A Blog by Scott Isaacs

Mouse Wheel in VB6

Now that VB8 has been out for a few months, and I’m using it as much as I use VB6 (mostly on VB7), I’ve finally found an answer to a problem that has bugged me forever.  OK, well, not forever, but for a long time.

Has anyone ever noticed that the scroll wheel on your mouse doesn’t work correctly in VB6?  A coworker sent me a link today that tells you how to fix that.

So, in case I’m not the only person to not know that such a fix exists (because I never bothered to search), here you go!  Enjoy!

What a great way to end a Friday…  😉


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1 Comment

  1. Even though it’s not your primary environment, I’m intrigued by your use of VB6. I’m assuming it’s for working with COM? Supporting older stuff?

    I’m wondering how much COM still lives at Microsoft; I’ve heard that large parts of VS.NET (all versions) still leverage COM quite a bit as does Office. Do you see this changing any time soon?

    Occasionally I find myself needing to write something quick and dirty that leverages COM (like the other day to pull stuff from Visual SourceSafe) and when I’m at that point I think of using VS.NET but it seems like unnecessary interop to do so.

    What’s the insider’s take?

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