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    Question Unanswered: VB 6 questions

    (1) Is VB 6.0 still available for purchase today ?

    (2) I have a VB 6 form connected to a data control , how do I switch it to data entry mode (not displaying existing records) ? By default, it is displaying existing records.

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    If you buy a current version of VB.Net, you can "downgrade" to VB6.

    Or, you can often find it on EBay.
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    I would recommend that you DROP the data control entirely, and use ADO objects to create a connection, and load a recordset for display. Data controls are inflexible and resource intensive.

    ref this ADO Tutorial at a sister-site.
    Lou
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    Question How to DOWNGRADE ?

    How do you DOWNGRADE to VB6 with VB 2005 ??
    Does it allow Vb6 syntax also ??

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lepanto
    How do you DOWNGRADE to VB6 with VB 2005 ??
    Does it allow Vb6 syntax also ??

    Thanks.
    I haven't done it, but I am told that you may legally use your .Net license to run VB6, and that MS allows registered .Net users to download VB6.
    Lou
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    Did you mean after I bought VB 2005, I can download VB6 from the Microsoft website ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lepanto
    Did you mean after I bought VB 2005, I can download VB6 from the Microsoft website ?
    Yes - that is my understanding of it.

    Check at http://www.xtremevbtalk.com, in the "random thoughts" forum. There's been some discussion of this topic there.
    Lou
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