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  1. I hate to sound greedy but...

    Honestly, I run the VB6 IDE on Windows 7 (64bit) and it runs just fine unless you're subclassing (but it never worked well for subclassing). This concept of editing VB6 in the same IDE you write your .NET is cool, but what I'd really like to see is the VB6 VM re-written as a .NET library, or a compiler added to .NET for VB6 or they could just open source the thing, and the community would do it for them, after all what's the big secret... the code for it is over 20 years old.

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    • Open source the project

      I think such a project should be opened source, perhaps with the support/help from Microsoft.

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      • Not to minimize this terrific development...

        Hi,

        I didn't know what to expect but (and unless I am missing something -- which is HIGHLY likely) I'm not sure I understand the intention.

        I have VB6 projects that I can now 'open' in VS2015... but I do not get the WYSIWYG form UI, and had to 'connect' my VB6 compiler to your utility to get a BUILD going.

        So, help me to understand that if I need VB6 installed to get the project to compile under VS2015 BUT I don't have the FORM UI of the VB6 IDE, how does your tool help me maintain these older…

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        • Highlight or grey out text within #if ..#else ..#endif

          Would it be possible to implement a feature that highlights or greys out code within
          #if ..#else ..#endif
          conditional compilation directives?

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          • Debug

            A way to remote debug vb6 code from the Visual Studio IDE

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            • In project explorer group files like Classic VB6 IDE

              In project explorer group files like Classic VB6 IDE into folders based on their type/extension like Class Modules, Forms, Modules etc.

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              • Default object type event methods

                For default objects, like a form, add the standard event methods to appear in the drop down list, like Form_Load, Form_Unload, Form_Resize etc. At the moment the only ones that appear are the ones already added.

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                • provide changelog and issue tracker separate from uservoice

                  Your current distribution method does not let us know what has changed between releases. Also I do not see an effective way to communicate with you regarding issues. I have an issue with the Build process and do not think a feature request is the best venue.

                  17 votes
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                  • Provide a roadmap

                    Could you provide a roadmap to give an idea of where you are looking to take the project and some sort of a time line

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                        • Add VBA projects

                          I think the ability to create a VBA project for Word, Excel, Access (the only difference would be the IntelliSense support for the predefined "ActiveDocument", "CurrentDb", etc) would be neat. Of course we would then need to copy and paste the code into the VBA IDE but, for me, it would still be less painful then writing the whole damn thing in the default IDE.

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                          • Provide better descriptions of what the tools do and more importantly what they do NOT do.

                            I use a lot of third party tools in my VB6 projects. will things like that be supported.

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