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I happened to notice this little article Popularity Index: Classic Visual Basic Hangs In There -- Visual Studio Magazine regarding the ongoing popularity of VB6 in the world of programming. 

It's true: we do get a lot of inquiries, from all sorts of companies, who are still building and running VB6/COM apps. Most of these applications are at least 200K lines of code and a few are over a million LOC.   Despite the increasing risk of depending on VB6, these legacy systems persist as VB6 because they deliver value.  I will add that, in every case, the technical teams that maintain these VB6 applications understand they must get off VB6 sooner or later, but they struggle make the upgrade project a business priority.   In some cases, we find organizations have tried and failed to "just rewrite" their legacy systems ending up with a "partway there system" -- with some .NET around the edges and a big mass of mature VB6 functionality at the center.  The fact is that rewriting large systems requires a generous investment of vision, creativity, experience and resources...

Nevertheless, for the vast majority of these companies, moving their systems from VB6 to something else is a matter of survival.   We believe ambitious upgrade projects require a new paradigm: new tools and methods.  That is what we are building at Great Migrations.  Read through the articles on this portal and Contact us if you want to learn more.