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RantVB6 is a god!! Pin
CHill6014-Feb-13 1:32
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Ok - I don't actually believe the statement in the title.

But it got your attention and gives you a far more appropriate venue for the puerile comments than Quick Answers or by posting fake answers to questions just to take the p**s.

Yes - VB6 is outdated.
Yes - VB6 is no longer supported
However, Yes - There are still billions of lines of VB6 code still being using in Production systems across the world

No! - We cannot just wave a magic wand and convert it all in a single stroke (and test it thoroughly by the way!) . One of the reasons being that there are fewer and fewer developers who will admit to knowing anything about VB6 and people are actively discouraged from finding anything out.

Large, Medium and Small companies have kept VB6 (and even earlier tech) going for as long as they can simply because the stuff is already there, it works, it's already tested, it's already been proven, it's a major major investment in time and money to start converting it and doing all of that re-testing.

Or perhaps you would like the large banking organisation I work for to just dive in and replace all of their VB6 code with "the latest technologies" ... hey - how about we do that each time a new technology comes a-knocking? Yeah, right! You don't mind some of your money going missing in the meantime I guess?

So there will occasionally be questions in CP about VB6. Real questions about real problems (not homework or please do my work for me type questions) and re-writing the entire program/suite/enterprise will not be an option for that OP.

So if you don't like VB6, know nothing about VB6, don't want to help the OP or just want to be sarcastic, then butt out of those questions and come here and have a go at me instead.

Rant over.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/jj133813.aspx[^]
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