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This Readme file contains updated information for the entire Microsoft Visual Studio suite of developer tools. If you downloaded a Core service pack from the Internet, not all sections of this file apply to the updates you received. The fixed issues appropriate for the Core downloads are those listed in the Visual Studio section plus the sections for the products updated by your Core download.
The Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 3 Readme contains the following sections:
PART 1: Overview and Installation
PART 2: Visual Studio
PART 3: Visual Basic
PART 4: Visual C++
PART 5: Visual FoxPro
PART 6: Visual InterDev
PART 7: Visual J++
PART 8: Visual SourceSafe
PART 9: File Versions
For the latest product information, see the Visual Studio Web site at:
For the latest product updates, see the Visual Studio Support Highlights site at:
For the latest year 2000 information regarding Microsoft products, see the Microsoft Year 2000 Readiness Disclosure and Resource Center Web Site located at:
You can also call 1-888-MSFT-Y2K within the United States, toll-free, or contact your local Microsoft subsidiary.
Please see the REFERENCES section below for more information about how to access the parts of this readme.
Microsoft Visual Studio
Automation FixThe following run-time issue has been fixed with Service Pack 3 and was also fixed with Service Pack 1:
Data Tools UpdateThe following Year 2000 issue has been addressed and updated in Visual Studio Service Pack 3:
Detecting a Corrupted User Settings FileVisual Studio now detects corrupted user settings files and removes the corrupted files from your machine. When this occurs, Visual Studio displays the following message:
The next time you start Visual Studio, a new user settings file is automatically created.
"Unexpected Error. Quitting."
Euro Currency Symbol Support in Windows 95For more information about euro currency symbol support in Microsoft operating systems or to download the Microsoft Windows 95 euro product update, see:
Microsoft Windows 98 and Windows NT 4.0 SP4 are already compatible with the euro currency symbol.
Internet Explorer-Related Fixes
Internet Explorer 5 and Visual Studio 6.0Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 3 resolves issues you may have encountered when running Visual Studio 6.0 and Internet Explorer 5 on the same machine. If you have or intend to have Internet Explorer 5 and Visual Studio 6.0 on the same machine, upgrade to Visual Studio 6.0, Service Pack 3.
Internet Explorer Versions and HTML EditingSelection works differently in the HTML editor for sited elements depending on which version of Internet Explorer you have installed. A sited element is any element that has a height or width, such as BUTTON.
With Internet Explorer 4.01, selection for sited elements works as follows:
In addition, Internet Explorer 5 preserves white space better than Internet Explorer 4.01 when you switch between views in the editor.
Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) DocumentationThe Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects documentation has been updated. See the ADO section under Visual Basic (Part 3) for further information.
Microsoft Repository FixesThe version of Microsoft Repository included in Service Pack 3 includes major performance improvements to the Repository engine. It also fixes the following issues:
Known IssueIn SQL 6.5-based repositories, Service Pack 3 prevents searching by date published in yy/mm/dd format. To search for a component in Visual Component Manager by date published, you must enter dates using four-digit years or in m/d/y format regardless of the date format setting of the SQL Server. Date searching against a SQL 7.0-based repository is not affected, and dates should be entered in the default format of the SQL Server.
Miscellaneous FixesUnable to edit files in Design View in German Microsoft® FrontPage 98.
HTML files could not be edited in Design View in the German Microsoft FrontPage 98 which shipped with Visual Studio 6.0. This issue is corrected in Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 3.
For more information about the Visual Studio 6.0 SP3 readme, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/230722/EN-US/ )Visual Studio 6.0 SP3 Readme Part 1 - Overview and Installation
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/230726/EN-US/ )Visual Studio 6.0 SP3 Readme Part 3 - Visual Basic
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/230727/EN-US/ )Visual Studio 6.0 SP3 Readme Part 4 - Visual C++
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/230729/EN-US/ )Visual Studio 6.0 SP3 Readme Part 5 - Visual FoxPro
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/230730/EN-US/ )Visual Studio 6.0 SP3 Readme Part 6 - Visual InterDev
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/230731/EN-US/ )Visual Studio 6.0 SP3 Readme Part 7 - Visual J++
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/230732/EN-US/ )Visual Studio 6.0 SP3 Readme Part 8 - Visual SourceSafe
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/230733/EN-US/ )Visual Studio 6.0 SP3 Readme Part 9 - File Versions