Microsoft KB Archive/105541

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How to Get Entire VB KB in 2 Help Files with Full-Text Search

Article ID: Q105541
Creation Date: 20-OCT-1993
Revision Date: 03-JUN-1996 The information in this article applies to:

  • Standard, Professional, and Enterprise Editions of Microsoft Visual Basic, 16-bit and 32-bit, for Windows, version 4.0
  • Standard and Professional Editions of Microsoft Visual Basic for Windows, versions 2.0 and 3.0

SUMMARY


You can get the complete Microsoft Visual Basic for Windows Knowledge Base in either a 16-bit Microsoft Windows for Workgroups Help file format, or in a 32-bit Microsoft Windows 95 Help file format. These help files will be updated regularly. The latest versions were created on January 03, 1996 and January 30, 1996.

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Contents of VBKB32.EXE (Windows 95 Help file) S15890

  • README.TXT
  • VB_BUGS.HLP (latest versions of the articles that discuss bugs, fixes, or updates to Visual Basic for Windows)
  • VB_BUGS.CNT (contents file required for VB_BUGS.HLP)
  • VB_TIPS.HLP (latest versions of the articles that give tips and techniques for Visual Basic for Windows)
  • VB_TIPS.CNT (contents file required for VB_TIPS.HLP)

Contents of VBKB16.EXE (16-bit Windows for Workgroups Help file) S15891

  • README.TXT
  • VB_BUGS.HLP (latest versions of the articles that discuss bugs, fixes, or updates to Visual Basic for Windows)
  • VB_BUGS.IND (index file required for VB_BUGS.HLP for full-text search)
  • VB_TIPS.HLP (latest versions of the articles that give tips and techniques for Visual Basic for Windows)
  • VB_TIPS.IND (index file required for VB_TIPS.HLP for full-text search)
  • FTENGINE.DLL (required for full-text search -- put in WINDOWS directory)
  • FTUI.DLL (required for full-text search -- put in WINDOWS directory)
  • MVAPI.DLL (required for full-text search -- put in WINDOWS directory)

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There are over 1000 categorized articles in the Visual Basic for Windows collection. The two help files that hold these articles have been placed in a self-extracting file (VBKB32.EXE or VBKB16.EXE) that you can download from several different places (listed below). The Help files in VBKB32.EXE and VBKB16.EXE have a Find button that allows full-text search. To obtain the Help files, download VBKB32.EXE or VBKB16.EXE. Then run it in an empty directory to extract the files.

Where to Find VBKB32.EXE or VBKB16.EXE


You can find VBKB32.EXE (size: 1881867 bytes) 
                        or VBKB16.EXE, a self-extracting file, on these

services:

  • Microsoft's World Wide Web site on the Internet

          On the www.microsoft.com home page, click the Support icon
          Click Knowledge Base, and select the product
    

    Enter kbfile VBKB32.EXE (size: 1881867 bytes) (or VBKB16.EXE), and click GO! Open the article, and click the button to download the file

  • Internet (anonymous FTP)

          ftp ftp.microsoft.com
          Change to the Softlib/Mslfiles folder
    

    Get VBKB32.EXE (size: 1881867 bytes) or (VBKB16.EXE)

  • The Microsoft Network

          On the Edit menu, click Go To, and then click Other Location
          Type "mssupport" (without the quotation marks)
          Double-click the MS Software Library icon
          Find the appropriate product area
          Locate and Download VBKB32.EXE (or VBKB16.EXE)
  • Microsoft Download Service (MSDL)

          Dial (206) 936-6735 to connect to MSDL
    

    Download VBKB32.EXE (size: 1881867 bytes) (or VBKB16.EXE)

For additional information about downloading, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

   ARTICLE-ID: Q119591
   TITLE     : How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services

After downloading VBKB32.EXE or VBKB16.EXE, run it to extract the files it contains. Send Comments and Corrections to yKBFeed@Microsoft.Com


If you have corrections, comments, or feedback on any of the articles in the Visual Basic for Windows collection, please send the Q number of the article along with your comments in a personal electronic mail message to yKBFeed@Microsoft.Com on the Internet.

In the text, please ask that your message be given to the Visual Basic Knowledge Base Lead (KBL). Please send mail to the same address if you have feedback on how we could improve the Microsoft Knowledge Base or if you would like to contribute articles.



Additional reference words: 2.00 3.00 4.00 on-line dskbguide
S14447 VBKB_FT.EXE vb4win vb4all
KBCategory: kbref kbfile
KBSubcategory: RefsProd

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