Microsoft MVPs revolt: I wish them luck, but there ain’t a chance Microsoft is ever going to do anything that backs away or compromises .Net in any way.
Over 100 Microsoft MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals) have signed an online petition that demands Redmond resume development and support of “classic” Visual Basic, a-k-a VB6. […]
It’s “basically” impossible to migrate programs written in earlier versions of Visual Basic to the .NET version. […]
Microsoft’s product managers will likely say this is not the case, and will point to migration tools and strategies the company offers. But those product managers aren’t the poor bastards faced with rewriting millions of lines of source code to reinvent crucial applications, nor do the Microsofties have to swallow hard while they lose dependable business logic refined over decades.
I could see Microsoft resuming support of VB6, but development of it? No.