what i do for installing vb 6 on my windows x

January 22, 2011 at 19:45:02
Specs: Windows XP
give me the steps for installing vb software cd in windows xp

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January 22, 2011 at 19:55:57
You'll get all the help you need here: http://www.virtualbox.org/

I presume you are referring to Virtualbox!

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January 22, 2011 at 20:08:59
vb 6 is not enough info.

Is it Visual Basic 6 you want ?

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January 22, 2011 at 21:27:30
yes.i want to install visual basic in windowsxp

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January 23, 2011 at 01:53:32
Then this may be what you need: http://www.homeworkhelp4u.com/?gcli...

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January 23, 2011 at 08:16:02
Apparently Visual Basic 6 is not meant to be installed in XP.

How to Install Visual Basic 6

Tips & Warnings

6.0 is an older version of Visual Basic. Because of this, it is only supported on Windows 2000, 95, 98, ME and NT operating systems. For XP, Vista or Windows 7, you should download the current version.

Getting Started
link on this page to Free Download: Visual Basic 2010 Express Edition

Supported Operating Systems
1. Microsoft® Windows® XP (x86) Service Pack 3
• All editions except Starter Edition

Featured Learning Resources

link on that page to VB 6 Interoperability and Migration

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January 23, 2011 at 10:55:54
Apparently Visual Basic 6 is not meant to be installed in XP.

Thats strange because I have been running Visual Basic 6 on XP ever since the day XP was first released without any problems at all.

VB6 SP6 introduced updates specifically for Windows XP. When Windows Vista was in its Beta stage it was changed in order to accommodate VB6 because there is such a large number of VB applications out there. I believe VB6 will even run on Windows 7. The Windows 7 compatibility wizard certainly doesn't complain.

Because converting a VB6 application to VB.Net is not trivial task Microsoft made Vista compatible with VB6, otherwise all those VB6 application, of which there are many would become useless, or people would just stick with earlier versions of Windows..

There is no reason why you cannot install VB6 on Windows XP providing you have the installation disk. You will need to install SP5 and SP6 which is still available from Microsoft. You just insert the CD and select Setup and follow the instructions.


Supported Operating Systems:Windows 2000;Windows Server 2003; Windows XP


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January 23, 2011 at 13:35:49

I was only pointing out what I found.

That may apply only to specifically version 6.0 .

It appears that if you install Visual Basic 2010 it supports visual basic 6 code too.

If one has a version of visual basic installed, where do you find the version of it in XP?

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January 23, 2011 at 15:18:41
Thats the problem with the Internet, there is a lot of misleading information out there. Batter to go to the horses mouth and for a Microsoft applications, that means Microsoft.

You may well be able load VB6 code into VB 2010, after all it is only a text file. But compiling it and making the application work is a different thing altogether. It will throw up a lot of compilation errors as well as run-time errors. There is a lot of differences between code written for VB6 and code written for later versions. There are also likely to be some subtle errors that do not manifest themselves immediately until the application has been running for a while. The biggest problem is the calling convention. With VB6 the default is "by reference". With later version is is "by value" to bring into line with other development platforms like C++. Nice idea but it can cause some misleading results in applications. With code written for VB6 and compiled under a later version you will need to go through the whole development and testing process all over again to ensure that the application is still doing what it was meant to do.

This will give you some idea of the problems of converting VB6 code to later versions.


Scroll down to Relation to older versions of Visual Basic (VB6 and previous) and you will see what I means. A lot of items are marked as needing a citation. I can give them one as I agree with almost everything they say.

You will know what version of VB you have installed from the splash screen when it loads or from Help > About once it is loaded. Just like Microsoft Office in fact.


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January 23, 2011 at 16:04:04
"You will know what version of VB you have installed from the splash screen when it loads or from Help > About once it is loaded."

Depending on what has been installed, but I see nothing obvious.

I have found that the Visual Basic 6 Virtual Machine file - msvbvm60.dl_ - is on my Microsoft OEM XP SP2 CD, and msvbvm60.dll is also on the system in C:\Windows\System32 and an identical one is in C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles, so at least some Visual Basic 6 files are installed when you install XP, or at least are available to be installed (I installed the operating system - MCE 2005 - but the person who owned the computer may have installed VB 6 from the CD or upgraded the VB 6 version after that).
The version of msvbvm60.dll is shown in it's Properties - - apparently Vista has that version when the operating system is first installed.

A post on the web I found says the version of it is 6.00.887 for VB 6 SP4, 6.00.8964 for VB 6 SP5.

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January 23, 2011 at 16:26:39
msvbvm60.dll is one of the runtime files that are needed to run a VB application on computers that do not have VB6 installed. C:\Windows\System32 is the normal destination for these files.

msvbvm60.dll comes with Visual Basic 6 and is normally, but not always, distributed with any Visual Basic applications.

VB runtime files are available from Microsoft to compensate for idle programmers who do not always incorporate all the necessary run time files in their application distribution.

The main VB6 programme file, not surprisingly, is called VB6.exe.


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