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    VB 5 recommendation (VB)

    I have a copy of VB5 I'm thinking of installing on my home computer. I use VB6 (rarely) at work, but can't get a copy for home use. I'm wondering how much I'll lose out on by running 5, and how limited I'll be in trying to swap between the two. I use mostly the VBA in Office 2000. Would VB6 be any better coupled with 2000 than VB5?

    Any other useful comparative info appreciated too. Thanks.

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    Re: VB 5 recommendation (VB)

    If you plan on exchanging VB projects between home and work, get VB6 for your home PC. VB6 has new controls, and new versions of existing controls. Trying to mix VB5 and VB6 is going to be a headache with invalid object references etc. (I tried it once, it was more trouble than it was worth)

    Moreover, since VBA in Office 2000 is based on the VB6 engine, installing VB5 after Office 2000 may cause problems.

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    Re: VB 5 recommendation (VB)

    Thanks Hans. Your own experiences are enough to convince me <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>, particularly considering the 2000/ VB6 connection you point out.

    Alan

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    Re: VB 5 recommendation (VB)

    One other note: I could not live without the Split and Replace functions, and InStrRev often is useful, too. All of these, plus some oddball items like CallByName, were added in VB 6.

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