Run-Time Files

Submitted on: 2/7/2015 1:52:00 PM
By: Aki (from psc cd)  
Level: Beginner
User Rating: By 2 Users
Compatibility: VB 3.0, VB 4.0 (16-bit), VB 4.0 (32-bit), VB 5.0, VB 6.0
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     I wanted to inform all VB programmers about run-time files in order not to "explode" distributable file with 1.3 MB instead of 650Kb.


The small article:

Run-time files are files your application must have in order to work correctly after installation. These files are needed by all Visual Basic applications.

The following are the run-time files for Visual Basic projects:








The installation program assumes that any computer capable of performing an Internet download already has all of these files except for Msvbvm60.dll. Therefore this is the only run-time file! Copied from MSDN Library.

One more tip...

If you also want to have professional installation package I recommend to use NSIS and it's free. You will also need an editor and this you can get if you click on download page. I use HM NIS Edit and it's also free. I hope this will help someone.

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