Advantages of vb.net over VB6 ??

Would appreate some comment re the following.

What is the advantage of using vb.net over vb6

Is vb6 going to become (dead)

I believe that if a program is written in vb.net, 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 vb.net

regards  robneil1
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List244Commented:
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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JohnBPriceCommented:
I asked a similar question a while ago, you can read people's reply at http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Dot_Net/VB_DOT_NET/Q_21152276.html
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robneil1Author Commented:
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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JohnBPriceCommented:
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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