Recently I often heard about the new versions of Visual Studio.NET, but I've not used it on as it may seem, personal reasons. Well, firstly, not cheap toys for this need. net Framework. Together with vs.net updated Framework. Constantly download Pack a little annoying. Easier to write a program to vb 6.0, which is compiled into a native-code, which means that do not need any.
net, but only suffers clearance. . NET-everything is beautiful. Buttons, menus, etc., and here on vb 6.0 everything goes ancient and not particularly simpotichnym. Second, Visual Studio.NET is just nemerenoe money. Who needs it when you can download a free copy of vb 6.0 Portable? Especially, vb 6.0 provides native-code, which weighs no more than 50 kb. You can also compile and P-code, only his very easy to decompile, so I always compiled to native processor code, although the P-code weighs less (marginally 3 kb). Thirdly, Visual Basic.NET crowded useless innovations in the syntax and command set, which makes development tedious task.
But vb 6.0 has an extremely simple and familiar to many programmers (I'm one of them). Especially,. net applications depend on the Framework. I do not know when Microsoft will cease to engage in foolishness and produce 'new' (in quotes because they do not differ from the old) version of Visual Studio.NET. Would be better if that kind of money invested in the creation of a new programming language, which will be of interest to all. However, this case Microsoft.