The request was originally denied in June of 2014, but a new idea popped up and was once again merged today. The strange thing about the decline is that it is being carried out by Paul Yuknewicz, Group Program Manager, Microsoft Visual Studio Cloud Tools. Since Paul currently has no connection with Visual Basic team, the reason he has declined the idea raises some questions if the rest of Microsoft Management is aware of the issue. VB6 has persisted in many banking, military, and industrial areas since it was released in 1998, even though Microsoft has pushed for its extinction since the release of VB.NET in 2001. Many die hard VB6 developers don't / can't migrate their huge code bases because of cost constraints, speed requirements, code security, and development time.