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    INFO: Visual Basic 6.0 (SP5) Runtime Notes

    INFO: Visual Basic 6.0 (SP5) Runtime Notes

    Document ID: IR02053
    The information in this article applies to:
    • Setup Factory 6.0


    This document provides development notes for the Visual Basic 6.0 (SP5) runtime module that is used with Setup Factory 6.0.


    Module Description

    All programs developed with Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 require a set of core runtime files in order to run. When this runtime module is added to a Setup Factory 6.0 project, the appropriate core set of files will be installed with your application.

    Developer Notes

    The Visual Basic 6.0 runtime requires the following files:


    These files are provided in the "Runtimes\vb6sp5" subdirectory of your Setup Factory 6.0 directory. We strongly reccomend that you use them instead of files by the same name on your system to guarantee file compatibility. Use other files at your own risk. The Setup Factory 6.0 project file that is merged into your project at build-time is located in the "Runtimes\vb6sp5\vb6sp5.sf6" subdirectory.

    Please be aware that in addition to these core runtime files you will need to include the executable file(s) that you created with Visual Basic as well as other support files in your project. Also be aware that Visual Basic programs often use other controls outside of the core set of runtime files. There are several ways to determine what other files will be needed by your product:

    • Use the "Scan Visual Basic Project" feature located on Setup Factory's "Tools" menu.
    • Use the "Scan File Dependencies" feature located on Setup Factory's "Tools" menu.
    • Consult the documentation of any third-party controls that you are using. Most tool vendors provide information needed to install their runtimes.


    There are a number of resources available on the Internet that you can use to find out more about re-distributing your Visual Basic 6.0 applications. Here are a few links:

    KEYWORDS: Setup Factory 6.0, Visual Basic 6.0, SP5, Runtime Notes

    Last reviewed: November 28, 2003
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