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Visual Basic to be discontinued in 2008??

An friend insider told me that VB is to be killled off within 18
months. I guess this makes sence now that C# is here. I believe it and
am actualy surprised they ever even included it in VS 2003 in the first
place. Anyone else heard about this development?

The Master

Nov 21 '06 #1
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>Anyone else heard about this development?
Similar rumors appear every year. It still hasn't happened. What makes
you think C# is a replacement for VB?
Mattias

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Nov 21 '06 #2
An friend insider told me that VB is to be killled off within 18
months. I guess this makes sence now that C# is here. I believe it and
am actualy surprised they ever even included it in VS 2003 in the first
place. Anyone else heard about this development?
Just rumors.

--
Pozdrav,
Josip Medved
http://www.jmedved.com

Nov 21 '06 #3
guy


"Master Programmer" wrote:
An friend insider told me that VB is to be killled off within 18
months. I guess this makes sence now that C# is here. I believe it and
am actualy surprised they ever even included it in VS 2003 in the first
place. Anyone else heard about this development?

The Master
what (positive things) would MS achieve by this?

>
Nov 21 '06 #4
hahahahaha :-)

oh it wasn`t a joke he was serious :-|

I hear these jokes l since the start of .Net

1. VB is obsolete C# is the new kid on the block
2. C# code executes faster as VB code
3. C# is more object oriented
4. C# is faster to code with

my thoughts regarding this ( they reflect my personal opinion , before i
start a flame war )

1. Yes,, and pigs can fly for sure
2. uhhhhh were we not all coding against the same framework ? *
3 Yes this seems to be true in some situations however in other situations
VB looks more OO to me ( i call it a draw )
4. Yes for someone with a Java , Delphi , or C background it is , however
for someone with a Fortran , Basic, VB , Cobol background it isn`t *

*
Fact is that VB is an easyer language to learn ( because of it`s phonetic
operator style ) so you have more hobbyist coders , and bad coders in the
comunity, other fact is that university`s etc etc teach more C , Java ,
Delphi , C# so you have more professional coders in that corner , this is
probably where the speed differences come from if there are anny ( good
optimized code or coding against bad code or coding )
Just my thoughts

Michel Posseth [MCP]
"Josip Medved" wrote:
An friend insider told me that VB is to be killled off within 18
months. I guess this makes sence now that C# is here. I believe it and
am actualy surprised they ever even included it in VS 2003 in the first
place. Anyone else heard about this development?

Just rumors.

--
Pozdrav,
Josip Medved
http://www.jmedved.com

Nov 21 '06 #5
No, he's just jerking people's chains. It's probably the only thing he *can*
jerk, um,
if I use the C# term correctly, != on.

Robin S.
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"M. Posseth" <MP******@discu ssions.microsof t.comwrote in message
news:EF******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com...
hahahahaha :-)

oh it wasn`t a joke he was serious :-|

I hear these jokes l since the start of .Net

1. VB is obsolete C# is the new kid on the block
2. C# code executes faster as VB code
3. C# is more object oriented
4. C# is faster to code with

my thoughts regarding this ( they reflect my personal opinion , before i
start a flame war )

1. Yes,, and pigs can fly for sure
2. uhhhhh were we not all coding against the same framework ? *
3 Yes this seems to be true in some situations however in other
situations
VB looks more OO to me ( i call it a draw )
4. Yes for someone with a Java , Delphi , or C background it is , however
for someone with a Fortran , Basic, VB , Cobol background it isn`t *

*
Fact is that VB is an easyer language to learn ( because of it`s phonetic
operator style ) so you have more hobbyist coders , and bad coders in the
comunity, other fact is that university`s etc etc teach more C , Java ,
Delphi , C# so you have more professional coders in that corner , this is
probably where the speed differences come from if there are anny ( good
optimized code or coding against bad code or coding )
Just my thoughts

Michel Posseth [MCP]
"Josip Medved" wrote:
An friend insider told me that VB is to be killled off within 18
months. I guess this makes sence now that C# is here. I believe it and
am actualy surprised they ever even included it in VS 2003 in the first
place. Anyone else heard about this development?

Just rumors.

--
Pozdrav,
Josip Medved
http://www.jmedved.com


Nov 21 '06 #6
An friend insider told me that VB is to be killled off within 18

This is true. But only for old Visual Basic 6, see
http://tinyurl.com/ybjmtm.

When people say Visual Basic, they mostly mean VB6. The current versions
are called Visual Basic .NET.

--
Peter Macej
Helixoft - http://www.helixoft.com
VSdocman - Commenter and generator of class documentation for C#, VB
..NET and ASP .NET code
Nov 21 '06 #7
Dim Career as String

Private Sub Main()
If Language = "VB" then
Career = "Over"
Exit Sub
End if
End Sub

............... ...

Peter Macej wrote:
An friend insider told me that VB is to be killled off within 18

This is true. But only for old Visual Basic 6, see
http://tinyurl.com/ybjmtm.

When people say Visual Basic, they mostly mean VB6. The current versions
are called Visual Basic .NET.

--
Peter Macej
Helixoft - http://www.helixoft.com
VSdocman - Commenter and generator of class documentation for C#, VB
.NET and ASP .NET code
Nov 21 '06 #8
guy
But of course VB6 (under the guise of VS6) is the ***ONLY*** fully supported
development environment under Vista! (yes not even VS2005)

guy

"Peter Macej" wrote:
An friend insider told me that VB is to be killled off within 18

This is true. But only for old Visual Basic 6, see
http://tinyurl.com/ybjmtm.

When people say Visual Basic, they mostly mean VB6. The current versions
are called Visual Basic .NET.

--
Peter Macej
Helixoft - http://www.helixoft.com
VSdocman - Commenter and generator of class documentation for C#, VB
..NET and ASP .NET code
Nov 21 '06 #9
"Master Programmer" <ma************ ***@outgun.coms chrieb:
An friend insider told me that VB is to be killled off within 18
months. I guess this makes sence now that C# is here. I believe it and
am actualy surprised they ever even included it in VS 2003 in the first
place. Anyone else heard about this development?
Complete nonsense.

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/dotnet/faqs/>
Nov 21 '06 #10

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