I am new to the boards. I am a experienced Visual Basic 6 Programmer. My boss wants me to write a Interactive Voice Response system (Dialogic Cards/T1s, Auto Dailers). After thinking about it, I decided that I do not want to do it in VB6. I read up on VB.NET, and what I didn't like was that anyone can decompile your code. (It frustrates me, that no one else seems to take this as seriously as I am). So, I decided I wanted to learn C++. But I am not sure which I should learn. And it is important for me to pick right, because I have will have to stick with it for a long time. So my question is: Should I learn C++ or C++.NET. I am not wanting to learn this for the above named project on hand, but I would like to get into the MMORPG Online Gaming industry. I feel that C++ is the way to go, but am I overlooking anything? I have heard rumors (from other boards), that Microsoft plans to phase out VB6, and other old compilers, and eventually the compiled code will not run on the new OS to come.
I need intellectual replies only please, and Thank you,