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FileSystemObject, with VB 6 and Windows XP

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I've been trying to use the Scripting.FileSystemObject in VB 6 on my Windows XP Pro machine.

The object doesn't seem to exists, from what the error messages are returning:

"User-defined type not defined"

Has the scripting code changed between win2000 and XP?

Has anyone been able access folders and file information with VB 6 on XP?

Note: Unsure, but, do I have to install windows scripting on XP?
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Question by:Timelib
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Hi Timelib,

Seems like the scrrun.dll isn't recognized, you could try late binding if you use early binding. You recompiled the code on the XP machine?

Also a note on fso in VB, it was intended for scripting languages like VBScript. VB has his own file I/O capabilities you'd need. When all else fails there are always a few API functions to use.

:O)Bruintje
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by:Valliappan AN
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You're right that Windows Scripting is needed to run FSO. Not sure though w.r.t. XP. Otherwise, as suggested already by bruintje, you can use other methods, so that you dont need to reference to one more DLL in your project.

Still if you wish to use FSO, just check scrrun.dll is there in your system and also registered: i.e.
Start/Run - RegSvr32.exe scrrun.dll

Hope it helps.
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by:Timelib
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scrrun.dll is in XP Pro, and registered but its not except it as defined.

What API functions can be called, and were can I get examples or more information on them?
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by:Timelib
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I've wrote with the FSO before, I just forgot one minor step......binding (referencing) the scrrun.dll first.....

And I call my self a programmer....

Thanks for the help.
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by:Valliappan AN
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We had faced problems with FSO, say, if a system does not have Windows Scripting Host(hope, this could happen, if Internet Explorer installed in Win95 is default one, and not like IE4 or IE5). Then your program wont run, causing error.

So, recommend not using FSO, otherwise include it(scrrun.dll) in your project installation and register in installation PC.

Hope it helps.
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