Visual Basic 2005 may be the latest incarnation of the 15-year-old programming language, but an ongoing survey
of SearchVB.com readers indicates that more developers are still coding in VB 6 that in VB.NET. On top of that, Visual Basic 9, code-named Orcas, is due for release at the end of 2007. Each new release brings productivity enhancements but also questions about performance and migration.
At Tech Ed 2006, SearchVB.com attended several breakout sessions focused on Visual Basic 2005. This three-part series looks at the language's past, present and future.