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Thread: VB6 HELP files WITHOUT the Studio CD's??

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    Folks,

    As VB6 comes with the whole MSDN library, and every search or F1 brings about an endless list of Java, Foxpro, C++ etc. etc. etc., and all I wanted is VB help ONLY !!!
    Is it too much to ask? Why am I forced to use 3 CD's instead of the immediate help VB5 had?
    I tried 3 times to install VB6 with different options, asking for VB ONLY. The result: Either you get ALL the MSDN help or every F1 asks for CD #2 in your CD drive...
    Anyone knows how to bypass this stupidity, or get VB6 HELP just for VB?

    Thanks

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    When you're installing the MSDN library, select custom install. Then you will be given a choice to select labraries for the languages you want, select VB only. Personally, I like the whole MSDN library better then just VB. First of all, you get help for all APIs, of course you get them in C/C++ format but who cares? You can easilly convert them into VB fromat.

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    Thanks.
    I did just that. Never mind, you get the whole thing anyway...

    I do mind getting too much info, because it is presented in a stupid way. From the list of topics you do not always know if this is an answer to VB or Foxpro...
    AND, maybe it is easy for you to convert C++ etc. , but not to me.
    My question was if there is help for VB6 in VB5 style.
    Thanks anyway.

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    There's no help file as a VB5 style anymore. But to see only help for VB you can select Visual Basic Help in Active Subset combobox.

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    The only VB5 style help you can get for DAO library as far as I know (it's aslo in MSDN library). So if you add a reference to DAO, then type the property name of any DAO object and press F1, it will bring the old style help.

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