Using Visual basic with Wine

Daryl Warkentin warkentin at
Thu May 8 09:49:01 CDT 2003

On Wed, 2003-05-07 at 18:14, Joe Dufresne wrote:
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> Hi, Guy's.  Newbie here, to both Linux (<1 year using) and Wine (only
> started messing with it recently)
> I made a deal with a freind that will net me "free" wireless, but i
> either need to get his program running under Wine, or else i'll need to
> goto a virtual PC, or worse yet, build a MS box.  since this is a
> microsoft free home, and I wish to keep it that way, I'm trying Wine.
> the program I need to run is using VB code.  I tried running it with the
> version of wine included with my CD's.  that gave me an error that it
> couldn't find the required .dll's, so I went searching, and found the
> wine faq, which said to get vbrun60.dll.  I couldn't find this file, the
> closest was vbrun60.exe off of MS's web site, but this wouldn't install
> either.

Usually you can just "unzip" the executable installer and hopefully get
the files you want.

> Asking on the SuSE list, I was advised to use the /C switch, but wine
> did not (appear to) even load.
> i found, and upgraded to the April release of wine, and retired to
> install vb code, but with the same results.
> So, 1, can I run VB programs under wine, 2, where do I find vbrun60.dll,
> and 3, how do I install it.
> I'd like to find whoever thought up visual basic, and intoduce him to my
> steel pipe.  i'm no programmer, but as I see it, Visual basic is to
> programing as an erector set is to construction
> Joe
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Daryl Warkentin
Hardware Engineering
SED Systems

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