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The Visual Basic team is committed to “It Just Works” compatibility for Visual Basic 6.0 applications on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 including R2, Windows 7, and Windows 8. The Visual Basic team’s goal is that Visual Basic 6.0 applications that run on Windows XP will also run on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows 8. As detailed in this document, the core Visual Basic 6.0 runtime will be supported for the full lifetime of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows 8, which is five years of mainstream support followed by five years of extended support (http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifepolicy).
Since the initial release of this support statement, the Windows 8 operating system has been announced. This document has been updated to clarify Microsoft’s support for VB6 on Windows 8.
VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows 8 for the lifetime of the OS. Visual Basic 6.0 runtime files continue to be 32-bit only and all components must be hosted in 32-bit application processes. Developers can think of the support story for Windows 8 being the same as it is for Windows 7.
This section provides additional information regarding the operating systems that offer some level of support for VB6.
Yes* 32bit apps running in WOW only
* VB6 runtime support is limited by the OS support lifecycle. E.g. if the target OS is in Extended support, VB6 cannot have a higher level of support than Extended support.
Very good Thank you form MS for Support vb6 on win8 , These more right decision becuase more application Now i many field is made by vb6 and run on win 7 and we hope to run on win 8
In short vb6 is product for MS why not run on new windows which consider product for MS Too
I Inform you That My life and my family eat from my job "Programer use VB6"
If No Support for VB6 I will Loss all things
I am try to learn new .net but still need experiance same Vb6
Its good to hear that.. One more question ? whether Windows Server 2012 supports VB6 runtime?
Please give us an updated VB6...I will pay any reasonable amount for an updated VB6.
Don't Worry Allah Razik... at the same time you should have more tolls in you belt to face the challenges. VB6 shall die sooner or later / or your clients shall discard vb6 apps.
VB6 app with TreeView from common controls does not work properly on Windows 8 with touch screen -- even if the touch aspect is not used. On a touch screen equipped computer with Windows 8 the Tree View appears disabled.
Does anyone have info on how to solve this?