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Can't Compile App!!??

Posted on 2003-11-16
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Hi,  

This one really has me stumped.

I am using Visual Basic 6.0 Professional on an XP
machine.  I have developed an application that I wish to
make into an .exe - I want to be able to go to the:  
File --> Make 'My_Program' .exe... option in the Visual
Basic menu and make the executable,  but this option is
ALWAYS ghosted out??  Why is this?  I am not running the
Learning version - I am running Professional?

If I use the P&D wizard I can get an .exe created by
creating the setup package,  but that is the only way?  

Why can I not create the exe the normal way?  Any help
would be greatly appreciated.

TIA.

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Question by:eclipse707
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by:NBrownoh
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is it registered?
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by:mlmcc
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Did you have the Educational versioin loaded at one time?  If so did you completely uninstall it before instally VB Pro?

Since PDW can create an exe you obviously have the Pro version loaded somewhere.  Are you sure when you open VB it is VB Pro?

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by:NBrownoh
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that makes more sense than my question, i was thinking in terms of having trial apps and then going to full, sorry if that sounded stupid, its almost bed time :)
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by:eclipse707
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This is a new computer :-) and has not had the Learning version on it at any stage,  the version of VB I am running is definately the Professional Edition - at least it says it is in the Splash screen.  When I go to the About box within VB it all seems to be normal,  no suggestion of limitations or anything.

I find this unusual.
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by:mlmcc
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Try uninstalling VB6 and reinstalling.

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by:eclipse707
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Yeah,  I had tried that - but to no avail.
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by:mlmcc
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Do you have permissions to the VB directories?  Are you restricted in any way from writing to the hard drive?

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by:eclipse707
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To my knowledge I am not restricted,  I logon to my computer as an administrator,  and VB was installed under my user profile.
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by:Dabas
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Hi eclipse707,
When you go into Help->About, can you copy any of the version informatio here so that we can compare with what our say?

For example, mine says:
Microsoft Visual Basic 6(SP 5)
Copywrite 1987-2000 Microsoft Corp.
Version 8988
VBA Retail 6.0.8964 Forms3: 2.01


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Mine says:
Microsoft Visual Basic 6
Copywrite 1987-1998 Microsoft Corp.
Version 8176
VBA Retail 6.0.8169 Forms3: 2.01

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by:eclipse707
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Microsoft Visual Basic 6 (SP5)
For 32-bit Windows Development
Copywrite c 1987-2000 Microsoft Corp

Version 8988
VBA Retail 6.0.8964 Forms3: 2.01

Verbatim.  Any ideas?
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eclipse707:
Looks like its time to give uncle Microsoft a call and hope they don't ask for your credit card details

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Just as I thought....oh well...
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Keep us informed!

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