Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows Vista, Windows
Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows 8

Update: January 2012

Executive Summary

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).

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