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How To Determine VS97 Service Pack Updates in a Product

Article ID: 170367

Article Last Modified on 8/11/2005


  • Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 3

This article was previously published under Q170367


The Help About drop-down boxes in the various developer tools included in Visual Studio 97 do not indicate what updates have been made since the initial release of the product in 1997.

After you apply the Service Pack to a developer tool, the only indication that the Service Pack has been applied is in the version information embedded in file properties for the binary files that were updated.


To determine which updates have been made since the initial release of a product, you need to examine the version number in the properties of one or more files.

The procedure is as follows:

  1. Look in the following table to determine which file you want to examine. In some cases, more than one file for a product may be needed to fully specify the update history of the product.
  2. For each file, right-click the file in Windows Explorer and select Properties.
  3. Click the Versions tab and compare the version listed with the version in the table.

The following table lists the Developer Tools Products that shipped in 1997 and have been updated in a Visual Studio 97 Service Pack:

                         Version on
Product      Files        Release     SP1         SP2         SP3
Visual       setupwiz.exe 5.00.3716   5.00.3905   5.00.3905   5.00.3905
Basic 5.0    vb5ide.dll   5.00.3724   ---         5.00.4319   5.00.4511
             vba5.dll     5.00.7115   ---         5.00.7717   5.00.7911

Visual       link.exe     5.00.7022   5.02.7132   5.02.7132   5.10.7303
C++ 5.0      eecxx.dll    5.00.7122   ---         5.00.7198   5.00.7198

InterDev 1.0 devisws.pkg  5.00.7022   5.00.7087   No update   No update

Visual       devjava.pkg  5.00.7022   5.00.7128   5.00.7128   5.00.7128
J++ 1.1      devdbg.pkg   5.00.7022   5.00.7128   5.00.7198   5.00.7198
             emjav.dll    1.01.7022   ---         ---         1.01.7287

SourceSafe   ssscc.dll    5.00.2218   5.00.2219   5.00.2220   5.00.2222

FoxPro 5.0   vfp.exe      Build 402   No update   Build 412   Build 415


For additional information, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

170365 INFO: Visual Studio 97 Service Packs - What, Where, and Why

172610 INFO: Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2 Readme

170366 INFO: Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 1 Readme

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