Visual Basic 6.0 DirectX applications fail to run on Windows Vista and later

Source: Microsoft Support
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You attempt to execute an application which requires the DirectX for Visual Basic 6.0 components on Windows Vista.
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An application which requires the DirectX for Visual Basic 6.0 components will not execute on Windows Vista or later.
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Visual Basic 6.0 applications that run on Windows XP will also run on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.  However, this applies to the core Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 components running on Windows Vista.  The DirectX for Visual Basic 6.0 components are not available on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.  There is no official or supported way to install these components on Windows Vista.  These components will not be installed by the DirectX Runtime setup packages on Windows Vista or future versions of Windows.

Visual Basic .NET applications continue to be supported on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 via the Managed DirectX 1.1 assemblies installed by the DirectX Runtime Web Installer.
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Article ID: 971028 - Last Review: 05/06/2009 19:48:44 - Revision: 1.1

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