This conversation comes up from time to time, so I wanted a record of this info.

Important facts:

  • VB6 IDE support expires April 8, 2008, no matter what platform the IDE is run on.
  • Microsoft has committed to supporting the VB6 IDE in Windows Vista, but only up to the date mentioned above.
  • VB6 runtime is part of the O/S, and therefore VB runtime support period is the support period of the O/S.

I recommend checking out these related resources, especially the downloads.