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Posted on Nov 11, 2008
If you need to use VB6 as opposed to the newer versions - e.g. because your development PC will not support the later versions (not enough RAM, disc space, etc) then you can do so. Although you will not be able to make use of some of the "facilities" on later Windows versions such as Vista, it *is* possible to create programs that will run on them. For example, I am using products written years ago sing VB4 and they run fine on XP. I have a client using an application written using VB6 and that runs fine on Vista.
Using pirated software on a small scale will *not* get you imprisoned (or, generally, even fined) in most countries - you will be asked to pay the full applicable licence charge for it.
Far more dangerous is the risk of ending up with software which has trojans, rootkits etc. If you go that route, ensure you thoroughly scan it with *at least* 3 good AV products. And then, if you use it to produce something that you sell, fair's fair - buy a licence for it!
Posted on Jul 20, 2008
To obtain the product legally, it generally must be purchased, and it can be from numerous retailers, including online retailers of software, such as amazon. (Legally obtaining the software is the key to avoiding fines and/or imprisonment for software piracy.) However, you may be aware that VB 6.0 is not the current version of VB, as MS has released VB 2005, .net, and 2008 since the introduction of VB 6.0. Additionally, you should be aware that using VB 6.0 as opposed to the newer versions will significantly limit the operating systems on which the programs developed may be used.
The primary reason I say "generally" above is that there are certain instances where MS offers products at no charge, either in full version or demo/trial products. MS has just begun a program called DreamSpark, which provides free development software to students / academics in certain countries. The full Visual Studio 2008 may be obtained without charge if you meet these criteria at this link: https://downloads.channel8.msdn.com/
It so happens that you may obtain a free (full version) copy of VB 2008 Express and/or other express editions of developer tools at the MS site: http://www.microsoft.com/express/default.aspx (which lists all tools) or at http://www.microsoft.com/products/info/product.aspx?view=22&pcid=43d439ec-5752-435a-8c98-bef237b1229f&crumb=catpage&catid=515c9859-958b-4433-b4f9-91f37258ca2f.
If you need the full standard products, they can be purchased at:
http://www.microsoft.com/products/info/default.aspx?view=22&pcid=515c9859-958b-4433-b4f9-91f37258ca2f - as part of Visual Studio 2008. You will note that there is a free trial available for this product (Pro version), as well, giving you the opportunity to evaluate it before purchasing.
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Posted on Jul 19, 2008
Look on a torrent site like www.mininova.org
and down load it from there for free
you may need to use a program like bitcomet to down load but this program is available at www.bitcomet.com
hope this information is help full
i use bitcomet all the time and never have any problems
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