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Project Properties for Visual Basic 6.0 Users

Project properties in both Visual Basic 6.0 and Visual Basic 2008 specify various global settings for a project; many of the project properties differ between Visual Basic 6.0 and Visual Basic 2008.

In Visual Basic 6.0, project properties are set in the Project Properties dialog box.

In Visual Basic 2008, project properties are set in the Project Designer. For more information, see Introduction to the Project Designer.

ActiveX Component Properties

In Visual Basic 6.0, there are several properties related to ActiveX components, including Unattended Execution, Threading Model, Require License Key, Retain in Memory, Start Mode, Remote Server, and Version Compatibility.

In Visual Basic 2008, the model for creating components is considerably different, and there are no direct equivalents for these project properties. For more information, see Component Authoring for Visual Basic 6.0 Users.

Upgrade ActiveX Controls Property

In Visual Basic 6.0, the Upgrade ActiveX Controls project property automatically updates any ActiveX controls if you have installed a newer version of them on your machine since the last time you opened the project.

In Visual Basic 2008, although you can use ActiveX controls, there is no equivalent for this property. The project will use the version of the ActiveX control that you referenced when you added it to the project.

Remove information about Unused ActiveX Controls Property

In Visual Basic 6.0, the Remove information about Unused ActiveX Controls project property strips out references to unused controls before compiling.

In Visual Basic 2008, there is no equivalent; unused controls are never compiled.

Compiler Optimizations

Although both Visual Basic 6.0 and Visual Basic 2008 support compiler optimizations, the compilers, and therefore the available optimizations, are different. For more information, see Visual Basic Compiler.

Visual Basic 2008 compiler optimizations are set in the Advanced Compiler Settings dialog box, accessible from the Compile tab of the Project Designer.

The following list provides a comparison of Visual Basic 6.0 and Visual Basic 2008 project properties. Information on where to find the Visual Basic 2008 project properties is indented under each property name Notice that not all properties are available for all project types.

Visual Basic 6.0

Visual Basic 2008

Auto Increment

Automatically increment revision with each publish

Publish tab of the Project Designer.

Command Line Arguments

Command line arguments

Debug tab of the Project Designer.

Compile options

New implementation. For more information, see Visual Basic Compiler.

Conditional Compilation Arguments

Compilation Constants

Advanced Compiler Settings dialog box, accessible from the Compile tab of the Project Designer.

DLL Base Address

DLL base address

Advanced Compiler Settings dialog box, accessible from the Compile tab of the Project Designer.

Help File Name

New implementation. For more information, see Help Support for Visual Basic 6.0 Users.

Icon

Icon

Application tab of the Project Designer.

Project Description

DescriptionAssembly Information dialog box, accessible from the Application tab of the Project Designer.

Project Help Context ID

New implementation. For more information, see Help Support for Visual Basic 6.0 Users.

Project Name

Assembly name

Application tab of the Project Designer.

Project Type

Application type

Application tab of the Project Designer.

Remote Server

No equivalent.

Remove information about Unused ActiveX Controls

No equivalent.

Require License Key

No equivalent.

Retained In Memory

No equivalent.

Start Mode (components)

No equivalent.

Startup Object

Startup form, Startup object

Application tab of the Project Designer

Threading Model

No equivalent.

Title

Title

Assembly Information dialog box, accessible from the Application tab of the Project Designer.

Unattended Execution

No equivalent.

Upgrade ActiveX Controls

No equivalent.

Version Compatibility

No equivalent.

Version Information

Company, Product, Copyright, Trademark

Assembly Information dialog box, accessible from the Application tab of the Project Designer.

Version Number

Assembly Version

Assembly Information dialog box, accessible from the Application tab of the Project Designer.

When this project starts

Start Action

Debug tab of the Project Designer

Community Additions

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