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Automating the VB Build Process

It's fairly easy to make a project from the command line in VB:

Vb6 /make project.vbp

But what if I want to set my revision number by hand at this time? Is there a slicker way to do this than to hack the RevisionVer= line in the .vbp file?

I ask here because I know Joel is a fan of automated builds and of VB.

Jeff Paulsen
Friday, December 14, 2001

Hi Jeff

Take a look at FinalBuilder, our build automation tool.

It supports VB6, Source Safe 6, most of the common installer packages and much more.


Vincent Parrett
AtoZed Software

Vincent Parrett
Friday, December 14, 2001

You should also check out Visual Build by Kinook Software.  I've had a lot of success with this tool.

Brandon Knowle
Friday, December 14, 2001

Vincent Parrett's FinalBuilder rocks.

I just discovered it about a week ago and I got rid of all our wickedly confusing batch scripts which used to run the build.  It took me 5 minutes to set up our entire build process (including building the installation).  That probably is because he supports both our IDE (VB) and our Installer (InnoSetup).

Anyway, I can't give it enough props.  If you want a super easy build tool, use FinalBuilder.

Michael Pryor
Friday, December 14, 2001

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