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Thread: [RESOLVED] VB6 IDE Mousewheel Windows 10.

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    Resolved [RESOLVED] VB6 IDE Mousewheel Windows 10.

    Until recently I have been using Wheeler with great success. However, under Win10 (release) it no longer works after a reboot/start. You have to stop the service and reinstall. I have tried all the mousewheel tools at my disposal inc;

    VB6IDEMousewheel addin (No longer shows in Addin Manager)
    VBScroll
    VB6ScrollwheelFix 7

    None work. Anyone have any ideas about a solution?

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    Re: VB6 IDE Mousewheel Windows 10.

    This is always a pain... right up until you find something that works and then you get that "works for me, what's the big deal?" attitude.

    Then it breaks and you are all alone with everyone else snubbing you.


    I don't know of any fix that works for everybody all of the time. I've had systems where VB6ScrollwheelFix works just fine, others where it worked for years and then something broke it and I couldn't get it working again.

    On those systems I have fallen back on X-Mouse Button Control which allows you to tailor mouse button and scrollwheel action program by program in addition to global defaults. This has been updated for Windows 10 and might be an option that would work for you.

    Sadly it has a confusing configuration user interface, but I'm sure you'll work it out.

    I usually add a profile for VB6.EXE and change Scroll Method under Advanced Window Scrolling to Method 1 (SCROLL Msg) and that should work for you.

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    Re: VB6 IDE Mousewheel Windows 10.

    Many thanks Dil, that was exactly what the doctor ordered.

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    Re: [RESOLVED] VB6 IDE Mousewheel Windows 10.

    Glad it helped.

    You know though, this is something Microsoft could have directly addressed a long time ago in a VB6 Service Pack. For that matter they could get off their couch and deal with a ton of these little issues in a new SP7. Of course they won't, even though we aren't asking for new features or anything, just patching up a hatful of small flaws here and there that they have known about for a decade or more.

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    Re: VB6 IDE Mousewheel Windows 10.

    Quote Originally Posted by dilettante View Post
    This is always a pain... right up until you find something that works and then you get that "works for me, what's the big deal?" attitude.

    Then it breaks and you are all alone with everyone else snubbing you.


    I don't know of any fix that works for everybody all of the time. I've had systems where VB6ScrollwheelFix works just fine, others where it worked for years and then something broke it and I couldn't get it working again.

    On those systems I have fallen back on X-Mouse Button Control which allows you to tailor mouse button and scrollwheel action program by program in addition to global defaults. This has been updated for Windows 10 and might be an option that would work for you.

    Sadly it has a confusing configuration user interface, but I'm sure you'll work it out.

    I usually add a profile for VB6.EXE and change Scroll Method under Advanced Window Scrolling to Method 1 (SCROLL Msg) and that should work for you.
    I, too, lost the ability to scroll in code windows under Windows 10. So I installed XMBC. I set up a new profile, clicked Find Window, then clicked one of my code windows.
    I set Wheel Up to Scroll Window Up and Wheel Down to Scroll Window Down, then in Scrolling and Navigation, as you suggested, I set Scroll Method to Method 1 (Scroll Msg), changing Vertical Lines to 3.
    Sadly, nothing's changed. I still can't scroll in VB6. I've tried all the various Scroll Methods now and nothing seems to work. As far as you can tell, am I setting this up correctly?
    Thanks much. What a hassle.

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    Re: [RESOLVED] VB6 IDE Mousewheel Windows 10.

    I leave Wheel Up and Wheel Down and everything else at default. Then I set Scroll Method to Method 1, Vertical Lines to 15. I don't change anything else.

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    Re: [RESOLVED] VB6 IDE Mousewheel Windows 10.

    Quote Originally Posted by dilettante View Post
    I leave Wheel Up and Wheel Down and everything else at default. Then I set Scroll Method to Method 1, Vertical Lines to 15. I don't change anything else.
    Thanks much. I may give that a try.

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    Re: [RESOLVED] VB6 IDE Mousewheel Windows 10.

    In my case VB6IDEMouseWheelAddin.dll works ok in VB6 in Windows 10 Pro. My mouse is EVO ADVANCED WIRELESS LASER MOUSE. Perhaps, it depends on the mouse.

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    Re: [RESOLVED] VB6 IDE Mousewheel Windows 10.

    Just an update: VB6IDEMouseWheelAddin.dll didn't work. Using the REG file supplied didn't do anything as the add in just didn't show up. Opening the source code project threw an error about Connect.dsr not found - this file is missing from the installation and the project could not be built.

    So searched on the net, found this thread, downloaded XMBC and followed dilettante's recommendations - happy to say the scrolling is back!
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    Re: [RESOLVED] VB6 IDE Mousewheel Windows 10.

    Dilettante's recommended X-Mouse Button Control is the only one I've ever found that correctly scrolls a VB6 code window that you have split-into-two-sections, which I find myself doing often. It's a truly nice solution (and through the years, I've tried them all at one time or another).
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    Re: [RESOLVED] VB6 IDE Mousewheel Windows 10.

    Thank you dilettante for the help. It works like a charm and it also was a tool I was looking for in the past but failed to found.

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