Category: Main Programming / Software Engineering Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition

Visual Basic

Visual Basic 6 Enterprise Edition - Service Pack 5

Application Details:

Version: 6.0 Enterprise Edition
Votes: 4
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.4

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Test Results

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What works

A decently complex application built with Visual Basic works well with Wine 1.1.41.

The following works:

- Applications using Microsoft Data Environment Instance 1.0

- Applications using ADODB  (Testing)

- Applications using MSSQL via ODBC or via OLE DB

- Applications using MySQL via ODBC or via OLE DB

- Applications using 'Printer' class

- Applications using Crystal Reports 8.5 ActiveX

To get it working, I had to do the following:

1) Install 'mdac_typ' using 'winetricks' as the application was using Activex Data Objects (ADO) ADODB.RecordSet.

3) Install 'dcom98' using 'winetricks' as Wine 1.1.41

What does not

- A third party OCX control called ':) VB Skinner' (testing)


What was not tested

Pretty much everything else.

- A call to Visual Basic function 'DoEvents' make the application consume 100% cpu and not return in Wine 1.0.1.

- When accessing fields with name in ADODB.RecordSet an error comes up saying that the requested column is not found even though when enumerating the fields collection, the column clearly exists. This happened with Wine 1.0.1 and the bug was solved when Wine 1.1.26 was installed.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Installed VB6 sp3 This an open project. If all of us contribute it will be beter every day!

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 13Oct 26 20101.3.4Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 25 20101.1.41Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze"Apr 24 20101.1.38Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 07 20091.1.26N/A Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowFedora 8Mar 30 20091.1.18Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
12789 vb6 with sheridan datawidgets, grids are drawn off the window NEW View
19751 VB6 format function NEW View
20732 Icons are not rendered 100% correctly in VB6 apps NEW View
23726 Microsoft visual Basic 6.0: Crashes when adding certain characters to a programming statement NEW View
24914 Unable to resize form in visual basic 6 enterprise NEW View
30699 wine printing: barcode is not printed from VB6 application NEW View
33058 Visual Basic 6 crashes when object browser is clicked NEW View
33069 Visual Basic 6 can't load any component NEW View
33239 VisualBasic arrays of User Defined Type (UDTs) with strings NEEDINFO View

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HowTo / Notes


2015-4-20 Admin note: this howto is very old. It has been confirmed by users to work for Wine 1.4.1,   but may not be relevant to current Wine.

By waraltca. march 25/2010

1) add the wine repository to you ubuntu.
    - On System>Administration>SoftwareOrigins
    - Click on "OtherSoftware" Tab and click on add button.
    - Paste ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa on the textbox and click on AddSource.
    - If an error is thrown, don't care about.

2) Install MDAC 2.8 and dcom98 from winetricks (
3) Go to wine configuration>library TAB and make sure this dll are added.
    - hhcrtl.ocx (este tienen que tieparlo, no aparece en la lista)
    - odbc32
    - odbccp32
    - ole32
    - oleaut32
    - riched20
    - riched32
    - rpcrt4
    - urlmon
4) Put ole32 and rpcrt4 to (buitin, native)

5) Set the Windows emulation to Windows ME
6) Install VB6 and don't care about the java installation error message you will receive.



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