Advantages of over VB6 ??

Posted on 2004-11-11
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
Would appreate some comment re the following.

What is the advantage of using over vb6

Is vb6 going to become (dead)

I believe that if a program is written in, a lot of large files have to be installed on the users computer., which may make it unsuitable for mass distribution.

I would like to know a little, before making the purchase of

regards  robneil1
Question by:robneil1
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    In my opinion Vb6 is NOT dead. I do not know about the new
    version of .NET but, my computer would not even allow me to
    install .NET(Beta). And still, I can not install the Framework,
    for some reason, it just wont happen. My computer will crash,
    or lie and say it installed, when really it hasn't. So I think VB6
    is still alive and well.

    Also .NET has a lot of changes, and will take a bit of learning,
    for any VB6 developers. It is a new language with a basis on
    VB (IMO). Truthfully, I liked C# better, and if I were to learn
    a new language, it would be that.
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    by:Ryan Chong
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    I asked a similar question a while ago, you can read people's reply at

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    Thanks for the comments , much appreciated.
    I guess i will proceed an buy .net, as i notice in a lot of forums
    a big percentage of programmers seem to be using it.

    regards   robneil1
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    I'm not sure you can still buy VB 6.0 anyway, but if you buy VB.Net, MS has a downgrade program where you can downgrade to VB 6.0

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