We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

Installing VB 6.0 Over VS2005/VSS 2005

EchoBinary
EchoBinary asked
on
Medium Priority
202 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
Didnt know where to put this - so here:

Hello - for this case I am primarily an ASP.NET programmer with Visual Studio2005/VSS 2005/ SQL 2005 installed.
A situation came up where a client wants an application done in VB 6.0.

Several questions about this.
1) Path of least resistance: Is it possabel to to VB Application Development in VS2005  - WITHOUT using the .NET framework?
2) Application Installation Musical Chairs- Installing VB 6.0 from the msdn download seems to be locking up. I speculate it is because VS2005 is already installed.
Do I need to uninstall VS 2005 and then install VS 6.0 and _THEN_ re-install VS 2005?

Are there any known issues with either of these approaches? Or a better way to do it?
I am limited to one dev. box, and dual booting isnt an option due to space. One box, one boot OS.

Any suggestions?
Comment
Watch Question

High School Computer Science, Computer Applications, Digital Design, and Mathematics Teacher
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Top Expert 2009
Commented:
You can't do VB6 development from VS2005.

The two can coexist side by side without any conflicts.  In fact, I have VB6, VB.Net 2003 and VB.Net 2005 on my system with no problems.  Though I installed them in that order...

They all use independent libraries (the VB6 runtime, .Net 1.1 and .Net 2.0) which supposedly do not interfere with each other.

Not the solution you were looking for? Getting a personalized solution is easy.

Ask the Experts
Access more of Experts Exchange with a free account
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Create a free account to continue.

Limited access with a free account allows you to:

  • View three pieces of content (articles, solutions, posts, and videos)
  • Ask the experts questions (counted toward content limit)
  • Customize your dashboard and profile

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.