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VB 6 buggy or not buggy?

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The question says it all, enough people have used it now to get a feel for it, so feel free to comment on what you think it's quality is. Any big holes? Worth the trouble?

Please just post comments, It's not worth any points so I will not be locking for a couple of days!
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by:waty
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I have tried to install it this week-end (comming from the Final release of August MSDN subscription), during the installation, several files where not found (MSDN for the help, some DLL, some ICO, CUR...)

Due to that, I have not yet tested it.

NB : A service pack for VB6 is planed for this month.
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Buggy.  I've loaded it on two different PCs.  One installation had VB5 and VB6 together and one had VB6 by itself.  Both setup experienced frequent lockups and GPFs in the Designe Environment. I've heard and confirmed that most of the glitches occurs when editing object properties.  I've also tried installing the OS fresh (Win95 by the way on each install) and then installing VB6.  Be sure the print out the Readme file and read every page before installing VB6.  I understand the there will be a service pack at the end of the month mostly correcting some run-time issues.


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Are you kidding?!  Anyone that's used Microsoft software knows that they release BETA software to the public and then after the public finds all their bugs for them, they put out patches... OOPS!!  I used the "P" word!  The correct term is "Service Pack" or "Upgrade".    ; P

VB 6 will mess up your system development wise if you have VB 5 installed on it already.  Microsoft can never get it together when it comes to upgrading their software from one version to the next.  As it was with upgrading Win 3.1 to Win 95 and from Win 95 to Win 98... completely UNINSTALL VB 5 and then install VB 6 fresh.  Don't expect everything that you do in VB 6 to work in VB 5 but seems most the stuff can be interchanged as it seems the core of VB 5 & 6 are the same.  VB 6 offers a few kewl bells and whistles that make it neat but I'm gunna wait a while before converting over to it as it will take some time before the standard changes from 5 to 6.

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Touch wood

No problems so far, I have VB5 and VB6 co-existing, on NT/95/98. I have even shipped some ditties to customers. I think the reliability of this release stems from the similarity to VB5.

This must be the first +ve comment I have ever given MS!
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Thanks chris_a, ill reject for now, I just thought it would be interesting to do a quick survey, any other comments?
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Sorry meant to leave a comment
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OK, seems dead here, any of you guys still monitoring can answer for a free "A"  
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wford,

Close it up, bud.   =]
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