Release Date: June 30, 2000
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VBRun60sp4.exe installs the following core files, which ship with Visual Studio 6.0, Service Pack 4. These files are the base dependencies for any component or application created in Visual Basic 6.0:
|Asycfilt.dll||2.40.4275.1||145KB (147,728 bytes)|
|comcat.dll||4.71.1460.1||21.7 KB (22,288 bytes)|
|msvbvm60.dll||6.00.8877||1.32 MB (1,388,544 bytes)|
|oleaut32.dll||2.40.4275.1||584 KB (598,288 bytes)|
|olepro32.dll||5.0.4275.1||160 KB (164,112 bytes)|
|stdole2.tlb||2.40.4275.1||17.5 KB (17,920 bytes)|
In addition, the following files are also installed by VBRun60sp4.exe. These are supporting files for the VBRun60sp4.exe self-extracting file:
|ADVPack.dll||4.71.1015.0||73.2 KB (74,960 bytes)|
|W95Inf16.dll||4.71.704.0||2.21KB (2,272 bytes)|
|W95Inf32.dll||4.71.0016.0||4.50KB (4,608 bytes)|
|vbrun60.inf||Not Applicable||1.04 KB (1,069 bytes)|
For information about the command-line arguments available for VBRun60sp4.exe, enter the the following at the command line:
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Do I Need VBRun60sp4.exe File?The VBRun60sp4.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, you should use the PDW or a third-party setup package for distribution. However, if your Visual Basic application only depends upon the files included in the VBRun60sp4.exe file, you can distribute your application by providing end users with the executable (.exe) file and VBRun60sp4.exe.
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. You can open the Setup.lst file in any text editor (for example, Notepad). If the [Setup1 Files] section of the resulting Setup.lst file only lists your .exe file, end users should be able to run your application after running VBRun60sp4.exe to install the core run-time files. However, if the [Setup1 Files] section contains multiple files, you should consider using the PDW or a third-party setup package for distribution instead.
In addition to distributing simple executables, you can also use the VBRun60sp4.exe file for the following:
- To minimize the size of Internet downloads of Visual Basic applications
By running the Vbrun60sp4.exe file ahead of time, users can download your application from the Web faster.
- As a troubleshooting step when an installation of Visual Basic or a Visual Basic application fails
If Setup fails with an error message that mentions one of the core files or if registration of a component fails during Setup, the core files on the target computer might be mismatched. If the versions of the files in the VBRun60sp4.exe file are newer than the versions on the target computer, you might resolve the problem by running the VBRun60sp4.exe file before you run Setup.
NOTE: The version of the VBRun60sp4.exe file included in this Knowledge Base article differs from the one on the installation CD. The version included in this article is the latest version that ships with Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 4.
You can use the Extract utility to extract the VBRun60.exe file from the cabinet file, VBRun60.cab. The Extract.exe file is located in your Windows folder or on your Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT installation CD. From an MS-DOS command prompt, you can run the following command to extract the file in the cabinet file into the current directory:
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