FILE: VBUSC.EXE Provides Licensing for Discontinued Controls

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VBUSC.EXE is a file that installs the Design-Time Licenses for ActiveX controls that shipped with earlier versions of Visual Basic, but are no longer supported and have been discontinued with the current version.


The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Release Date: August 15, 2000

For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
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    FileName               Size
   VBUSC.EXE                88k
The following controls are no longer supported by Microsoft Visual Basic:
ActiveX Control Name                Filename
Desaware Animated Button Control    ANIBTN32.OCX
Microhelp Gauge Control             GAUGE32.OCX
Pinnacle-BPS Graph Control          GRAPH32.EXE
Microsoft Grid Control              GRID32.OCX
Microhelp Key State Control         KEYSTA32.OCX
Microsoft Outline Control           MSOUTL32.OCX
Outrider SpinButton Control         SPIN32.OCX
Sheridan 3D Controls                THREED32.OCX
The ActiveX controls listed above are no longer supported, but ship with the Professional and Enterprise Editions of Microsoft Visual Basic for backward compatibility when upgrading existing projects.

These controls do not ship with the Learning Edition of Microsoft Visual Basic.

For the Professional and Enterprise Editions, the controls are located on the installation CDs at the following locations:
Microsoft Visual Basic Edition        Location
Professional 6.0                      \Common\Tools\VB\Controls
Enterprise 6.0                        \Common\Tools\VB\Controls
Visual Studio Professional 6.0        \Common\Tools\VB\Controls (CD2)
Visual Studio Enterprise 6.0          \Common\Tools\VB\Controls (CD3)
Each of these directories contain a README.TXT with instructions on how to install the controls for design-time use.

NOTE: Using the Learning Edition to upgrade a project developed in an earlier version of Microsoft Visual Basic might result in licensing problems for these controls.

The VBUSC.EXE installs the design-time licenses for the controls listed above if Visual Basic is detected on the computer.


For additional information, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
194784 INFO: Controls Shipped in Visual Basic 6.0

172193 INFO: List of VB 4.0 Custom Controls Discontinued in VB 5.0


Article ID: 195353 - Last Review: March 7, 2005 - Revision: 3.3
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Learning Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition
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