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    Resolved [RESOLVED] VB6 Windows 10 jirky IDE

    I'm now running VB6 on Windows 10. The moving components using the IDE is not smooth, I believe there is a solution but I can't find it.
    Any help would be welcome.

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    Re: VB6 Windows 10 jirky IDE

    You need to learn a bit about shims. Basically, the compatibility settings are "groups of shims", but I highly advise against using one of those compatibility settings, as they tend to break more than they fix for the VB6 IDE. You just need to install a couple of shims.

    A good discussion of what you need is found here.

    Good Luck,

    EDIT1: This is also a good article about shims.

    EDIT2: Post #12 in Dilettante's thread is really what you need to focus on. And even more specifically, I believe it's that VirtualizeDesktopPainting shim that will fix your problem.
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    Re: [RESOLVED] VB6 Windows 10 jirky IDE

    Many thanks.

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