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  1. #1
    Gerard Guest

    VB 6 death?


    Just a question to get opinions or facts:

    How long will Microsoft continue to sell/support VB6? What about VBA?

    Gerard.

  2. #2
    Lisa Guest

    Re: VB 6 death?

    > How long will Microsoft continue to sell/support VB6?
    > What about VBA?


    Gerard: Microsoft officially stopped selling VB6 to retailers on January 11,
    2002, due to the impending release of the next version of VB, Visual
    Basic.NET. Microsoft has announced, however, that it will continue to
    support VB6 (via tech support and service packs) for some time, and it will
    probably be possible to purchase copies of VB6 in the retail channel or
    directly from MS for several months, perhaps years.

    I have not heard any announcements regarding Microsoft's future plans for
    VBA.

    There is, incidentally, a discussion on this topic in the
    vb.dotnet.discussion group.
    ---
    Phil Weber



  3. #3
    Howard Kaikow Guest

    Re: VB 6 death?

    The January 2002 price list at the MSFT web site indicates that VB and VS
    will be discontinued this month.

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    "Gerard" <Gerard@GerardFrantz.com> wrote in message
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    > Just a question to get opinions or facts:
    >
    > How long will Microsoft continue to sell/support VB6? What about VBA?
    >
    > Gerard.




  4. #4
    Howard Kaikow Guest

    Re: VB 6 death?

    I would expect VBA, at least in MSFT Office, to be supported at least as
    long as WordBasic has been, via a VBA object model, or some such mechanism.

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    "Lisa" <LH@softcom.net> wrote in message news:3c5be2ad@10.1.10.29...
    > > How long will Microsoft continue to sell/support VB6?
    > > What about VBA?

    >
    > Gerard: Microsoft officially stopped selling VB6 to retailers on January

    11,
    > 2002, due to the impending release of the next version of VB, Visual
    > Basic.NET. Microsoft has announced, however, that it will continue to
    > support VB6 (via tech support and service packs) for some time, and it

    will
    > probably be possible to purchase copies of VB6 in the retail channel or
    > directly from MS for several months, perhaps years.
    >
    > I have not heard any announcements regarding Microsoft's future plans for
    > VBA.
    >
    > There is, incidentally, a discussion on this topic in the
    > vb.dotnet.discussion group.
    > ---
    > Phil Weber
    >
    >




  5. #5
    Klaus H. Probst Guest

    Re: VB 6 death?

    Phil,

    "Lisa" <LH@softcom.net> wrote in message news:3c5be2ad@10.1.10.29...
    > ---
    > Phil Weber


    Posting in drag now? :-)

    ____________
    Klaus




  6. #6
    Phil Weber Guest

    Re: VB 6 death?

    > Posting in drag now? :-)

    Klaus: Oops! :-) I was trying to cancel/move a post in another group, so I
    was "impersonating" Lisa (female impersonator? ;-). I must have forgotten to
    restore my identity before posting to this group. Sorry!
    ---
    Phil Weber



  7. #7
    Brent Guest

    Re: VB 6 death?


    We'll forgive you this time, made for some good laughs though! Thanks!

    "Phil Weber" <pweber@nospam.fawcette.com> wrote:
    > > Posting in drag now? :-)

    >
    >Klaus: Oops! :-) I was trying to cancel/move a post in another group, so

    I
    >was "impersonating" Lisa (female impersonator? ;-). I must have forgotten

    to
    >restore my identity before posting to this group. Sorry!
    >---
    >Phil Weber
    >
    >



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