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Thread: VB6/XP - Any Problems??

  1. #1
    JJutsum Guest

    Re: VB6/XP - Any Problems??


    "Robert C. Cain" <robert.cain@comsys.com> wrote:
    >Howdy,
    >
    >We had a consultant make a visit to my boss earlier today. This guy is
    >claiming there are compatibility issues with VB6 and Windows XP. First I've
    >heard of it, has anyone run across any problems in this area?
    >
    >Thanks,
    >
    > Robert
    >

    Hi, I have both and as yet have not found any problems. The & sign under
    a menu item doesn't seem to work but apart from that it's fine!

    JJutsum.

  2. #2
    Robert C. Cain Guest

    VB6/XP - Any Problems??

    Howdy,

    We had a consultant make a visit to my boss earlier today. This guy is
    claiming there are compatibility issues with VB6 and Windows XP. First I've
    heard of it, has anyone run across any problems in this area?

    Thanks,

    Robert



  3. #3
    Matthew Solnit Guest

    Re: VB6/XP - Any Problems??

    "JJutsum" <jjutsum@mail.com> wrote in message
    news:3bf3f6d1@147.208.176.211...
    > Hi, I have both and as yet have not found any problems. The & sign under
    > a menu item doesn't seem to work but apart from that it's fine!


    The & only shows up when you hold down the ALT key. This is a feature of XP
    and affects all Windows programs, regardless of what language they were
    written in.

    -- Matthew Solnit



  4. #4
    Phil Weber Guest

    Re: VB6/XP - Any Problems??

    > The & sign under a menu item doesn't seem to work...

    JJutsum: This is a user setting in XP (and Win2K): go to Display Properties
    and click the Appearance tab. Click the Effects... button, and check or
    uncheck the box labeled, "Hide underlined letters for keyboard navigation
    until I press the Alt key."
    ---
    Phil Weber



  5. #5
    Phil Weber Guest

    Re: VB6/XP - Any Problems??

    > We had a consultant make a visit to my boss earlier today.
    > This guy is claiming there are compatibility issues with VB6
    > and Windows XP. First I've heard of it, has anyone run across
    > any problems in this area?


    Robert: VB6 and apps created with it seem to work fine on my XP systems. I
    do seem to remember reading somewhere that XP's Visual Styles are not fully
    supported with VB6's Common Controls OCX, but I can't find it now.
    ---
    Phil Weber



  6. #6
    Jorge Guest

    Re: VB6/XP - Any Problems??


    I tried to upgrade two vb6 projects to vb.net.
    The wizard available for the task stoped with a message box saying that
    I should install vb6 first and then run the wizard again.
    Said that I supose no problems will happen with vb6 and XP, system where
    I have installed my vb.net testing beta copy.

    Jorge

  7. #7
    Dean Earley Guest

    Re: VB6/XP - Any Problems??

    > > Hi, I have both and as yet have not found any problems. The & sign under
    > > a menu item doesn't seem to work but apart from that it's fine!

    >
    > The & only shows up when you hold down the ALT key. This is a feature of XP
    > and affects all Windows programs, regardless of what language they were
    > written in.

    Except Office 2K which seems to display them regardless of the User settings!!!
    --
    Dean Earley (dean.earley@icode.co.uk)
    Assistant Developer

    iCode Systems



  8. #8
    Phil Weber Guest

    Re: VB6/XP - Any Problems??

    > Except Office 2K which seems to display them regardless
    > of the user settings!!!


    Dean: MS Office, like VB6, uses a custom menu/toolbar control which is
    "immune" to Windows user settings.
    ---
    Phil Weber



  9. #9
    Dean Earley Guest

    Re: VB6/XP - Any Problems??

    "Phil Weber" <pweber @ fawcette.com> wrote in message news:3bf58270@147.208.176.211...
    > > Except Office 2K which seems to display them regardless
    > > of the user settings!!!

    >
    > Dean: MS Office, like VB6, uses a custom menu/toolbar control which is
    > "immune" to Windows user settings.


    You'd have thought if they made a setting, they'd actually use it!

    Well... It's Microsoft so maybe not.

    --
    Dean Earley (dean.earley@icode.co.uk)
    Assistant Developer

    iCode Systems



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