How to maintain a VB6-program today?

Inkimar 1 Reputation point
2021-08-13T12:28:39.19+00:00

Hi,

It has fallen on me to support a VB6-system that is installed on a Windows-7 machine.
Now my IT-department gave me a computer with Windows-7 installed (64bit, due to forticlient).
I am not successful when installning the VB6 on this system, i followed some guidelines online - but I seem to fall short.

How can I maintain a VB6-system.

  1. is it possible to maintain the code on a windows10-machine ?
  2. Am I able to install a VB6 IDE/SDK on a Windows7 64bitmachine ?

best, Ink

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  1. MotoX80 32,246 Reputation points
    2021-08-13T13:42:13.207+00:00

    VB6 IDE support ended in 2008. "The Visual Basic 6.0 IDE is no longer supported as of April 8, 2008."

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/visualstudio/visual-basic-6/visual-basic-6-support-policy

    If that application is critical to running your business, then I would suggest that you migrate it to VB.Net.

    https://www.codeguru.com/csharp/.net/net_asp/miscellaneous/article.php/c6975/Migration-Tips-from-VB-6-to-VBNET.htm

    https://www.codeproject.com/articles/31960/upgrading-vb6-to-vb-net

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