I bet that many of the old Clarion developers here also looked at/developed in Visual Basic 6 back in the 90s. If you loved that program there has been an effort the last few years to create an alternative. At the moment there is a kickstarter campaign going on to fund the final stages before launch.
I leave a link here:
I know this is Clarion community, but it could be an idea to keep your options open. Clarion is 32 bit and we do not know how long Microsoft will allow 32 bit applications, as almost all computers sold now are 64 bit. Dot.net is one alternative, but not all people like the framework, and prefers to compile to native executables, like Clarion does.
I thought I would give the people here a heads up. I am not affiliated in any way.