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Help with Basics

Help with Basics

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  I have two cd's ms visual c++ and vb 6.0 working model edition. I am a newbe to programming and would like to create a .exe file out of vb code but of course can't with the learning cd. I have (no hightlighted save as exe).

  Can I use the visual c++ professional edition (that I might as well give to someone because I am not using it) to compile the vb code??? [][][][

  Hope the question makes sense! Thank you in advance for any help or pointers you can provide.

RE: Help with Basics

You could download the Express/Beta of 2005 edition from the MS site.  It is free but pretty big.  It is not VB6: more like VB.net and it does create an exe.

Hang on to the VC++: it has useful tools that may or may not exist in VB like depends.exe (tells you what DLLs a program uses) and spy++ (tells you what messages a program is receiving).

It is also useful for noddy programs that hammer comm ports.  You can do the same in VB but the speed just isn't there.

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