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Windows 7: Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows 7

06 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (desktop) / x64 (laptop)
 
 
Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows 7

Is there a version of Visual Basic 6.0 that actually works with Windows 7 without having the need to use Windows XP Mode? The ones I downloaded off the internet had trouble installing in Windows 7 but runs just fine on Windows XP. It's VB6.0 Enterprise that I tried to use by the way. .


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07 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I got this on search. Have no idea if it's reliable:

Install VB6 on Windows 7
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07 Jul 2011   #3

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Thanks Miles - been wondering if that would work....I'll give it a go and report back.
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07 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Nice link,but I think that it should work with only changing the compatibility to Windows XP SP3.
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08 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
Nice link,but I think that it should work with only changing the compatibility to Windows XP SP3.
Isn't that cheating?

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08 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (desktop) / x64 (laptop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
I got this on search. Have no idea if it's reliable:

Install VB6 on Windows 7
I'll see if this works when the desktop got fixed. .
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08 Jul 2011   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

for a good learning level basic, try:

Microsoft Small Basic

from microsoft.
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09 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (desktop) / x64 (laptop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
for a good learning level basic, try:

Microsoft Small Basic

from microsoft.
I might try this one sometime. .
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09 Jul 2011   #9

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Nice link Karl.
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09 Jul 2011   #10

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

As long as we are suggesting versions of basic, FreeBASIC is interesting in that it uses gas and/or gcc to produce very small stand-alone exe programs for Win32. It doesn't have the advanced RAD form designer of VB but it has header files similar to C for calling WinAPI routines. Also has headers for vb and other Basic flavor compatibility. For small command line utilities it's killer. As example my utility to set the work area of the desktop, Adjust Work Area, is a command line FB exe that's only 81 KB with version info and custom icon in the .exe.

Here's a download link to FreeBASIC releases:
http://www.freebasic.net/index.php/download

You can make dialog based apps also using a resource editor. There are a few 3rd party add-ons for dialog design but they're not on the same level as VB or Delphi.

Still, it can be done. There are also gtk based tools for cross platform gui Linux/Windows.

edit: Just found this form designer for FreeBASIC
Firefly3

It's very close to Delphi or VB form designer. Makes creating form based Win32 stand alone programs a snap!!

Here's one I just knocked off to test it out:

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