Issues Running VB6 In XP Mode of Win 7 Ultimate?
Posted on 2010-11-28
I am a developer and must support the OS platforms and software develpment tools that my clients use. I recently purchased a new computer. Win XP is no longer available so I ordered the PC with Win 7 Ultimate and planned to use XP Mode for any XP specific products. So far VB6 is the only product that would not load 'natively' in Win 7 Ult.
I am concerned with issuse in general but right now I have one specific issue.
I set up the XP Mode as specified and was initially very encouraged but ran into an issue with my app. The main form in my app contains a tab contol with 5 tabs. As expected clicking the tab opens the contents of that tab. When I click the first tab after being on any of the other 4 tabs the contenst fo the prior tab are 'ghosted' on the display of the first tab. This does not happen when clicking between any of the other tabs regrdless of what the prior tab was.
I click tab 2 and see the contents of that tab.
I then click Tab 4 and see the contents of that tab.
I then click Tab 1 and see the contents of tab 4 'ghosted' behind the contents of tab 1. Anywhere there is space on the contents of tab 1 I see the contents of tab 4.
I click on tab 3 and see it perfectly.
I can click anywhere btween tabs 2 and 5 endlessly and everythign looks fine. As soon as I click on the first tab the contents of the prior tab intermingle with the contents of the first tab,
I am also concerend about any other issues that EE'ers have encountered trying to develop VB6 in the XP mode environment. Right now I'm leaning towards returning the new PC.