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Editor's forecast: Nothing but .Net

So what was the hottest Visual Basic gossip during the millennial year 2000? Difficult to say, but the next version of Visual Basic - VB7 (oops, now called VB.Net!) would arguably be a contender for that title.

During 2000, Microsoft formally announced their .Net strategy, and the anticipated new object-oriented features of VB.Net were the scuttlebutt of software developers the world over. Squinting into our VB crystal ball, what do we think will be the most talked about Visual Basic topic for the year 2001? Yep, you guessed it - VB.Net! As Yogi Berra would comment, "It's deja-vu all over again."

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