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VisualBasic.NET is getting quietly retired, sorta of

A few weeks ago Microsoft announced they will stop new development on VisualBasic.NET:

Microsoft Plots the End of Visual Basic
Source: Thurrott

Microsoft said this week that it will support Visual Basic on .NET 5.0 but will no longer add new features or evolve the language.

“Starting with .NET 5, Visual Basic will support Class Library, Console, Windows Forms, WPF, Worker Service, [and] ASP.NET Core Web API … to provide a good path forward for the existing VB customer who want [sic] to migrate their applications to .NET Core,” the .NET team wrote in a post to the Microsoft DevBlogs. “Going forward, we do not plan to evolve Visual Basic as a language … The future of Visual Basic … will focus on stability, the application types listed above, and compatibility between the .NET Core and .NET Framework versions of Visual Basic.”

VisualBasic.NET will only have basic support in the newer open source .NET Core platform that Microsoft is moving too,

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