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Windows 7: Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows 7

11 Jul 2011   #11
dothackjhe

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

I appreciate the creativity and sarcasm, but then again, it's VB6.0 I'm really interested at the moment. Sucks to be in a third world country. But still, I'm thankful to the gifts that I have.


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11 Jul 2011   #12
KremmenUK

MSDN Home Premium
 
 

I have VB6 SP6 working fully on Win7 32 Bit (no XP Mode)

The only change you need to make is to the compatibility mode. Can't remember which one exactly as I'm not where the PC is but it was a small issue with dragging the windows about in IDE mode.

The only other issue is not to use the 'Forms2' component (Microsoft Office forms) as they don't work under Win7.
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11 Jul 2011   #13
dothackjhe

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KremmenUK View Post
I have VB6 SP6 working fully on Win7 32 Bit (no XP Mode)

The only change you need to make is to the compatibility mode. Can't remember which one exactly as I'm not where the PC is but it was a small issue with dragging the windows about in IDE mode.

The only other issue is not to use the 'Forms2' component (Microsoft Office forms) as they don't work under Win7.
I guess VB6.0 is not fully compatible with Windows 7 to really begin with, and running the language in Windows XP Mode is still better than in Windows 7 environment.
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12 Jul 2011   #14
KremmenUK

MSDN Home Premium
 
 

Depends on what you want to do.

If you need VB6 and you want Win7 then it does work with some minor tweaking.

As far as the final exe's are concerned, they run just fine.

I'm now multi tasking and using VB2010 as well.
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12 Jul 2011   #15
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

If you have a copy of XP it's not all that hard to put it on another partition. You get a real environment rather than virtual. I did it with VC++ 6. Those tools take up little space compared to the new versions. You can easily carve off 125 GB or so. Plus when you muck about with your programming it's a lot less likely to produce side-effects on your main OS.
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