Microsoft KB Archive/169378

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DOC: Visual Basic 5.0 .DOC Files Not Included in Tools Directory

Article ID: 169378

Article Last Modified on 2/16/2005


  • Microsoft Visual Studio 97 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Enterprise Edition

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Visual Basic 5.0 Books Online states the following:

"Chapters in this book are also available as Microsoft[ASCII 174] Word documents, enabling you to copy or print multiple topics at once. If you don't have Word, you can view and print the documents using Word Viewer 7.1. Both the viewer Setup.exe and the Books Online .doc files are included in the Tools directory of your Visual Basic CD-ROM."

However, the documents and viewer are not included in the VB5.0\tools\docs directory of Visual Studio CD-ROM that includes Visual Basic 5.0.


Visual Studio 97 includes a coupon for a set of Visual Basic 5.0 documentation. You can send in the completed coupon to this printed documentation.

Another option is to print the documentation from the MSDN browser that comes with Visual Studio.

You may also download the files from the Visual Studio Owners site at:

The documentation is available as a single downloadable file in the past "Weekly Feature" section of the Visual Basic area.

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