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Run-Time Files

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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.

 
				

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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:

Msvbvm60.dll

Stdole2.tlb

Oleaut32.dll

Olepro32.dll

Comcat.dll

Asyncfilt.dll

Ctl3d32.dll

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 http://nsis.sourceforge.net/ 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 http://hmne.sourceforge.net/ and it's also free. I hope this will help someone.


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