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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.)

    Images from an old proyect with API, SQL Server remote connection, orthography corrector and Codejock OCX:






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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.)

    Images from an old proyect with API, SQL Server remote connection, orthography corrector and Codejock OCX:





    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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    Quote Originally Posted by TysonLPrice View Post
    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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    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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    Re: Does VB6 work in Windows 11? YES

    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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    Last edited by AthlonArg; Jun 21st, 2021 at 06:21 PM.

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    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

    Have there been any version updates for msvbvm60.dll?

    I haven't installed win11 yet.

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    I'm changing the position of the project explorer and other containers, when I close and restart VB6 the position goes back to default.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Episcopal View Post
    I'm changing the position of the project explorer and other containers, when I close and restart VB6 the position goes back to default.
    Interesting. I don't yet have Windows 11 but I would think that the VB6 IDE stores its settings in the registry perhaps? If so then I'm not sure why it wouild change with Win 11......

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    Re: Does VB6 work in Windows 11? YES

    registry images: Win10 and Win11


    On win11 could not enter some keys
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    Re: Does VB6 work in Windows 11? YES

    Is there some certificate problem because VB6 Web browser component does work with most websites but not all.

    For example www.google.com works normally, but www.nasdaq.com does not work at all.

    Both work if Windows version is 10.

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