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What should we be learning for Desktop Development in 2020 and going forwards. Learn to get paid. REAL question

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Hi Everyone,

I have been asked "what is the best language to learn for desktop dev in 2020?"
Asking as a group I work with are looking to dive deeper into development. I dabble and develop in several languages on a "as and when needed" basis. Much better dev's than me and I am sometimes prescribed by the client what I must work in.


Previous skillset amongst the group (proficient, intermediate and foundation):

MS Access
Visual Basic Applications
Windows Forms (Visual Basic)

They want to use Visual Studio as the environment.
There is a project to develop so would like to steer them well.

C++, C# etc...?!?

What is the opinion on where the efforts should go for their next year?

Goal: SME and Enterprise level development solutions. It will be there go to desktop development choice (Could be multi platform - however, Windows is the target at present.. later to look at mobile etc..).
This is a "where to spend my time" for commercial gain question.

Please advise with a couple of point as to why. I can then build some information around it for them.

Thanks in advance

David Johnson, CD
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