VB6 "kind of" supported in Longhorn
Sat, Mar 19 2005 12:42
From todays chat with Eric Rudder:
“We have heard a large number of folks ask for VB6 runtime support on Longhorn. We will do this.” [Eric Rudder]
David Burggraaf-MSFT (Expert):
Q: what is the role of native/COM C++ development going forward? Is this something that Microsoft will actively encourage and support?
A: YES! Both native C++ and COM development will be fully supported for the far distant future.
So folks there we have it:
- VB6 runtime will be supported probably till 2012 or thereabouts (Longhorn +5 + extended support from there).
- Com is still supported into the “far distant future”
- And VB6 IDE, (programming tools) is NOT supported anymore uhm… well because it’s COM based ??
Hmmm … what I miss there. VB6 runtime till 2012 , right ! C++ COM support for far distant future, right ! VB6 programming tools, FOAD, right ! Ah, of course, we are ONLY talking about preserving Microsoft’s code assets not its customers...at least not if you are a VB customer.