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Visual Basic Compiler / IDE download (newb)

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Basically I would like to downlod the visual basic 6.0 compiler, but i
already have the vb.net compiler. I had to pay for the VB.net IDE, just
wondering if I can get the vb 6.0 IDE for free or not. all comments are
appreciated. Thanks all.

-Hari
Jul 17 '05 #1
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>just
wondering if I can get the vb 6.0 IDE for free or not.


nope... different product.

If your looking to learn VB6 the cheapest solution is to go to a
discount book store and find a VB6 book that comes with the learning
edition.

Jamie
Jul 17 '05 #2

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How about the compiler, is the compiler freely downloadable? Does it come
with the IDE that I have to pay for?

Also, I know in Java, C, and VB.Net it is possible and not that difficult to
write code without an IDE like JBuilder, JCreater, Turbo C++, or Visual
Studio.NET. However, of the little VB6 that I know, all I know how to do is
drag labels in the IDE onto certain pixels. I am not at all familiar with
this concept but am an actual code writer. For example, (in java) instead of
dragging a label, I would much rather type Label l = new Label("Test
Label");. Is it possible to write code in VB6 without the use of an IDE (in
a processor such as wordpad), or is it manditory that I have one?

-Sorry for all the newb ?s, Thanks again.
Jul 17 '05 #3

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How about the compiler, is the compiler freely downloadable? nope.
Does it come with the IDE that I have to pay for? yes.

Also, I know in Java, C, and VB.Net it is possible and not that difficult to
write code without an IDE like JBuilder, JCreater, Turbo C++, or Visual
Studio.NET. However, of the little VB6 that I know, all I know how to do is
drag labels in the IDE onto certain pixels. I am not at all familiar with
this concept but am an actual code writer. For example, (in java) instead of
dragging a label, I would much rather type Label l = new Label("Test
Label");. Is it possible to write code in VB6 without the use of an IDE (in
a processor such as wordpad), or is it manditory that I have one?

you can create window components (labels, text boxes) dynamically but I
really don't think you want to do this outside of the IDE. It likely
*is* possible but one would have to ask why??

Another cheap solution to obtain VB6 would be to look on EBay.

Jamie
Jul 17 '05 #4

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Thanks a lot jamie,

I'll look on VB6 to download the VB6 IDE and compiler. Thanks alot! Good
luck with whatever you're doing!
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How about the compiler, is the compiler freely downloadable?

nope.
Does it come with the IDE that I have to pay for?

yes.

Also, I know in Java, C, and VB.Net it is possible and not that difficult to write code without an IDE like JBuilder, JCreater, Turbo C++, or Visual
Studio.NET. However, of the little VB6 that I know, all I know how to do is drag labels in the IDE onto certain pixels. I am not at all familiar with this concept but am an actual code writer. For example, (in java) instead of dragging a label, I would much rather type Label l = new Label("Test
Label");. Is it possible to write code in VB6 without the use of an IDE (in a processor such as wordpad), or is it manditory that I have one?

you can create window components (labels, text boxes) dynamically but I
really don't think you want to do this outside of the IDE. It likely
*is* possible but one would have to ask why??

Another cheap solution to obtain VB6 would be to look on EBay.

Jamie

Jul 17 '05 #5

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