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Thread: Classic VB6 or VB.NET?

  1. #1
    Rick Beltz Guest

    Classic VB6 or VB.NET?

    I am new to VB but not to the computer field, which I've been in since
    1984 as an IBM Midrange developer using RPG (AS/400). Considering the implications
    of VB.NET, is learning VB6 still a safe bet for the future? I am in my early
    50s and don't have the time or money to invest in learning this language
    if it's going to be in much less demand in 2-3 years. Any advice or suggestions
    would be appreciated. Thanks.

  2. #2
    Zane Thomas Guest

    Re: Classic VB6 or VB.NET?

    On 19 Apr 2001 07:47:02 -0700, "Rick Beltz" <>

    >Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated.

    Learn, c#, or both.

    Ice Z - Straight Outta Redmond

  3. #3
    Dan Barclay Guest

    Re: Classic VB6 or VB.NET?


    What you should learn depends entirely on what you want to do. If
    you're doing all "start from scratch" work either as a hobby or with a
    startup, you may want to start with Same is true if you want
    to work for some consulting company doing only "from scratch" work,
    but add java/C# to the mix. They may or may not care if you know VB6.

    OTOH, if you plan to work for some existing firm you'd better learn
    VB5/6 as a baseline and then add somewhere along the way. Even
    if they move their new work to, someone new is likely going to
    be working on support and/or conversion of existing projects. In any
    case you'd better have a handle on VB5/6 to knock on the door. The
    timeframe on the need for this baseline knowledge is likely to be a
    good bit more than 2-3 years, not that the timeframe matters. If you
    intent is to get in the door I'd suggest you get a grip on VB6.
    Additional knowledge of would be a plus, but may not be
    sufficient by itself.

    Language Stability is a *feature* I wish VB had!

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