It seems unlikely that 24% of new projects are developed in VB6 on VS6, yet lots of people have to load a piece of legacy code and fix, debug, or convert something once in a while.
Perhaps it would be more useful to ask which version people use for new projects?
For private learning purpose. I have not programmed high level professionaly for the last 6 years.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
Microsoft is on a very high pressure from the VB community, consistently. Thus, they extended the support for Visual Basic 6 until 2024. Visual Basic 6.0 is the best language of 2014 ... see the comments and polls. It is said to be by far the best language from Microsoft and the language with the most source code from the Internet. Even I wrote an article on this topic.
I no longer use vb6 fortunately but many ex collegues of mine still use it because the company invested a lot of money in those application and they are not ready to reinvest to be ported or rewritten(most likely)
Not sure if you are in employment or not but in the real world is a luxury to work on greenfield projects,most of the companies I have worked for have legacy application.
I still support .net 2.0 apps and work on .net 2013 all c# and 1 vb app
TIOBE has lost credibility when they downgraded Visual Basic 6.0 from place 3 on place 10 (just a few months ago). Thus, we can clearly see that TIOBE was forced to downgrade VB6 (presure from Microsoft) !
Apart from Visual Studio, the .NET compiler is available as open source with some cool new features which I've been looking at.
"There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult." - C.A.R. Hoare