Changes on version 4.7 - 03/15/2017
FIXED: MSDN Library recognition
Again: in some cases did not identify correctly the CD structure of MSDN 98 version.
FIXED: OS recognition
In some cases did not identify correctly the OS version.
Changes on version 4.6 - 03/04/2017
FIXED: Erroneously referring to the version number 4.5, instead of 4.6.
The program is the same, so download only if you want read 4.6 instead of 4.5.
Changes on version 4.6 - 01/04/2017
FIXED: MSDN Library recognition
In some cases did not identify correctly the CD structure of MSDN 98.
NEW: New Browse for Folder window (customized)
When open to browse for folder, the current folder is already visible.
The standard BrowseForFolder of Windows doesn't show the selected folder!
Changes on version 4.5 - 02/26/2016
- NEW: added detection of ALL MSDN Library editions
The various editions of the MSDN Library can be distributed with a variable number of CDs (2, 3 or 4), users could have difficulty installing the MSDN Library.
VS6I is now able to detection all MSDN Library editions and inform the user about the edition he has chosen.
See help file for complete info
Changes on version 4.4 - 09/27/2015
- NEW: added detection of MSDN Library Subscription October 2001
VS6I is able to detection the MSDN Library subscription DVD, en_msdn_library_october2001_dvd, which it DVD structure is a bit different from the MSDN98 version (2 CD) that come with CD distribution of Visual Studio 6.0 or Visual Basic 6.0.
Changes on version 4.3 - 09/12/2015
- CHANGE: VS6I fails to find or copy MSJAVA.DLL
This error can be caused by permissions when VS6I try to access folders..
In this case, now VS6I allow you to CONTINUE, without checking the existence of the file.
Before choosing CONTINUE button, make sure the file exists in C:\Windows
- NEW: Add the ? button (right-top of ribbonbar) to open directly the help file
Changes on version 4.2 - 08/19/2015
NEW: Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise Edition
For users that have the Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise Edition, will see that on the Setup all unnecessary options are already disabled.
This is to ensure that Visual Basic installation ends without errors on any version of Windows, especially the version 10!
However, you can add any option, too.
However, the 'unnecessary' options should be disabled in ALL editions.
I.e., Visual SourceSafe option will disabled both VS 6.0 Enterprise and VB 6.0 Enterprise.
Note: this also prevents the Windows restart, so you can install all Visual Basic 6.0, the MSDN Library and the Service Pack 6 without interruptions.
CHANGE: Visual Basic 6.0 setup fails
Under certain circumstances, the setup of VB 6.0 ends with error, or not start. Correct.
CHANGE: Register Shared components.
Due to a different address of the Registry in Windows 10, VS6I could not read the information relating to the shared components, so all OCX were disabled.
Now VS6I again is able to read information then to install shared components.
CHANGE: Install shared components (source path)
On some cases, VS6I was not able to retrieve the correct source path of the component, which should be: \Common\Tools\VB.
Note: the location of this path may vary depending on the edition of VS/VB you own.
For example, in the Italian version of VS 6.0 Enterprise is on the CD #3, while in the English version of VB Enterprise 6.0 and VB 6.0 Professional is in the CD #1. Check your edition, before to install.
Changes on version 4.1
1. NEW: Support for Windows 10 (final build 10240)
Please read Windows 10 issue
2. CHANGE: Permissions to access Registry.
VS6I no longer displays the error message.
3. Add option to set compatibility to Windows Vista SP2
Recommended in Windows 10.
4. MSJAVA.DLL zero-lenght problem solved.
Changes on version 4.0:
NEW: GUI completely renewed
Improved graphic user interface: Office 2013 Ribbon style.
NEW: Add support for old controls
Install and register old controls like: AniBtn32.ocx, Threed32.ocx, and so on...
Caution: old controls may not compatible on Windows Vista and next OS versions.
However, all have been tested and seem to work.
NEW: Add support for Windows 10 Technical Preview (v. 6.4 build 9860)
VS6Installer install correctly VS6/VB6, MSDN e SP6 on Windows 10.
NEW: Disable Data Access option, to disable Data Access on setup (HOME tab)
In Windows 8 and Windows 10 (Technical Preview) disables the installation of some outdated components, related to Data Access, that affect the execution of Visual Basic 6.0.
NEW: Install Graphics option, to install all Graphics files on setup (HOME tab)
CHANGES: Crystal Report 4.6 installation.
Improved the installation of Crystal Reports 4.6 (Segeate) and fixed some minor bugs.
Changes on version 3.0:
NEW: Add VB6.0 Enterprise Edition.
Changes on version 2.1:
Fixed: Installation VB6.0 doesn't start.
Changes on version 2.0:
New: If Windows need to restart after installation, VS6 Installer also restart with Windows
This allow you can continue setup without re-run VS6 Installer manually.
New: Create a Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 link on Desktop and Quick Launch bar (Options menu)
The installation of Visual Basic does not create any link; This command allows you to create a link easy. If link already exists do nothing, shows a warning.
New: Add option to set VB6.EXE to Run As Administrator (Options menu)
Fixed: In the English version of the MSDN CD1, the structure of folders and files may be different with other versions; the result is that when start to prepare the 2MSDN60 folder you receive a error File not found.
Fixed: Crystal Report 4.6 improved
Help file updated
Add Know Issues topic, where reported users issues and related solutions.
Other minor improvements