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    Microsoft Development Environment 6.0

    Hi,

    I have a copy of MS Development Envt 6.0 installed on my PC - I think (?) it was a by-product of installing Frontpage 2000??

    Does anyone know where I can get a 'standalone' installation copy of MS DE 6.0?? The principal reason for this is the excellent Help file associated with the program - which contains programming refs for JScript, VBScript, HTML, DHTML, ASP etc etc all in one place.

    I'm leaving my current job in a few weeks and want to get a copy of MS DE 6.0 onto my home PC. I've hunted high and low on microsoft.com, but with no luck.

    Can anyone help me please?

    Cheers,

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    Re: Microsoft Development Environment 6.0

    I can't find anything at MS either.
    Are you sure about the name? (MS DE comes up as Design Engine!)
    I've got FP2000 & FP2002 here so I'll gladly try and hunt down where it came from if I can.
    Have you got the names of any files associated with it that may give us a clue?

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    Re: Microsoft Development Environment 6.0

    Thanks for getting back to me. Here's some info...

    <Help> <About...> gives the name as "Microsoft Development Environment 6.0" Copyright 1987 -1999. Version Number: 8392 -

    The exe that starts up the program is called MSE.exe and its installed in "C:Program FilesMicrosoft Visual StudioCommonIDEIDE98"

    (Note: I don't have Visual Studio and have never installed it)

    Right clicking on MSE.exe gives the file version as "6.01.8392".

    I don't have any more than that I'm affriad.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Microsoft Development Environment 6.0

    Maybe this, then:

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/msde/default.asp>MSDE (Microsoft Data Engine) for Visual Studio 6.0</A>

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    Re: Microsoft Development Environment 6.0

    Thanks for the pointer...no joy though.

    Its a 20Mb download that, on installation, appears to do nothing but provide a facility to connect to an SQL server backend - i.e no GUI to speak of.

    I'll keep searching - thanks for your help.

    Ade

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    Re: Microsoft Development Environment 6.0

    The link I gave you led in turn to another link (<A target="_blank" HREF=http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/msde/download.asp>http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/msde/download.asp</A>) which would allow you to download MSDE.
    However, you need to have a registered copy of Visual Studio to be able to do that.
    What is confusing me is that you have a folder for Visual Studio, but yet you don't have a copy of that software and have never installed it!

    But...

    MSE.exe is Microsoft Script Editor and comes with Office 2000.

    is that what you are looking for?

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    Re: Microsoft Development Environment 6.0

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Ade I hate to be frivolous on a serious board but you have to be hallucinating. You will never find the program you think you are looking for because MS doesn't know how to write a good help file so this program can't really exist. I think all MS help files are written by their Ad men.

    Seriously I really would like to see this help file so I will be watching here. Be sure to let us know when you do run it down.

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    Re: Microsoft Development Environment 6.0

    Not sure about that Booklady... I'm a Tech Writer (not for MS though) and I've heard nothing but good things about MS Money help at all the classes and conferences I've been to. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
    have fun

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    Re: Microsoft Development Environment 6.0

    I have it as a result of an MS Office 2000 install. I have Developers' edition- but it's also on our work machines with a standard install- though I don't know if that came as a result of Front Page being installed on some machines.

    If it's just the help files, check the Microsoft site- many of their help files are available on line. While you've still got mse.exe, find a helk topic with an unusual word or two, and search microsoft.com
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    Re: Microsoft Development Environment 6.0

    OK KT obviously I haven't used all of the MS help files. As big as they are they have to have one or two that work. I am a Quicken abuser so I never delved into MSMoney. But recently two programs, one was Frontpage Express and the other Outlook, really irritated me. FPE has 4 help pages and they all say FPE does this great but not how to use it to do it. I am just working up my ambition to attempt some html to make a web page and am hoping to find a decent help file on it.

    Please don't send me to MS on line. That is another one that is beyond my capabilities to comprehend. I just wait for someone to post a link on something I am interested in and then go see what they recommended. Can't make up my mind if that means I am too smart to reinvent the wheel or too lazy to do my own research.

    But I am learning more everyday

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    Re: Microsoft Development Environment 6.0

    OK, I'm getting somewhere now. This <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q248/0/90.ASP>KB page</A> confirms that MSE (as I've also discovered its officially referred to) is installed as part of Office2k.

    I've had a look on a Project2k cdrom, but can't find it - so I'm off home tonight to have a look at the Frontpage2k cdrom. It must have come from there.

    I've done detailed searches on MSDN download centre, MS downloads and the (new - have you seen it?) MS Support site - no joy. Guess it looks like its an install on demand package and not a standalone thats available from MS.

    The KB article above also confirms that its installed in a directory called M' S' Visual Studio - even though I've never installed Visual Studio - guess that answers your question Leif?

    Cheers for now,

    Ade

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    Re: Microsoft Development Environment 6.0

    I just had a quick check on my FP200 CD . . .

    In folder ...PFilesvstudiocommonideide98 I have found mse.exe V6.1.83.92

    I guess that answers everyone's questions!

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    Re: Microsoft Development Environment 6.0

    The Microsoft Script Editor does not appear to be a freely available download. The Windows Script De######, which is freely available, has not impressed me as a useful tool.

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    Re: Microsoft Development Environment 6.0

    My understanding has always been that the MS Development Environment is a stripped down version of the VS6 DevEn.

    (VS6 pre-dated Ofiice 2000, and the installation directory structure (e.g."C:Program FilesMicrosoft Visual StudioCommonIDEIDE98") is the same.)
    Gre

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