Wine 0.8: VB compatibility !!

Marcus Meissner marcus at
Mon Nov 11 14:36:10 CST 2002

On Sat, Nov 09, 2002 at 11:41:44AM -0000, Ann and Jason Edmeades wrote:
> I have a VB prog (see which I spent a long time getting
> working under Wine and fixed all the oleaut32 Var* routines it used. However
> if you look at that dll, there are still a huge number of stubs.
> Additionally the date/time handling is (was, anyway) pretty useless. I would
> strongly recommend if anyone starts writing VB testcases they try and
> exercise the Variant cases as well as the standard types (...and no, I dont
> have time!)
> VB Window Icons dont work in the wine tree - Marcus sent me a fix for
> OleLoadPictureEx which solves the problem but he never submitted it to the
> wine tree (I have a copy, but not of the license it was under). Also, Icons
> containing transparency dont work for me either, but thats not a vb thing, I
> guess.

It has been committed to CVS now.

However, most of those VB apps appear to try to load PICTYPE_ICON,
which we do not support yet.
Ciao, Marcus

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