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Visual Basic 6.0 to support Windows 7, but no plans beyond that (Windows 8), says Microsoft

Developers currently using Visual basic 6.0 on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 will continue to be able to do so come the next iteration of the Windows client. Microsoft remains committed to delivering a level of “It Just Works” compatibility when it comes down to the integration of Visual Basic 6.0 applications not only on Vista and Windows Server 2008 but also on Windows 7. So, the VB 6 runtime will continue to be shipped with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, exactly the same way it was with Windows Vista and Windows 2008 Server. Beyond that, there [are] no plans to ship or support the VB6 runtime on future Operating Systems,” concluded Michael Epprecht.

More info:Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7

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