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Old 06-21-2005, 12:39 AM   #1
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is VB 6 still widely used today? or most of the people have already migrated to VB.net?
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Old 06-21-2005, 04:10 AM   #2
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I'd say that most people are migrating as we speak, although VB6 is still widely used, the place where I work is currently in the process of migrating, keeping some projects traditional VB6, and some in .NET.
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I posted this same question on a different forum, and the general consensus was that it's still everywhere. For example, I still support VB6 apps on the job. Microsoft has stopped supporting it, though. Someone on the thread directed me to a bunch of open-source compilers.

Remember that there are still more programs written in COBOL than in any other language out there (and it has an overwhelming majority - something like 80% of all existing code is COBOL code), and that's considered a "dead" language by many.

Too bad, VB6 was a great beginner's language. Very easy to use. Of course it had its problems. But it was around for so long I doubt all VB6 apps have been converted to VB.NET at this point (I doubt all ever will be). Wrox put out a VB6 book in the last few years as a resource for the "VB6 community". Not sure where that's gone.

EDIT: added comments about COBOL (REEEEL important! )
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I still use VB, I think that .NET means that one can program in different languages, but compile it as 1 .exe. Useful, I think you should convert to .NET, as its gonna be easier and more powerful that way. Also I think that Microsoft has completely converted to .NET, the "normal" VB is no longer produced
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thanks guys for the replies.. i really appreciate it... =)
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