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VBRun60sp6.exe is a self-extracting executable file that installs the latest versions of the Microsoft Visual Basic run-time files that are required by all applications that are created with Visual Basic 6.0. The files include the fixes that are included with Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 6.
To obtain the VBRun60sp6.exe file, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=7B9BA261-7A9C-43E7-9117-F673077FFB3CRelease Date: March 29, 2004
For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file. VBRun60sp6.exe installs the following core files that are included with Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 6. These files are the base dependencies for any component or application that is created in Visual Basic 6.0:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/ )How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
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VBRun60sp6.exe also installs the following files. These files are supporting files for the VBRun60sp6.exe self-extracting file:
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For information about the command-line arguments that are available for VBRun60sp6.exe, type the following at a command line:
VBRun60sp6.exe /?Note You may have to specify the complete path of the VBRun60sp6.exe file in the command.
For additional information about command-line arguments for this file, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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Do I need the VBRun60sp6.exe file?The VBRun60sp6.exe file is not intended to replace the Package and Deployment Wizard (PDW) for distributing Visual Basic applications. For example, if your application includes components such as ActiveX controls or DLLs, use the PDW or a third-party setup package for distribution. However, if your Visual Basic application depends on only the files that are included in the VBRun60sp6.exe file, you can distribute your application by providing the executable (.exe) file and VBRun60sp6.exe to end users.
To determine whether your application requires additional files for distribution, you can use the PDW to create a set of setup files as a test. When the PDW creates a setup package, the PDW also creates a Setup.lst file. Open the Setup.lst file in a text editor such as Notepad. If the [Setup1 Files] section of the Setup.lst file contains only your .exe file, end users should be able to run your application after they run the VBRun60sp6.exe file to install the core run-time files. However, if the [Setup1 Files] section contains multiple files, consider using the PDW or a third-party setup package for distribution.
In addition to distributing simple executables, you can also use the VBRun60sp6.exe file for the following:
194754You can obtain a self-extracting executable file that installs the original Visual Basic 6.0 run-time files by extracting VBRun60.exe from the VBRun60.cab file. The VBRun60.cab file is available on the Visual Basic and Visual Studio CDs. The VBRun60.cab file is located in the \Common\Tools\Vb\Cabinets folder on the Visual Basic 6.0 CD (Disk 1).
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On the Visual Studio 6.0 Professional CDs, the VBRun60.cab file is located in the same relative path on Disk 2. On the Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise CDs, it is located on Disk 3.
Note The version of the VBRun60sp6.exe file that is included in this Knowledge Base article is different from the one on the installation CD. The version that is included in this article is the latest version. This version is included with Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 6.
You can use the Extract utility to extract the VBRun60.exe file from the VBRun60.cab cabinet file. The Extract.exe file is located in your Windows folder or on your installation CD for Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT. At an MS-DOS command prompt, run the following command to extract the file in the cabinet file into the current directory:
Extract Vbrun60.cabFor additional information about using the Extract utility, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/129605/ )How to extract original compressed Windows files
For additional information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/194022/ )Visual Studio 6.0 service packs, what, where, why
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/194295/ )How to tell that a Visual Studio service pack is installed
180071For information about the run-time files without the Service Pack updated files, see the following article:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/180071/ )Msvbvm50.exe installs Visual Basic 5.0 run-time files
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/192461/ )VBRun60.exe installs Visual Basic 6.0 run-time files
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