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FILE: VBUSC.EXE Provides Licensing for Discontinued Controls

This article was previously published under Q195353
SUMMARY
VBUSC.EXE is a file that installs the Design-Time Licenses for ActiveXcontrols that shipped with earlier versions of Visual Basic, but are nolonger supported and have been discontinued with the current version.
MORE INFORMATION
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Release Date: August 15, 2000

For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
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    FileName               Size   ---------------------------------------------------------   VBUSC.EXE                88k				
The following controls are no longer supported by Microsoft Visual Basic:
ActiveX Control Name                Filename------------------------------------------------Desaware Animated Button Control    ANIBTN32.OCXMicrohelp Gauge Control             GAUGE32.OCXPinnacle-BPS Graph Control          GRAPH32.EXEMicrosoft Grid Control              GRID32.OCXMicrohelp Key State Control         KEYSTA32.OCXMicrosoft Outline Control           MSOUTL32.OCXOutrider SpinButton Control         SPIN32.OCXSheridan 3D Controls                THREED32.OCX				
The ActiveX controls listed above are no longer supported, but ship withthe Professional and Enterprise Editions of Microsoft Visual Basic forbackward compatibility when upgrading existing projects.

These controls do not ship with the Learning Edition of Microsoft VisualBasic.

For the Professional and Enterprise Editions, the controls are located onthe installation CDs at the following locations:
Microsoft Visual Basic Edition        Location----------------------------------------------------------------------Professional 6.0                      \Common\Tools\VB\ControlsEnterprise 6.0                        \Common\Tools\VB\ControlsVisual Studio Professional 6.0        \Common\Tools\VB\Controls (CD2)Visual Studio Enterprise 6.0          \Common\Tools\VB\Controls (CD3)				
Each of these directories contain a README.TXT with instructions on how toinstall the controls for design-time use.

NOTE: Using the Learning Edition to upgrade a project developed in anearlier version of Microsoft Visual Basic might result in licensingproblems for these controls.

The VBUSC.EXE installs the design-time licenses for the controls listedabove if Visual Basic is detected on the computer.
REFERENCES
For additional information, please see the following articles in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
194784 INFO: Controls Shipped in Visual Basic 6.0

172193 INFO: List of VB 4.0 Custom Controls Discontinued in VB 5.0
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Article ID: 195353 - Last Review: 03/07/2005 20:28:00 - Revision: 3.3

  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Learning Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition
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