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    Problem with vb6 ide installation

    I have worked around this problem for years it seems. As the result of installing VB6 Development on my W10 PC I almost always get this error when opening a project. If I immediately SAVE the project, or even try opening it again, most times it will open without the error. I am wondering if anyone out there knows how to get rid of the problem. I dare not try to re-install VB6 DEV again as it may never work again on my machine (which would be the death of me).

    Appreciate any ideas please
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    Re: Problem with vb6 ide installation

    Doesn't Google help you?
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    Re: Problem with vb6 ide installation

    Never expected a solution there, but it seems I am not the first person with this problem.
    I have tried a couple of suggestions and hopefully they will solve the problem
    Thanks

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    Re: Problem with vb6 ide installation

    Quote Originally Posted by George1111 View Post
    Never expected a solution there, but it seems I am not the first person with this problem.
    I have tried a couple of suggestions and hopefully they will solve the problem
    Thanks
    Your expectation seems to be not good.
    The first "action" I use when I get some unknown for me error message is Google search for the error message. In 99% cases I get the error reason from the first three to five threads of the google search!
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    Re: Problem with vb6 ide installation

    Well, the problem went away for a while, then it has returned today.
    Google has about 20 variations as to what causes the problem - I was hoping someone may have resolved the problem with some obscure registry problem, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
    As I said - I am not willing to re-install as this may screw things up. (I had real issues trying to get VB6 with SP6 to run on W10 - but finally got it to work except for this minor nagging problem that comes and goes)
    I'll just have to carry this cross on my back until I stop using Vb6 - which may be a long long time.

    Thanks for your interest

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    Re: Problem with vb6 ide installation

    You might try asking this question on the VB forums site. They have a very active VB6 forum.

    https://www.vbforums.com/forumdispla...-6-and-Earlier
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    Re: Problem with vb6 ide installation

    Thanks 2kaud - I found what I hope to find
    Apparently the message pops up mainly in VB6/Windows 10/64 bit installations (which is mine)
    The fix is a bit rough but apparently it works
    Simply rename a file in the VB98 folder and the problem goes away (C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\VB98\DATAVIEW.DLL)
    See ...
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    Last edited by George1111; September 15th, 2021 at 08:58 AM.

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