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Unable to connect to server with VisualInterdev 6 on Windows 7 64

I installed Visual InterDev 6 on Window 7. I also installed Visual InterDev SP6.
Visual InterDev 6 opens ok
When creating a new project....I get the error of "unable to connect to server http://ez1"
Note: ez1 is the name of my local pc (a laptop).
Another pc on my network is ez3, and ez1 connects to it via cat5 cable & switch.

When creating a new project on ez1....and I select ez3 (the network pc)...Visual InterDev 6 likes that.

That would be ok if ez1 was always connected to ez3.
But ez1 is a laptop & travels with me.

I need to get ez1 working so I can use Visual InterDev 6 on the road.

Does this sound like an IIS issue with Windows 7 ?

Any ideas ?

.NET ProgrammingMicrosoft Legacy OSVisual Basic Classic

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Thanks for the info.

I already use VS2010 Pro.
That's not really the issue.

I have some clients who have legacy apps using both vs6 and VB6.
It is unrealistic, but noble, to think the entire world can 'upgrade' to the latest microsoft system....which of course will change again and again and again.

I maintain a development pc with the windows xp and vs6 to support my clients.
I just thought it would be nice to be able to use a single pc (or laptop) to do that.

I really appreciate your comments.
Thanks !!
You are lucky to be working on Windows, were the advanced stuff that was developped at the beginning of the 90's did work well for a good 15 years. Some programs are even still running after 30 years. The old Sim City I was running in MS-DOS 3.0 somewhere in the middle of the 80's still works in Windows 7.

Ask anybody who has a Mac what happens on their software in only 5 to 10 of OS evolution.

The main problem with Visual Interdev does not come from Windows. It comes from the web that has moved so fast that the need for those old tools is very low. So much that it is not sound for Microsoft to keep supporting them. If they had to design Windows 7 to support everything that comes from 1996, they would have to make too many concessions. This is one of the reasons they lost a bit of ground to the Mac over time. Apple does not care about old applications and older computers, so it made it easier for them to innnovate on the OS level.
Visual Basic Classic
Visual Basic Classic

Visual Basic is Microsoft’s event-driven programming language and integrated development environment (IDE) for its Component Object Model (COM) programming model. It is relatively easy to learn and use because of its graphical development features and BASIC heritage. It has been replaced with VB.NET, and is very similar to VBA (Visual Basic for Applications), the programming language for the Microsoft Office product line.

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