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.

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