Remove Designer Features in VB6 App RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    There's a VB6 legacy app using Designer Reporting/Printing features that needs to be completely removed from the project.

    Inside project, 2 forms must be removed:

    DataEnvironment (DataEnvironment.Dsr)

    DataReport (DataReport.Dsr)

    These two are simple listing the databasse to print the data, and we're going to remove them.

    The problem: we also must remove unused "References" in our project and cannot find which one are just related to this?

    But should be simple as we just have 4 candidates:

    Microsoft Data Binding Collection VB 6.0 (SP4) MSBind.dll
    Microsoft Data Environmental Instance 1.0 (SP4) MSDERUN.dll
    Microsoft Data Formatting Object Library 6.0 (SP6) msstdfmt.dll
    Microsoft Data Report Designer 6.0 (SP4) MSDbRptr.dll

    Please advise which ones to remove SAFELY?


    Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:57 PM

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  • Hi

    I could be on the wrong track here, but .......

    If I want to remove Form(s) from a project, I just use Delete in the Solution Explorer. This leaves the orphaned references to be picked up with a Build. Then I go through and fix (remove/replace) those etc.

    It is as safe as I can imagine anything could be.

    Regards Les, Livingston, Scotland

    Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:10 PM
  • Thanks, I know that, I asked if above 4 items are related? :)

    I removed them all (4) and didn't find a problem, just checking...

    • Edited by OSVBNET Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:33 PM
    Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:28 PM

    Thank you for posting here.

    According to your description, your issue is more related to VB6. Therefore, it will be more appropriate to ask your question in VB6 Forums

    The VB forum is for VB.Net related questions as well as a Discussion board for VB.Net Language related topics.

    Thank you for your understanding.

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    Wednesday, December 18, 2019 7:19 AM