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  • Dependency Module: Visual Basic 6 SP6

    Use the Visual Basic 6 SP6 dependency module with MSI Factory 2.0 to detect and install Visual Basic 6 SP6.

    Background Information
    Installs Service Pack 6 for Visual Basic 6.0 provides the latest updates to Visual Basic 6.0. It is recommended for all users of Visual Basic 6.0. Applications and controls written in Visual Basic 6 require the VB6 SP6 Redistributable Package to be installed on the computer where the application or control runs. The Visual Basic 6 SP6 installation package is available as a stand-alone executable file, VB6.0-KB290887-X86.exe. When this dependency module is included in your setup, it installs Visual Basic 6 SP6 if needed.

    Installation Instructions
    To make Visual Basic 6 SP6 dependency module available in your MSI Factory 2.0 projects, follow the steps below:
    1. Close MSI Factory 2.0, if it is running.
    2. Browse to the folder where MSI Factory 2.0 is installed on your system. By default it is C:\Program Files\MSI Factory (on Windows Vista (64-bit) it is C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI Factory).
    3. Open the folder called Dependencies.
    4. Unzip the contents of (see bottom of article) into the dependencies folder.
    5. Download the Visual Basic 6 SP6 setup file (VB6.0-KB290887-X86.exe) into the vb6sp6_Include subfolder.
    6. Restart MSI Factory 2.0.
    To use your new dependency module, select Build > Settings from the main menu. Select standard bootstrapper option and click the Edit button. Click dependencies tab and click Add button. Select Visual Basic 6 SP6 dependency module from the list of available dependency modules. Visual Basic 6 SP6 should now be visible in the dependency modules section. You can edit or customize the configuration of the dependency module in the configuration section.

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    Module Name: Visual Basic 6 SP6
    Type: MSI Factory 2.0 Dependency Module
    Created By: kumar (7/15/2008)
    Last Revision: July 15, 2008 (001)
    Disclaimer: This dependency module is not officially supported by Indigo Rose. If you have any issues or feedback please contact me or post in the forum.
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  • #2

    I may be completely wrong, in which case just delete my post..

    Question: is this module expected to pack the Visual Basic 6 SP6 run-time files ? If so, then note that you're pointing to the Visual Basic Service Pack#6 here, which is OK to update an existing Visual Basic 6 to service Pack 6. But it has nothing to do with run-time files, which are a different thing.

    The file you need to include is vbrun60sp6.exe not the one your link refers to.

    Am I wrong ??



    • #3
      This dependency is for VB6 SP6 runtime. But the link is pointing to VB6 SP6. Thanks for pointing it out. I cannot update my original post so I am posting the correct link here:

      The file you need to download is: VB6.0-KB290887-X86.exe. This self extracting file contains vbrun60sp6.exe.

      If someone downloaded the file using the original incorrect link the dependency would not have worked anyway because the dependency is looking for VB6.0-KB290887-X86.exe and the person would have downloaded Vs6sp6B.exe.