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    Re: VB Classic (A True VB 7.0)

    This does not help much toward a VB7 but it may provide a new native home for VB6. I mentioned ReactOS in an earlier post but then it was truly in its infancy. 0.4.8 has just been released, it is still very much alpha-grade o/s that should only be run in a VM but it now installs and runs VB5, which you can see in the forum post here:

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    Hopefully, we can test VB6 next and pray the result will be as positive. ReactOS being based upon Windows server 2003 will be a natural and familiar home for VB5/6 development and not being from Microsoft, forced obsolescence will not be part of the culture. ReactOS and VB6 are made for each other it is just a pity that ReactOS is written C, C++ and that you can't as easily contribute...

    Long live VB6!

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    Re: VB Classic (A True VB 7.0)

    Olaf, can I ask you to note this thread: http://www.vbforums.com/showthread.p...PIC-WIN-thread

    It might be worthwhile giving it a go on some of your non-graphical projects.

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    Re: VB Classic (A True VB 7.0)

    Now that JavaScript is omnipotent. I'm thinking, whether it's possible to use JavaScript (Electron or Deno) to develop True VB7 transpiler and IDEs completely similar to VB6?

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    The VB7 I'm talking about is a brand new scripting language similar to VB6. It can be used for desktop software development, as well as for the development of Web-Apps and Mobile-Apps.

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    Re: VB Classic (A True VB 7.0)

    I'm not as familiar with VB6 as I am with other languages, but something that I leverage (almost on a daily basis) are online compilers. This helps me when I need to test something simple or to brainstorm a feature.

    Something to consider would be to write your own VB6 online compiler like dotnetfiddle.net as a first step. This would at least give you the capabilities to execute console applications in any environment.

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    Re: VB Classic (A True VB 7.0)

    Quote Originally Posted by dreammanor View Post
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    The VB7 I'm talking about is a brand new scripting language similar to VB6. It can be used for desktop software development, as well as for the development of Web-Apps and Mobile-Apps.
    Wow that is great news. Currently we are using B4X (B4J and B4A) for developing cross platform application in BASIC.

    I personally love VB and if you will come out with VB7 I will gladly switch to it instantly!

    Can you give any time frame of releases?

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    Re: VB Classic (A True VB 7.0)

    Quote Originally Posted by dreammanor View Post
    The VB7 I'm talking about is a brand new scripting language similar to VB6. It can be used for desktop software development, as well as for the development of Web-Apps and Mobile-Apps.
    Not interested in yet another new scripting language, there are way too many already. One of the powers of VB6 was native compilation..
    If you really want crossplatform etc. You're better of just using the widely used frameworks and languages like C#. Especially if you're a business, it's just plainly stupid to rely on a language that isn't supported by a large majority and having to rely on hoping the language you're using will continue to be developed and maintained.

    A VB7 is only interesting if you can take a project of VB6 and load it and have it run with really minimal changes needed, like it was with VB5 to VB6 (not VB6 to VB.NET which was just completely incompatible with each other (and VB.NET is the reason we never saw the release of VB7, even though VB7 was feature ready when they decided to dump it and progress with VB.NET).

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