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How can I buy Visual Basic 6.0? is it still available in the market?

The reason I am asking this, i heard it was replaced with VB.net. I never seen or worked on Vb.net, and I am familiar with only VB6.0,

If it is available in the market, what is the latest version or product name called in the market.
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by:Dhaest
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I think you can still buy it, but I won't recommend.

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Visual-Studio-Professional-Edition/dp/B00002S7IA

I suggest to start learning .NET
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by:appari
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I too suggest start learning .net
You can download express editions for a start
http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/jpn/products/visual-studio-express-products
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by:nirdeshsingh
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You can download the exe from the link below
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dvb6/

otherwise you can also purchase it from market, it is available and the latest version is VB6.0 only :)
All the best!!
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by:Éric Moreau
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If you subscribe to MSDN, you can download VB6: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/
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"I never seen or worked on Vb.net, and I am familiar with only VB6.0"

Welcome back to the world!  Where have you been hiding?...   =)

VB6 was the last version, released back in 1998.  Mainstream support for VB6 ended in 2005, with extended support ending in 2008.  Supposedly the core run-time of VB6 will be supported through the lifetime of Windows 8, but this may not include some of the legacy components, and the IDE itself isn't supported.  Getting the IDE installed and working can be a quite a task in itself.

VB6 isn't being sold by Microsoft anymore, so copies being sold today are either used or were stockpiled by somebody long ago.

As appari suggests, the Express versions of Visual Studio are free, giving you access to VB.Net and C#.
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by:Mike Tomlinson
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*By the way, VB.Net came out in 2002, over a decade ago!
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by:Murali
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@Idle_Mind quite good info.. i never knew this, as I worked as VB Programmer for 4 years and then turned to windows admin... and it has been 7 years now never had chance into programming...

Thank you and I will try VS Express edition...
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