Vb6.0 Guide

Visual Basic 6 (VB6) was one of the easiest programming languages to learn back in the day. It was released in 1998 and is now replaced by Visual Basic .NET (VB.NET)

How to install vb6.0 Applications.

To install vb6.0 follow the steps below to get started:

Step1: Installing the programming language

1.   Turn off User Account Control (UAC).

2.   Insert Visual Studio 6 CD or download the vb6 program from this link http://getintopc.com/softwares/development/visual-studio-6-0-enterprise-edition-free-download/.

3.   Wait for Auto run or run the .exe setup file to begin.

4.   On this and other Program Compatibility Assistant warnings, click Run Program.

5.   Click Next.

6.   If a pin or id is required before proceeding then type zero (0) or (1) to the end.

7.   Click "I accept agreement", then Next.

8.   Enter name and company information, click next.

9.   Select Custom Setup, click next.

vb6.0 Custom Setup Options

10.               Click Continue, and then Ok.

11.               Setup will "think to itself" for about 2 minutes. Processing can be verified by starting Task Manager, and checking the CPU usage of ACMSETUP.EXE.

12.               On the options list, select the following:

a.     Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0

b.     ActiveX

c.      Data Access

d.     Graphics

Custom Setup Options for vb6.0

e.      All other options should be unchecked.

f.       Click Continue, setup will continue.

13.               Finally, a successful completion dialog will appear, at which click Ok. At this point, Visual Basic 6 is installed.

Finally vb6.0 setup has completed successfully

14.               If you do not have the MSDN CD, clear the checkbox on the next dialog, and click next. You'll be warned of the lack of MSDN, but just click Yes to accept.

15.               Click Next to skip the installation of Install shield. This is a really old version you don't want anyway.

16.               Click next again to skip the installation of BackOffice, VSS, and SNA Server. Not needed!

17.               On the next dialog, clear the checkbox for "Register Now", and click Finish.

18.               The wizard will exit, and you're done. You can find VB6 under Start, All Programs, and Microsoft Visual Studio 6. Enjoy!

19.               Turn On UAC again


Step 2: Running vb6.0 files.

1.     Extract the zip file you downloaded.

2.     Double click on the extracted folder.

3.     Double click on the project name file with extension (.vbp – Visual Basic Project).

4.     If you encounter any error, bypass them clicking OK and Continue. The program file has not been used since then.

5.     Click on the Start button of the vb6.0 program to run the application.

6.     That is all.


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