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What is the last update for VB6?

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The question almost says it. What is the last version issued, and where
might one now find the updates to get to that version?

Thanks,

LLoyd
Jun 27 '08 #1
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On Tue, 24 Jun 2008 19:46:42 GMT, Lloyd E. Sponenburgh wrote:
The question almost says it. What is the last version issued, and
where might one now find the updates to get to that version?
I don't know offhand what the version was, but look here:
http://tinyurl.com/5rdc3x

(Redirects to this long URL:)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/B...yLang=en&nr=20
&productId=AD4C1001-06C9-471B-A7E8-2146605A9706&sortCriteria=date

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Jun 27 '08 #2

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Lloyd E. Sponenburgh wrote:
The question almost says it. What is the last version issued, and where
might one now find the updates to get to that version?
Service pack 6, available from Microsoft downloads.

--
Dean Earley (de*********@icode.co.uk)
i-Catcher Development Team

iCode Systems
Jun 27 '08 #3

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Dean Earley <de*********@icode.co.uk>'s wild thoughts were
released on Wed, 25 Jun 2008 08:35:19 +0100 bearing the
following fruit:
>Lloyd E. Sponenburgh wrote:
>The question almost says it. What is the last version issued, and where
might one now find the updates to get to that version?

Service pack 6, available from Microsoft downloads.
FWIW, I'm still on SP3 and happy with it.
--
Jan Hyde

https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Jan.Hyde
Jun 27 '08 #4

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Jan Hyde (VB MVP) wrote:
Dean Earley <de*********@icode.co.uk>'s wild thoughts were
released on Wed, 25 Jun 2008 08:35:19 +0100 bearing the
following fruit:
>Lloyd E. Sponenburgh wrote:
>>The question almost says it. What is the last version issued, and where
might one now find the updates to get to that version?
Service pack 6, available from Microsoft downloads.

FWIW, I'm still on SP3 and happy with it.
There have been things that have caught me out that have been fixed in
later service packs :)
I can't remember details though.

--
Dean Earley (de*********@icode.co.uk)
i-Catcher Development Team

iCode Systems
Jun 27 '08 #5

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"Jan Hyde (VB MVP)" <St***********@REMOVE.ME.uboot.comwrote in message
news:4b********************************@4ax.com...
Dean Earley <de*********@icode.co.uk>'s wild thoughts were
released on Wed, 25 Jun 2008 08:35:19 +0100 bearing the
following fruit:
>>Lloyd E. Sponenburgh wrote:
>>The question almost says it. What is the last version issued, and where
might one now find the updates to get to that version?

Service pack 6, available from Microsoft downloads.

FWIW, I'm still on SP3 and happy with it.
--
Jan Hyde

https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Jan.Hyde
Get SP 6... it's worth the download time.

--
Reverend Fuzzy
Panama City, FL
http://www.msbministries.org

Jun 27 '08 #6

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"Reverend Fuzzy" <re************@spamless.msbdatasystems.comfired this
volley in news:Bs******************************@comcast.com:
>
"Jan Hyde (VB MVP)" <St***********@REMOVE.ME.uboot.comwrote in
message news:4b********************************@4ax.com...
>Dean Earley <de*********@icode.co.uk>'s wild thoughts were
released on Wed, 25 Jun 2008 08:35:19 +0100 bearing the
following fruit:
>>>Lloyd E. Sponenburgh wrote:
The question almost says it. What is the last version issued, and
where might one now find the updates to get to that version?

Service pack 6, available from Microsoft downloads.

FWIW, I'm still on SP3 and happy with it.
--
Jan Hyde

https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Jan.Hyde

Get SP 6... it's worth the download time.
I've got it. Thanks, guys.

I dunno, though. I'm working on some old legacy repairs. I can't make
the object file come out the same length as the old ones, even tho' the
re-compiled object seems to work fine. Turned on and off every switch I
could find for run-time checking, updated my VBrun libraries... Oh, well

Sigh.... the "latest" when it was compiled may not be the latest now.

LLoyd
Jun 27 '08 #7

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"Reverend Fuzzy"
<re************@spamless.msbdatasystems.com>'s wild thoughts
were released on Wed, 25 Jun 2008 10:10:00 -0500 bearing the
following fruit:
>
"Jan Hyde (VB MVP)" <St***********@REMOVE.ME.uboot.comwrote in message
news:4b********************************@4ax.com.. .
>Dean Earley <de*********@icode.co.uk>'s wild thoughts were
released on Wed, 25 Jun 2008 08:35:19 +0100 bearing the
following fruit:
>>>Lloyd E. Sponenburgh wrote:
The question almost says it. What is the last version issued, and where
might one now find the updates to get to that version?

Service pack 6, available from Microsoft downloads.

FWIW, I'm still on SP3 and happy with it.
--
Jan Hyde

https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Jan.Hyde

Get SP 6... it's worth the download time.
Why?
--
Jan Hyde

https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Jan.Hyde
Jun 27 '08 #8

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Lloyd E. Sponenburgh wrote:
I dunno, though. I'm working on some old legacy repairs. I can't
make the object file come out the same length as the old ones, even
tho' the re-compiled object seems to work fine. Turned on and off
every switch I could find for run-time checking, updated my VBrun
libraries... Oh, well
I don't think you'd ever get object files the same length/content, even
when compiling twice in a row.
Sigh.... the "latest" when it was compiled may not be the latest now.
Time progressing does that :)

--
Dean Earley (de*********@icode.co.uk)
i-Catcher Development Team

iCode Systems
Jun 27 '08 #9

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"Jan Hyde (VB MVP)" <St***********@REMOVE.ME.uboot.comwrote in message
news:it********************************@4ax.com...
"Reverend Fuzzy"
<re************@spamless.msbdatasystems.com>'s wild thoughts
were released on Wed, 25 Jun 2008 10:10:00 -0500 bearing the
following fruit:
>>
"Jan Hyde (VB MVP)" <St***********@REMOVE.ME.uboot.comwrote in message
news:4b********************************@4ax.com. ..
>>Dean Earley <de*********@icode.co.uk>'s wild thoughts were
released on Wed, 25 Jun 2008 08:35:19 +0100 bearing the
following fruit:

Lloyd E. Sponenburgh wrote:
The question almost says it. What is the last version issued, and
where
might one now find the updates to get to that version?

Service pack 6, available from Microsoft downloads.

FWIW, I'm still on SP3 and happy with it.
--
Jan Hyde

https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Jan.Hyde

Get SP 6... it's worth the download time.

Why?
Why? Because there are more new objects to use, and a lot of the old
ones have been severely upgraded to function better... unless of course,
you LIKE living in the stone age...then by all means... don't upgrade. :)
--
Reverend Fuzzy
Panama City, FL
http://www.msbministries.org


Jun 30 '08 #10

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"Reverend Fuzzy"
<re************@spamless.msbdatasystems.com>'s wild thoughts
were released on Mon, 30 Jun 2008 08:39:16 -0500 bearing the
following fruit:
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"Jan Hyde (VB MVP)" <St***********@REMOVE.ME.uboot.comwrote in message
news:it********************************@4ax.com.. .
>"Reverend Fuzzy"
<re************@spamless.msbdatasystems.com>'s wild thoughts
were released on Wed, 25 Jun 2008 10:10:00 -0500 bearing the
following fruit:
>>>
"Jan Hyde (VB MVP)" <St***********@REMOVE.ME.uboot.comwrote in message
news:4b********************************@4ax.com ...
Dean Earley <de*********@icode.co.uk>'s wild thoughts were
released on Wed, 25 Jun 2008 08:35:19 +0100 bearing the
following fruit:

>Lloyd E. Sponenburgh wrote:
>The question almost says it. What is the last version issued, and
>where
>might one now find the updates to get to that version?
>
>Service pack 6, available from Microsoft downloads.

FWIW, I'm still on SP3 and happy with it.
--
Jan Hyde

https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Jan.Hyde

Get SP 6... it's worth the download time.

Why?

Why? Because there are more new objects to use, and a lot of the old
ones have been severely upgraded to function better... unless of course,
you LIKE living in the stone age...then by all means... don't upgrade. :)
What new objects? What functions have been upgraded?
--
Jan Hyde

https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Jan.Hyde
Jun 30 '08 #11

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"Jan Hyde (VB MVP)" <St***********@REMOVE.ME.uboot.comwrote in message
news:bh********************************@4ax.com...
"Reverend Fuzzy"
<re************@spamless.msbdatasystems.com>'s wild thoughts
were released on Mon, 30 Jun 2008 08:39:16 -0500 bearing the
following fruit:
>>
"Jan Hyde (VB MVP)" <St***********@REMOVE.ME.uboot.comwrote in message
news:it********************************@4ax.com. ..
>>"Reverend Fuzzy"
<re************@spamless.msbdatasystems.com>'s wild thoughts
were released on Wed, 25 Jun 2008 10:10:00 -0500 bearing the
following fruit:
"Jan Hyde (VB MVP)" <St***********@REMOVE.ME.uboot.comwrote in message
news:4b********************************@4ax.co m...
Dean Earley <de*********@icode.co.uk>'s wild thoughts were
released on Wed, 25 Jun 2008 08:35:19 +0100 bearing the
following fruit:
>
>>Lloyd E. Sponenburgh wrote:
>>The question almost says it. What is the last version issued, and
>>where
>>might one now find the updates to get to that version?
>>
>>Service pack 6, available from Microsoft downloads.
>
FWIW, I'm still on SP3 and happy with it.
>
>
--
Jan Hyde
>
https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Jan.Hyde

Get SP 6... it's worth the download time.

Why?

Why? Because there are more new objects to use, and a lot of the old
ones have been severely upgraded to function better... unless of course,
you LIKE living in the stone age...then by all means... don't upgrade. :)

What new objects? What functions have been upgraded?
For one, "Windows Common Controls 6.0 (SP6)", which includes
new, and updated controls: Tapstrip, Toolbar, Statusbar,
Progress bar, Treeview, Listview, Imagelist, Slider, and
ImageCombo controls.

--
Reverend Fuzzy
Panama City, FL
http://www.msbministries.org

Jun 30 '08 #12

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"Reverend Fuzzy"
<re************@spamless.msbdatasystems.com>'s wild thoughts
were released on Mon, 30 Jun 2008 17:07:09 -0500 bearing the
following fruit:
>
"Jan Hyde (VB MVP)" <St***********@REMOVE.ME.uboot.comwrote in message
news:bh********************************@4ax.com.. .
>"Reverend Fuzzy"
<re************@spamless.msbdatasystems.com>'s wild thoughts
were released on Mon, 30 Jun 2008 08:39:16 -0500 bearing the
following fruit:
>>>
"Jan Hyde (VB MVP)" <St***********@REMOVE.ME.uboot.comwrote in message
news:it********************************@4ax.com ...
"Reverend Fuzzy"
<re************@spamless.msbdatasystems.com>' s wild thoughts
were released on Wed, 25 Jun 2008 10:10:00 -0500 bearing the
following fruit:

>
>"Jan Hyde (VB MVP)" <St***********@REMOVE.ME.uboot.comwrote in message
>news:4b********************************@4ax.c om...
>Dean Earley <de*********@icode.co.uk>'s wild thoughts were
>released on Wed, 25 Jun 2008 08:35:19 +0100 bearing the
>following fruit:
>>
>>>Lloyd E. Sponenburgh wrote:
>>>The question almost says it. What is the last version issued, and
>>>where
>>>might one now find the updates to get to that version?
>>>
>>>Service pack 6, available from Microsoft downloads.
>>
>FWIW, I'm still on SP3 and happy with it.
>>
>>
>--
>Jan Hyde
>>
>https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Jan.Hyde
>
>Get SP 6... it's worth the download time.

Why?

Why? Because there are more new objects to use, and a lot of the old
ones have been severely upgraded to function better... unless of course,
you LIKE living in the stone age...then by all means... don't upgrade. :)

What new objects? What functions have been upgraded?

For one, "Windows Common Controls 6.0 (SP6)", which includes
new, and updated controls: Tapstrip, Toolbar, Statusbar,
Progress bar, Treeview, Listview, Imagelist, Slider, and
ImageCombo controls.
They all come with VB6 regardless of service pack level.
What is new in SP6? I think your getting confused between
VB6 (as the version after VB5) and SP6 which is just bug
fixes (or bug introductions depending on how you want to
look at it)


--
Jan Hyde

https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Jan.Hyde
Jul 1 '08 #13

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"Jan Hyde (VB MVP)" <St***********@REMOVE.ME.uboot.comwrote in message
news:lr********************************@4ax.com...
"Reverend Fuzzy"
<re************@spamless.msbdatasystems.com>'s wild thoughts
were released on Mon, 30 Jun 2008 17:07:09 -0500 bearing the
following fruit:
>>
"Jan Hyde (VB MVP)" <St***********@REMOVE.ME.uboot.comwrote in message
news:bh********************************@4ax.com. ..
>>"Reverend Fuzzy"
<re************@spamless.msbdatasystems.com>'s wild thoughts
were released on Mon, 30 Jun 2008 08:39:16 -0500 bearing the
following fruit:
"Jan Hyde (VB MVP)" <St***********@REMOVE.ME.uboot.comwrote in message
news:it********************************@4ax.co m...
"Reverend Fuzzy"
<re************@spamless.msbdatasystems.com> 's wild thoughts
were released on Wed, 25 Jun 2008 10:10:00 -0500 bearing the
following fruit:
>
>>
>>"Jan Hyde (VB MVP)" <St***********@REMOVE.ME.uboot.comwrote in
>>message
>>news:4b********************************@4ax. com...
>>Dean Earley <de*********@icode.co.uk>'s wild thoughts were
>>released on Wed, 25 Jun 2008 08:35:19 +0100 bearing the
>>following fruit:
>>>
>>>>Lloyd E. Sponenburgh wrote:
>>>>The question almost says it. What is the last version issued, and
>>>>where
>>>>might one now find the updates to get to that version?
>>>>
>>>>Service pack 6, available from Microsoft downloads.
>>>
>>FWIW, I'm still on SP3 and happy with it.
>>>
>>>
>>--
>>Jan Hyde
>>>
>>https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Jan.Hyde
>>
>>Get SP 6... it's worth the download time.
>
Why?

Why? Because there are more new objects to use, and a lot of the old
ones have been severely upgraded to function better... unless of
course,
you LIKE living in the stone age...then by all means... don't upgrade.
:)

What new objects? What functions have been upgraded?

For one, "Windows Common Controls 6.0 (SP6)", which includes
new, and updated controls: Tapstrip, Toolbar, Statusbar,
Progress bar, Treeview, Listview, Imagelist, Slider, and
ImageCombo controls.

They all come with VB6 regardless of service pack level.
What is new in SP6? I think your getting confused between
VB6 (as the version after VB5) and SP6 which is just bug
fixes (or bug introductions depending on how you want to
look at it)
Some came with... those are the upgraded ones.

Before you condemn something new, at least read the
release notes. And if all else fails, just get the service
pack and install it... if you don't like the changes, uninstall it.
Otherwise, have fun in the 19th century. :)
--
Reverend Fuzzy
Panama City, FL
http://www.msbministries.org

Jul 1 '08 #14

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"Reverend Fuzzy"
<re************@spamless.msbdatasystems.com>'s wild thoughts
were released on Tue, 1 Jul 2008 08:23:51 -0500 bearing the
following fruit:
>
"Jan Hyde (VB MVP)" <St***********@REMOVE.ME.uboot.comwrote in message
news:lr********************************@4ax.com.. .
>"Reverend Fuzzy"
<re************@spamless.msbdatasystems.com>'s wild thoughts
were released on Mon, 30 Jun 2008 17:07:09 -0500 bearing the
following fruit:
>>>
"Jan Hyde (VB MVP)" <St***********@REMOVE.ME.uboot.comwrote in message
news:bh********************************@4ax.com ...
"Reverend Fuzzy"
<re************@spamless.msbdatasystems.com>' s wild thoughts
were released on Mon, 30 Jun 2008 08:39:16 -0500 bearing the
following fruit:

>
>"Jan Hyde (VB MVP)" <St***********@REMOVE.ME.uboot.comwrote in message
>news:it********************************@4ax.c om...
>"Reverend Fuzzy"
><re************@spamless.msbdatasystems.com>' s wild thoughts
>were released on Wed, 25 Jun 2008 10:10:00 -0500 bearing the
>following fruit:
>>
>>>
>>>"Jan Hyde (VB MVP)" <St***********@REMOVE.ME.uboot.comwrote in
>>>message
>>>news:4b********************************@4ax .com...
>>>Dean Earley <de*********@icode.co.uk>'s wild thoughts were
>>>released on Wed, 25 Jun 2008 08:35:19 +0100 bearing the
>>>following fruit:
>>>>
>>>>>Lloyd E. Sponenburgh wrote:
>>>>>The question almost says it. What is the last version issued, and
>>>>>where
>>>>>might one now find the updates to get to that version?
>>>>>
>>>>>Service pack 6, available from Microsoft downloads.
>>>>
>>>FWIW, I'm still on SP3 and happy with it.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>--
>>>Jan Hyde
>>>>
>>>https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Jan.Hyde
>>>
>>>Get SP 6... it's worth the download time.
>>
>Why?
>
>Why? Because there are more new objects to use, and a lot of the old
>ones have been severely upgraded to function better... unless of
>course,
>you LIKE living in the stone age...then by all means... don't upgrade.
>:)

What new objects? What functions have been upgraded?

For one, "Windows Common Controls 6.0 (SP6)", which includes
new, and updated controls: Tapstrip, Toolbar, Statusbar,
Progress bar, Treeview, Listview, Imagelist, Slider, and
ImageCombo controls.

They all come with VB6 regardless of service pack level.
What is new in SP6? I think your getting confused between
VB6 (as the version after VB5) and SP6 which is just bug
fixes (or bug introductions depending on how you want to
look at it)

Some came with... those are the upgraded ones.
*ALL* came with VB6. Windows common controls 6.0 came with
VB6 - service packed or not.
>Before you condemn something new, at least read the
release notes.
If you can point me to an online version I would happily do
just that. However, you seem to *know* what 'new' and
'upgraded' features there are, so I was kinda hoping you'd
share this knowledge with me and any other passing reader of
this thread.

So far you haven't listed anything that you wouldn't get
with an un-service packed version of VB6.
--
Jan Hyde

https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Jan.Hyde
Jul 1 '08 #15

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On Tue, 01 Jul 2008 13:23:51 GMT, Reverend Fuzzy wrote:
Otherwise, have fun in the 19th century. :)
It's funny seeing that in a VB6-and-older group. Oh, the irony. ;-)

--
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Jul 1 '08 #16

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"Jan Hyde (VB MVP)" <St***********@REMOVE.ME.uboot.comwrote in message
news:in********************************@4ax.com...

...<snip>..
>
If you can point me to an online version I would happily do
just that. However, you seem to *know* what 'new' and
'upgraded' features there are, so I was kinda hoping you'd
share this knowledge with me and any other passing reader of
this thread.
You are too kind... boy I would have fun with a stick ;-)
Jul 2 '08 #17

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