAM 64MB
HDD 15 GB
AND a CD Room

i am using Windows 98 in this PC hmmm sometime Windows ME and i love my this PC couz it was my First Computer and learned a lot from this i playing Mario, Dave and SEGA Games in this PC.

and about VB6 before i was working in VB6 but science i learned vb.net i dropped VB6 but i still love VB6.
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Re: How long will VB6 live ?

Posted 04 June 2009 - 12:41 AM

oppss... i forgot i am using VB6 in my VBA Application i mean in MS Access, MS Excel
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Re: How long will VB6 live ?

Posted 10 June 2009 - 07:57 PM

View Postno2pencil, on 3 Jun, 2009 - 10:17 PM, said:

I still know some folks that use Windows 98.

You just can't force everyone to evolve. If it works for them, it works for them.



This is the main reason why other developers are not yet switching to vb.net...(clients don't want to upgrade because of the cost of the hardware, plus the license on OS of course!) I, for example were required to develop an application in vb6 bec most of the os installed on clients' pc are all windows 98...(i am actually shocked to find Windows 95 on one of the pc...)
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Re: How long will VB6 live ?

Posted 16 June 2009 - 07:52 AM

VB6.0 4ever !!!! :P
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Re: How long will VB6 live ?

Posted 16 June 2009 - 11:14 PM

Sadly, it will go away. It will not be useful and as advanced as VB.NET in the future. Things will become more powerful and VB6 will most likely not be able to cope with things like that.
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