Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0

First released in 1991, Microsoft Visual Basic was a programming environment where one could build an application by visually creating the user interface first, and then adding code. In contrast, even the smallest Visual Basic basic programs could take reams of program code to write in C or C++. Visual Basic was extremely popular for business application programming. The language itself was an interpreted BASIC dialect, however speed was maintained through the use of reusable compiled libraries (DLLs and VBX controls). These however, limited application development to Microsoft Windows.

Visual Basic easily interfaced with many database products (most notably Microsoft Access) and reporting tools (most notably Crystal Reports)

Visual Basic 3 was the most popular version under 16-bit Windows 3.1, while Visual Basic 6 was the most popular for 32-bit Windows 95/NT and later. After version 6, Visual Basic was replaced by Visual Basic .NET, an incompatible successor.

Wanted: Manual scans



Screenshots

Release notes

Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0, now part of Visual Studio, was the last version of the true "Visual Basic" product. It was extremely popular, and is still used in many businesses. It is the last that can create native 32-bit applications for Windows 9x and NT. The replacement product "VB.NET" requires Dot Net, and changes the core basic language in such a way that it is difficult to port VB 6 applications.

Installation instructions

Requires that MSIE 4 or later is installed.

Product type
DevTool
Vendor
Microsoft
Release date
1998
End of life date
2008
Minimum CPU
486DX/66-MHz
Minimum RAM
16MB
Minimum free disk space
76MB
User interface
GUI
Platform
Windows
Download count
603 (543 for release)

Downloads

Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise (ISO) 6.0 Enterprise English 238.61MB 511
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise [DEC Alpha] (ISO) 6.0 Enterprise English 531.26MB 14
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise [French] (ISO) 6.0 Enterprise French 361.9MB 4
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise [German] (ISO) 6.0 Enterprise German 359.25MB 3
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise [Italian] (ISO) 6.0 Enterprise Italian 382.29MB 0
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise [Japanese] (ISO) 6.0 Enterprise Japanese 420.87MB 1
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise [Korean] (ISO) 6.0 Enterprise Korean 364.25MB 1
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise [Simp. Chinese] (ISO) 6.0 Enterprise Simp. Chinese 352.87MB 3
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise [Spanish] (ISO) 6.0 Enterprise Spanish 365.76MB 3
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Professional [Spanish] (ISO) 6.0 Professional Spanish 334.6MB 3

Comments

Comments by