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Odd IDE behavior in Windows7 64 bit

Odd IDE behavior in Windows7 64 bit

I have noticed an odd behavior of the VB6 IDE in Windows 7 64 bit (8 core i7 3.4ghz) and wondered if others have the same problem.

1. Shapes can't be made transparent so you can't just see a dotted border.

2. Selecting multiple controls on a form with a view to dragging them about together is very sluggish. Some objects in the group don't even show as selected (no little blips on their edges) even though they are and they do move when you execute the move. This makes it hard to see what has been really selected.

3 It a few seconds for say 5 selected objects to move to their new positions when you release the mouse button . On XP this was instant.

The app in the IDE and the final exe run lightning fast with no problems.

I have the IDE set to compatibility mode and as an administrator.

RE: Odd IDE behavior in Windows7 64 bit

All I do when running vb6 under win7 and 8.1 is;
Run as administrator and
Use a non Aero display theme e.g. via Right click on Desktop, Personalize, select 'Windows 7 Basic'

RE: Odd IDE behavior in Windows7 64 bit

There should be an appcompat option to "Disable Desktop Composition" on VB6.exe, which means when you run it Aero is temporarily disabled.

RE: Odd IDE behavior in Windows7 64 bit

I selected the Classic view and it fixed the sluggishness but the problem with not being able to select transparent shape still remains.

RE: Odd IDE behavior in Windows7 64 bit

>I have noticed an odd behavior of the VB6 IDE in Windows 7

I just run it in XP mode ...

RE: Odd IDE behavior in Windows7 64 bit

You might want to get over that.

Windows XP Mode



After April 8, 2014, technical support for Windows XP and Windows XP Mode will no longer be available, including updates that help protect your PC. This means that if you continue to use Windows XP or use Windows XP Mode on a Windows 7 PC after support ends, your PC might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Therefore, to keep your Windows 7 PC secure after April 8, 2014, we recommend that you only use Windows XP Mode if your PC is disconnected from the Internet. Learn more about Windows XP end of support.

RE: Odd IDE behavior in Windows7 64 bit

I run it as a sandbox

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