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Should Microsoft continue developing non-.NET VB?   [Edit]

Survey period: 4 Apr 2005 to 10 Apr 2005

Should Microsoft provide an unmanaged (in the .NET sense) version of Visual Basic analogous to Visual C++?

OptionVotes% 
Yes34521.43
No65540.68
I don't know654.04
I don't care54533.85



 
GeneralVisual Basic 6 Updates Pin
Humayun Shabbir9-Apr-05 0:29
Humayun Shabbir9-Apr-05 0:29 
GeneralIs there a CListCtrl... Pin
Uwe Keim8-Apr-05 11:19
sitebuilderUwe Keim8-Apr-05 11:19 
GeneralRe: Is there a CListCtrl... Pin
Shog99-Apr-05 2:02
sitebuilderShog99-Apr-05 2:02 
GeneralThis is an odd case... Pin
Navin8-Apr-05 9:52
Navin8-Apr-05 9:52 
GeneralIt Depends Pin
afinnell7-Apr-05 9:50
afinnell7-Apr-05 9:50 
GeneralWhy can't I vote for more than one option? Pin
Vikram A Punathambekar7-Apr-05 6:11
Vikram A Punathambekar7-Apr-05 6:11 
GeneralVBRun Pin
Gavin Greig6-Apr-05 23:15
Gavin Greig6-Apr-05 23:15 
GeneralInteresting VB6 alternative Pin
Nish Nishant6-Apr-05 18:58
sitebuilderNish Nishant6-Apr-05 18:58 
GeneralRe: Interesting VB6 alternative Pin
Carl Mercier7-Apr-05 4:36
Carl Mercier7-Apr-05 4:36 
GeneralI really don't care... Pin
DavidNohejl5-Apr-05 12:04
DavidNohejl5-Apr-05 12:04 
GeneralRe: I really don't care... Pin
Tim Hodgson6-Apr-05 6:21
Tim Hodgson6-Apr-05 6:21 
GeneralCertainly Not! Pin
Giancarlo Aguilera5-Apr-05 10:17
Giancarlo Aguilera5-Apr-05 10:17 
GeneralEradicate it!! Pin
Alexander M.,5-Apr-05 8:57
Alexander M.,5-Apr-05 8:57 
GeneralDevelop an alternative Pin
PeterK_5-Apr-05 7:30
PeterK_5-Apr-05 7:30 
What Microsoft should do is to develop an alternative that isn't so O-O or powerful, like VB was to C++ in the early days, so that beginners and casual programmers could create simple programs without all the complications of real programming. How does this sound: "VB Classic -- Built on .NET" ?

Windows Scripting Host with VBScript or JavaScript may be a contender, but there isn't a good or inexpensive IDE and I don't know it well enough.

In any case, there has to be some discipline about enhancing the language. I've seen other scripting languages, and VB itself, get much more complicated and less easy to learn because someone wanted to push it to the next level and do things that they should be doing in another language or environment.

Peter Kryszak
GeneralEven though i said i don't care... Pin
Shog94-Apr-05 12:03
sitebuilderShog94-Apr-05 12:03 
GeneralNone of the above Pin
akyriako784-Apr-05 11:47
akyriako784-Apr-05 11:47 
GeneralI don't know... Pin
Stan Shannon4-Apr-05 9:11
Stan Shannon4-Apr-05 9:11 
GeneralNO! NO!! NO!!! Pin
jaxterama4-Apr-05 8:35
jaxterama4-Apr-05 8:35 
GeneralRe: NO! NO!! NO!!! Pin
Alexander M.,5-Apr-05 9:00
Alexander M.,5-Apr-05 9:00 
GeneralI vote 'I don't care' Pin
sreejith ss nair4-Apr-05 5:17
sreejith ss nair4-Apr-05 5:17 
GeneralRe: I vote 'I don't care' Pin
Charlie Williams4-Apr-05 6:22
Charlie Williams4-Apr-05 6:22 
GeneralRe: I vote 'I don't care' Pin
Prasun.G.Nambiar9-Apr-05 4:47
sussPrasun.G.Nambiar9-Apr-05 4:47 
GeneralTechnical justification? Pin
Gavin Greig4-Apr-05 3:42
Gavin Greig4-Apr-05 3:42 
GeneralRe: Technical justification? Pin
Davy Mitchell5-Apr-05 1:14
Davy Mitchell5-Apr-05 1:14 
GeneralRe: Technical justification? Pin
Gavin Greig5-Apr-05 1:41
Gavin Greig5-Apr-05 1:41 

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