Windows – Visual Basic 6 on Windows 10 (Yes, Really)

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Is there any way to install VB6 on a Windows 10 machine?

I've been asked to revive and move an old company application from an XP machine to a new PC. The code is going to be rewritten in C#, but we want to be able to run it "as is" until that upgrade is complete.

Best Answer

The simple answer is "yes." Microsoft's online documentation says the following:

The VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows 10 for the lifetime of the OS. Visual Basic 6.0 runtime files continue to be 32-bit only, and all components must be hosted in 32-bit application processes.

Source: Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows

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