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There are three different Riched32.dll files that have the version number 5.0.1458.47, and one of them is not redistributable. This article describes the differences between these files and includes additional distribution information.
Each of the three Riched32.dll files with the version number 5.0.1458.47, and has a different size. These versions are:
Also, keep the following in mind when distributing Riched32.dll using third-party setup programs:
Which Version Is Distributed by the Setup Wizard and PDW?If you use the Setup Wizard in Visual Basic 5.0 or the Package and Deployment Wizard (PDW) in Visual Basic 6.0, you will not have to concern yourself with the issue of which version to distribute. By default, the Setup Wizard and PDW are set up to distribute Riched32.dll version 4.00.993.4, if your application requires this file. Both wizards create setup programs that only replace files on target systems if they are older than the file being distributed.
Visual Basic 5.0 places a copy of Riched32.dll version 4.00.993.4 in the following folder:
This is the folder that the Setup Wizard searches first when pulling in the files that need to be distributed. If your application uses Riched32.dll, the Setup Wizard will pick it up from this location.
Visual Basic 6.0 places a copy of Riched32.dll version 4.00.993.4 in the following folder:
Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VB98\Wizards\PDWizard\Redist
This is the folder that the PDW searches first when pulling in the files that need to be distributed. If your application uses Riched32.dll, the PDW will pick it up from this location.
Riched32.dll is included in the redistributable file list (Redist.txt) for Visual Basic 5.0. While the file is not included in the Redist.txt file for Visual Basic 6.0, the PDW may include Riched32.dll in the distribution set. However, it will not install the file on a computer running Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000.
NOTE: There are several localized versions of Riched32.dll, which should be identifiable by their language ID. These versions are specific to the language being developed for, but should follow the same rules as described previously.
Article ID: 197580 - Last Review: May 12, 2003 - Revision: 2.0