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Automated Build Tools for VB

Can anyone suggest automated build tools for compiling VB6?  I'd be interested in learning about what works best, be it writing custom scripts and makefiles, free tools, or proprietary software....

Tuesday, November 5, 2002

I use a batch file with all the make info in it.  The make command is <vb6.exe /make "ProjectDirandName.vbp">.  Look in msdn for more info.

Tuesday, November 5, 2002

we use & recommend finalbuilder from atozed software.

Joel Spolsky
Tuesday, November 5, 2002

I tried the free 30 day eval of FinalBuilder after Joel's recommendation a few months ago.  I was very impressed!  I was up and running with it after a few hours of tinkering.

It's very affordable, very easy to learn, and it allows you to call your own legacy batch or script files if you need to extend its functionallity in any way.

The single-step debugger is a very usable when executing multi-step build sequences that launch many different tools and apps.

Heston Holtmann
Tuesday, November 5, 2002

Another vote for FinalBuilder. I love it.

Tim Sullivan
Tuesday, November 5, 2002

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