Hi. I was hoping someone could help me. I've been trying to get the DirectX SDK/type library/whatever to work in my Visual Basic. I've installed Service Pack 6, downloaded the current (and flipping massive) SDK from Microsoft, and installed the type library from the book's software time and again. No result.

The book is Visual Basic Game Programming for Teens by Johnathan S. Harbour. It's a DirectX 8 type library, getting installed on VB 6 Professional SP6, on a (almost brand new) machine running Vista. VB itself works perfectly fine despite Vista's compatibility warnings. My system has DX9.0c installed (I think - it may be DX10), but I can't see why that'd stop DX8 working.

Any hints, ideas, etc??