VB 6.0 and Visual Basic 2005- Need Help RRS feed

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  • Can someone help me?  I dowloaded Microsoft Visual Basic 2005.  And i was looking at http://www.vbtutor.net  and the menu to make a new file is different and you can make like ActiveX controls and other things to run programs that arent in this Visual Basic 2005 i got.  There are some other different stuff too. Is what i downloaded the latest Visual Basic 6.0?  Or do you have to buy it or u download it somewhere else.



    Monday, July 17, 2006 1:45 AM


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  • The screenshots are for VB6, even though they recommend you to use VB.NET.  You need another, better tutorial.  Try googling for "vb.net tutorial"...

    Monday, July 17, 2006 3:44 AM
  • Ok but can you download VB6? Like at msdn.microsoft or microsoft.com?  Or do you have to buy VB6. If so, How Much?
    Monday, July 17, 2006 12:45 PM
  • VB6 is unavailable through MS...You may be able to find it through Ebay or something though...I would suggest downloading VBexpress for free:



    and then checking out these samples:


    Monday, July 17, 2006 2:14 PM
  • This Visual Basic 2005 Express is Visual Basic 8.0. The express part is because it's a Lite freeware version.
    Monday, July 17, 2006 3:05 PM
  • VB6 is 8/9 years old and 3 generations of the product back from the current version.

    Download VB Express from microsoft site and learn using this.

    Lots of learning resources



    These contain free ebooks, webcasts with video showing how to do things and much of the current documentation of the VB product relates to the .NET versions - there are considerable differences between VB6 and VB.NET

    These forums are for VB.NET products - so once your using the VB Express product - you can also ask questions here and we will try and help you.


    Wednesday, July 19, 2006 2:11 AM
  • Visual Basic 6.0: A giant more powerful than ever

    Well, after 15 years it has the same power as it had in the beginning :)

    You can download this portable version of Visual Basic 6.0 from here:


    or the normal Visual Studio 6.0 CD image (contains Visual Basic 6.0):


    Thursday, February 27, 2014 9:03 AM