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VB6 and XP

VB6 and XP

VB6 and XP

Hi all,

My office is looking to update its computers to Microsoft XP operating system and office.

Is this a problem for the running of first visual basic 6 itself, and sencondly applications made with VB6.(That is will they run on computers without XP.)

Any input would be appreciated.


RE: VB6 and XP

I havn't had any problems here.

RE: VB6 and XP

I transfer my VB6 projects between home, (where I am on XP), and work, (where I was on Windows 98, now Windows NT), have have not yet had a compatability problem.

It would appear that there are no problems in transferring VB6 programs from one Windows system to another.


RE: VB6 and XP

VB6 is VB6 regardless of the operating system.

But if you choose to upgade to VB.net for application design or receive a VB.net built application, you need to download a service pack from MS to allow it to run on a VB6 machine.

       "If you don't use your head,
                       your going to have to use your feet."

RE: VB6 and XP

Thanks All,

It seems I should be right.


RE: VB6 and XP

my VB6 seems to run better on XP... Home and Pro...

You also have a lot more options in windows api calls you can use via VB in XP...

Such as alpha-blending and other XP functions...

Just watch out when programming for XP...
If your program needs to be backwards compatible as far as windows is concerned... Like any other programming language... make sure to check the compatibility of the controls and api calls...

Good Luck
-Josh Stribling

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