I am about to automate a suite of multi-tier Visual Basic applications, each of which will invoke an IE Window and use .com objects to exchange data with SQL Server database(s). These applications will move to .net technology fairly soon and I want to use an automation tool that will most likely evolve to embrace .net technology. These applications will be run on a corporate intranet that includes a dial-in VPN capability. Here is my question.

Can Mercury Winrunner automate testing on applications developed with Visual Studio Microsoft technology and is Winrunner likely to evolve to .net technology?

I have emailed Mercury folks but have not received a reply.