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    Question VB File Versions during Installation

    VB6/WinXP/Hobby Programmer. My computer is approx 2 years old with fully updated Windows XP (to SP3).

    My question ... when my App is packaged with the VB P&D wizard does it draw the necessary files to package from my current Windows folders (sys32, newest versions out), or does it pull them from some VB repository that is as old as the VB installation itself (with SP6).

    Along those lines, will it help my P&D package to be more updated (keeping the target computer from having to ask if user wants to overwrite newer files) if I package from a computer with a fully updated Win7, versus my fully updated XP computer? Or would that not matter?

    Trying to get around my app looking so outdated when target machines keep saying they have newer file versions.

    Any input appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    Doesn't use PDW of VB6 to create Setup!
    Too old tool.
    Use a modern installer, like InnoSetup (free!)
    www.innosetup.com

    Also, read this:
    Modifications Required for VB6 Applications to Work on Vista
    http://www.vbforums.com/showthread.p...02#post2807202


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    It draws from what it on your machine so make sure you are up to date with your service packs.
    I don't answer coding questions via PM or Email. Please post a thread in the appropriate forum section.
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    Modifications Required For VB6 Apps To Work On Vista

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    Point taken on Inno ...

    Your answer, "it draws from your machine", does this apply to Inno, or both Inno and the VB P&D?

    And does this mean they only draw those files updated through VB Service packs (SP6), or will they actually draw from the newest Windows files (Windows SP3), or such as would come with a brand new installation of Win7?

    I'm trying to establish if I should upgrade to Win7 from XP (even though I love XP) just for the added benefit of new files to draw from in building my VB packages (that are newer than anything that comes with VB SP6).

    Please specify.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by Shannon; 12-23-2009 at 02:45 PM.

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    It knows the names of the files that it needs to support the components you have used in your project and will take those from the machine. NOTE: By this I mean components that ship with Visual Basic. If you use a third party control, it may, or may not, pick up that component file. If it does not, you would need to add it manually to your install package.
    I don't answer coding questions via PM or Email. Please post a thread in the appropriate forum section.
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    About InnoSetup,
    I suggest to download ISTool, already shipped into InnoSetup QuickStart Pack).
    ISTool is A GUI front-end for creating and editing Inno Setup Scripts, which allow you to insert all you need (files, settings, flags, etc.) easily and quickly.

    see
    http://www.jrsoftware.org/is3rdparty.php

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    Hack, I think you're misunderstanding the question. I know the wizard is installing files into my install package that support the VB components in my App--what I'm asking is are those files taken from the most recent VISUAL BASIC update on my computer (SP6), or the most recent WINDOWS update on my computer?

    Because if the VB SP6 update had the most recent support files for my components there would be no reason for them to be older than the files on the User's computer, right??? My target computers have newer versions of those component files, even though I am fully updated through VB6 SP6. I'm trying to understand why and how to remedy this.

    And thank you, gibra.
    Last edited by Shannon; 12-24-2009 at 02:39 PM.

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