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Microsoft has released a cumulative update rollup for the Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6 (SP6) Runtime Extended Files. This cumulative update rollup includes security updates and updated versions of many other controls that make up the Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime Extended Files.
How to obtain the cumulative update rollup for the Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6 Runtime Extended FilesThe following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the cumulative update rollup for the Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6 Runtime Extended Files package now.
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For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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To install this cumulative update rollup, you must have at least Windows Installer 3.1 or a later version installed on the computer. To obtain the latest version of Windows Installer for the computer, visit the following Microsoft website:
What are the Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime Extended Files?The Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime Extended Files include select ActiveX control OCX files, libraries, and tools that are delivered together with the Visual Basic 6.0 IDE media and as an online release. Typically, the Visual Basic 6.0 IDE or the Microsoft.com website installs these files on the development system. Then, the developer redistributes these files together with the developer's applications.
As of April 8, 2008, support for the Visual Basic 6.0 IDE has ended. However, Microsoft still offers support for select runtime extended files that are distributed together with applications. For more information about support for the Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime Extended Files, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) website:
Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
After I install this cumulative update rollup, do I have to install the latest security update?This cumulative update rollup includes and supersedes all security updates. Therefore, after you install this cumulative update rollup, you do not have to install the latest security update.
Do I really need this cumulative update rollup?Yes. This cumulative update rollup contains the previously mentioned security fixes and several other stability fixes and performance fixes for the ActiveX controls that are included in the Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime Extended Files. Additionally, the ActiveX controls that are included in this cumulative update rollup will be the baseline for any future updates for these ActiveX controls. This includes security updates and hotfixes for these ActiveX controls. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you install this cumulative update rollup to have the latest supported baseline for these ActiveX controls.
I am a third-party software developer, and I use the ActiveX controls in my application. What do I have to do?If you redistribute the ActiveX controls, make sure that you update the version of the ActiveX controls that are installed together with your application by downloading this cumulative update rollup. For more information about the best practices for using redistributed components, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/835322/ )Applications that bypass globally serviced side-by-side assemblies may be vulnerable to issues that are fixed by a Microsoft software update
I am developing software that contains a redistributable ActiveX control. What do I do?Install this cumulative update rollup for your development software. If you redistributed an ActiveX control together with an application, issue an updated version of the application to your customers. In the updated version of the application, include the updated version of the file in this cumulative update rollup for your development software.
Note In August 2012, Microsoft re-released the cumulative update for the Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6 (SP6) Runtime Extended Files. This replaces the cumulative updates that were released previously. This cumulative update rerelease addresses any issues that were discovered in previous releases.
List of security releases, starting with the most recent
Command-line switches for this cumulative update rollupFor more information about the different command-line switches that this cumulative update rollup supports, visit the following MSDN website:
Cumulative update rollup removal informationThis cumulative update rollup cannot be removed after it is installed. This behavior resembles other previously released updates for Visual Basic 6.0 components.
File informationThis manifest contains the file information for the most recent cumulative update rollup for the Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6 Runtime Extended Files. The English version of this cumulative update rollup has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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Article ID: 957924 - Last Review: August 21, 2012 - Revision: 2.0