Hello all. I am still using vb6 on a fairly daily basis. I have created a program for a couple of friends and emailed it to them. One thing we have talked about trying to do is make the program update itself using the web instead of having to email a new executable to them each time an update is done.

I found a post on freevbcode.com site that got me almost to my goal.


I used this code and followed all of the instructions (Or at least I think I did). I have an updated file on my web site and I have actually gotten this little updater to go online, check the version online and check the version on the local computer.

Anyway, everything works except when the new executable file is downloaded I cannot open it. Whenever I click on it it just opens a ms-dos command prompt window for a brief second and then closes.

If anyone can help I would appreciate it.

I just need a program that will update my programs via the internet.