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Visual Basic 6

Visual Basic 6 (VB6) is an object-oriented programming language from Microsoft. It is a direct descendant of the original Visual Basic development environment and was released in 1998 as part of the Visual Studio 6 suite. Using Rapid Application Development technology, VB6 allows programmers to create desktop applications with a graphical user interface by dragging and placing controls on forms then defining their properties and behavior with code. The language features numerous pre-defined classes, or components, called ActiveX controls that could be re-used across different projects. Despite being considered outdated by modern standards, some legacy systems still depend on VB6 applications due to its ease of use when compared to more complex languages and frameworks that have come after it.