Monday, June 9, 2014

Microsoft Declines VB6 Petition

Microsoft has Declined the VB6 Uservoice Petition with 7,400 Votes. Group Program Manager Left a Note and Closed the suggestion. Visit the site to read his comments.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Windows 7 Compatibility for VB6 Apps

These articles show how to make your VB6 apps compatible with Windows Vista, 7 and its UAC.

Modifications Required for VB6 Applications to Work on Vista/7 [Visit]

SysFolders - Code to get system folder location [Visit]

Where to put data under Vista? [Visit]

Help Authoring Tools & Code

These tools help you make helpfiles for your applications and controls.

HTML Help COM Assistant - Nice tool to automatically generate HTML Help documentation for your COM/ActiveX component. [Visit Website]

HTML Help Workshop - Freeware from microsoft to generate HTML Help Files. [Visit Website]

Help Visual Basic Class Module - Complete VB6 Module to work with HTML Helpfiles [Visit Website]

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

VB6 on Windows 8

VB6 Will Work on Windows 8 :D

  • No specific mention of VB6 or other legacy technology.
  • Win32 and COM still available.
  • VB6 Runtimes wont be there in Windows 8.
  • Windows 8 will run all application that ran on Windows 7.
  • x86 application wont run on ARM based Windows 8, including VB6 Apps.
  • They are going to provide compilers to C, C++ developers to compile for Arm Windows 8.
Windows 8:
  • Available for x86, x64, ARM
  • Hardware requirement same as Windows 7
  • Target of running all application that ran on Windows 7
  • Includes new UI style called Metro
  • Includes new Metro UI style Touch based Desktop (Along with Old Desktop)
  • Metro application are written in HTML5, JavaScript, XAML (.NET)
  • New APIs (WinRT) for Metro apps callable from JavaScript similar to desktop gadget engine.
VB6 Runtimes are included in the Alpha Release.

Screenshot of VB6 running on Windows 8.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Remove Icon from VB6 Form

Many times we set icon on form which we dont want, and there is no option to remove, you can only replace it. But sometimes we need to let the default VB icon remain like when we are setting the icon using code. To remove icon from VB6 form, open your form .frm file in notepad and under " Begin VB.Form Form1 " look for " Icon = "Form1.frx":0000 "

Remove this line and save, open your project and VB6 will display an error, now save the project. This will remove the icon.

Note: Be careful while editing files using notepad.
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