, davewill wrote

@W3bbo: Maybe someone within the VS group can share the latest stats.  Last I heard it was roughly a 50/50 split.

That 50% of CLR projects created in VS are VB isn't very meaningful: one can argue that beginners choose VB, and as beginners they're bound to create a larger number of small projects, thus skewing the figures in VB's favour.

The evidence ( http://www.devtopics.com/most-popular-programming-languages/ ) suggests that as VB jobs take up only a small fraction of all software jobs, that it follows only a fraction of code is VB (I feel like inserting a snarky comment about how VB's verbose syntax leads to more lines of code Wink ).