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Install VB6 on Windows 7

After surfing around the net, I've found very little information regarding installation of VB6 on Windows 7. Most of the information out there is for Vista, and most of it is queries for assistance.

Install VB6 on Windows 10

So if you don't know it, the technical preview version of Windows 10 is available. Being the good maintenance guy, you'll want to know about installing VB6 on Windows 10. This article shows how I got it running on Microsofts latest OS.

Install VB6 on Windows 8

As most of the world knows, Microsoft has made available a consumer preview of Windows 8. While this is still considered beta software, I highly recommend you check it out. Some of us technology minded folks are charged with supporting legacy software, developed with Visual Studio 6 (particulary Visual Basic 6), and with the iminent release of Windows 8, there is some worry about whether our support tools will work with it. This tutorial will (hopefully) help you get VB6 installed on your Windows 8 system!

Manual install of DX7VB.DLL

A recent tip for installing VB6 on Windows 7 has included the installation of an old version of the DirectX 7 library. Here is that process.

Making Random Numbers in VB6

Some time ago, a budding young VB programmer was having a problem with random numbers not being random, but a predictable repeating pattern. It can be easily overcome, and here is how.

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PLS Beta Active

Some new security enhancements have been brought online for 2433 pages on the site. The affected pages are:

Code changes today

During the night, while you all were sleeping, myself and VB6Boy have uploaded quite a number of code changes.  A lot of the new code is optimization and refactoring of existing code, as well as addition of some new features.

Inaccurate VB6 Code List

I found a minor bug in the VB6 code listing in which inaccurate results were being displayed. All VB6 items were displayed, but extra, non-related items were also being shown.

Coding Archive?

Prelude to a valuable resource? I've begun building the plumbing for a VB6 oriented coding archive, and I thought I would share a screen shot of the Code Manager that will help users to manage their code bits, upload new code, etc. 

VB6 don't work on Win10 after update

I have 2 computers on which I use VB6 (SP6).

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Beginners Tutorial for VB6

This Visual Basic 6 (VB6) tutorial helps you to learn Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6) programming in your own. Assuming you all are beginners to visual basic, each and every lesson in this tutorial is explained step by step with examples and source code.

Visual Basic 6 (VB6) Wikipedia Page

Visual Basic is a third-generation event-driven programming language and integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft for its Component Object Model (COM) programming model first released in 1991 and declared legacy during 2008.

Planet Source Code

The granddaddy of VB6 source code repositories, this site has been around seemingly forever. Developers still add resources to the site, almost daily. Highly recommend you start your search here for that elusive snippet.


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Visual Basic Code Source

This one has been updated since roughly 2012, but still has a few VB6 gems.

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Error accessing STF File while installing vb6 on my windows7

I have kept the software vb6 in D: drive while installing it a msg appears:

vb6 load problem

I have been running a VB6 application for several years on XP. I recently bought a window 7 computer and successfully loaded vb6 on windows 7. The program was running fine on windows 7. Out of the blue I get an "Error during load. refer to log" The log says "Line 15: Class MSComctlLib.ProgressBar of control pgbUpdate was not a loaded control class." I use a progress bar in two places in the program. I get this same error message twice during the load process. The program will run in the development mode. I do get an error break when it tries to run the progress bar. Is there a vb6 file that got corrupted?

VB6 installation on Windows 7 problems

I am very grateful for finding this site. After getting lost googling for ages, I found this site and it made sense. I am not a programmer, I am an amateur. I have written 2 programs in VB6. They worked fine on XP and therefore have not updated my vb 6 since I bought it and started learning to program about 14 years ago in fear less something stops working. Sooner or later I would have to move to Windows 7 so I am making the leap. Following the instructions in this site I installed VB6 onto Windows 7 64bit(I think) professional. On it I also have 32 bit(I am sure) Office 10 pro installed.

VB6 exe on Windows 7 64 bit

Hi, Thanks to your answer on how to install vb6 on windows 7 64 bit I got it running. Question: on xp before our vb6 app would run we had to register a handfull of ocx and dll files for the grids and other components used by the vb6 app. After trying the exe now, it runs p...

Object Library not registered

I installed VB6 Ultimate on many my computers, 32/64, XP, Vista and now Win7. On HP win7 professional (installed some year ago) everything works fine (designa nd execution). I recentry got ab ACER 250 win7 ultimate and rre sto isbtall vb6 sp6 ultimate also into this PC. Compiled VB6 programs work fine (after some manual ocx, registration) however with the design environment not everyting works fine. Ie some ocx (like rictx32.ocx or mscomctl.ocx) cannot be used due to following advise "Object library not registerd". I tryed everything, disinstallin, reinstalling VB6, using MS FIXIT,VB6CLI, using professional SW to unregister them and to register them again. I even tryed to duplicate related REGITRY items on working HP passing them as .reg to Acer REGISTRY. Nothing to do. Always the same error. All ocx are on c:/windows/system32 folder. Whay else can I do?

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