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Will apps written in VB6 in Win/98 Install on XP

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I have a VB6 app that I developed under W/98. I used the tool that came with VB6 to build the EXE, cabs files and install disk. I will need to install it on a newer machine running XP. Will I run into problems during the installation? Will XP run the install program? I want to point out that on the W/98 machine the App used Access 2000 as the database, I'm sure the new machine will have Office XP on it. Will this cause a problem? Can I still add Dataset names to the ODBC in office XP for the app to run?
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by:Éric Moreau
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your application will run without problems.
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by:hrogers
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That's a good answer. I was just fearfull that Microsoft XP needed a patch to do this. The app contains controls like the tabs control, will the install app overwrite a newer verson that might come with Office XP? Have you done this before or know someone who has?
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by:Éric Moreau
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if you are using standard installation package (PDW, wise, installshield, ...), newest files are not overwritten.

Your app may have a slightly different interfaces on XP.
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by:hrogers
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Thanks, I'm using what came with VB 6 professional. Under tools, there is a distribution wizard type app that builds CAB files based upon the VB project you select, it compiles it first.
The files it creates are a setup program, and the CAB files.

On the user machine you run the intall (setup) program and it creates the area under program files for the app and installs the EXE, controls (DLL's ?) and everything. After you just click on the EXE and it runs the APP. (of course I create a shortcut). Maybe this distrubution tool is outdated? But you're saying it will work under XP right?
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Yes.
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