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    Hi everyone.

    Well, I'm testing Windows 11 build 21996.1 with VB6 SP6 with GUI Mainfest and works perfect! (API, OCX, ADO, etc.)

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    Re: Does VB6 work in Windows 11? YES

    Quote Originally Posted by AthlonArg View Post
    Hi everyone.

    Well, I'm testing Windows 11 build 21996.1 with VB6 SP6 with GUI Mainfest and works perfect! (API, OCX, ADO, etc.)

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    I would have expected that to work (binaries). Can you install the VB 6.0 environment and compile it from there?
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    I would have expected that to work (binaries). Can you install the VB 6.0 environment and compile it from there?
    Yes, Is totally functional

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    Re: Does VB6 work in Windows 11? YES

    Quote Originally Posted by AthlonArg View Post
    Yes, Is totally functional
    We had to jump through hoops to install VB 6.0 on Windows 10. Were there any issues installing it on Windows 11?
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    I'm not really concerned if the IDE doesn't function, I can use a previous Windows version for development. More concerned that the compiled exe and support files run without issue.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomeYguy View Post
    I can use a previous Windows version for development.
    How can you troubleshoot any problem that could happen on current Windows versions using an old Windows version for the IDE?

    Compile, carry to the other machine and test each change made almost blindly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TysonLPrice View Post
    We had to jump through hoops to install VB 6.0 on Windows 10. Were there any issues installing it on Windows 11?
    Same installation as Win10, move STF files and don't install Data Access, Analyzer and DAO

    Quote Originally Posted by SomeYguy View Post
    I'm not really concerned if the IDE doesn't function, I can use a previous Windows version for development. More concerned that the compiled exe and support files run without issue.....
    All my EXEs was compilated without errors

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    Re: Does VB6 work in Windows 11? YES

    TaskDialogIndirect API working without problems (https://www.vbforums.com/showthread....a-Task-Dialogs)

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    Don't worry about it. No such thing exists and it probably won't.

    The trolls say it is on the verge of release. Think about it, how often does something like that come along without months and months of advance notice?

    OEMs small and large have heard nothing on it. It's a hoax.

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    Re: Does VB6 work in Windows 11? YES

    Quote Originally Posted by Eduardo- View Post
    How can you troubleshoot any problem that could happen on current Windows versions using an old Windows version for the IDE?

    Compile, carry to the other machine and test each change made almost blindly?
    Sad but true I'm afraid. I've gone to great lengths to write every one of my programs to be as self contained and dependency free as possible in order to (hopefully) minimize potential future OS errors, but one can of course never tell. So if the IDE didn't run on Win 11 but my compiled applications do so without issue then I'm okay with that so long as I can test changes as you say. But since the IDE apparently does run okay then cool! That's icing on the cake .

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomeYguy View Post
    Sad but true I'm afraid. I've gone to great lengths to write every one of my programs to be as self contained and dependency free as possible in order to (hopefully) minimize potential future OS errors, but one can of course never tell. So if the IDE didn't run on Win 11 but my compiled applications do so without issue then I'm okay with that so long as I can test changes as you say. But since the IDE apparently does run okay then cool! That's icing on the cake .
    The point was that it is important to be able to run the IDE on the target OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eduardo- View Post
    The point was that it is important to be able to run the IDE on the target OS.
    Yup, I got that.

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    Re: Does VB6 work in Windows 11? YES

    Quote Originally Posted by dilettante View Post
    Don't worry about it. No such thing exists and it probably won't.

    The trolls say it is on the verge of release. Think about it, how often does something like that come along without months and months of advance notice?

    OEMs small and large have heard nothing on it. It's a hoax.
    Didn't you say that about Covid-19 too?
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