The CD also contains 95 Meg of super developer's tools ... but no general documentation :(
Loading VB 6.0 loads IE 4.7, there is no choice. (Actually, some of the DLLs may be required for the help system.) Some VB 6.0 programs that you write require that you distribute IE 4.7, otherwise, your programs won't work.
So I tried to run Explore (one of the samples), there was a warning that it was written in an earlier version of VB and ... the libraries were missing!
On the CD, there are 44 VB samples.
No explainations. No description.
Actually, descriptions are available if you enter just samples in the help search.
There are several problems with the documentation
For instance, Spy requires that you copy files from cd:\tools\mfc to c:\Windows\System . Cool ... except that the mfc directory does not exist. However, several mfc*.dll's are in cd:\os\system and they appear to have already been copied to c:\Windows\System.
There is no indication what the boffice (BackOffice) directory is for. For instance, Winntop.htm only talks about the NT option pack and not Winntop.exe (a great piece of software).
One of the main problems with the help is that individual pages do not reference the applications that they apply to. When you are searching for VB help and you get C++ help instead, it should say so.
Search help for common dialog control
You are referenced to Using Visual Basic's Standard Controls for more information. This, of course, is not found by serching the help index. Instead, you click See Also which contains the reference.
The See Also link is inconsistent - somtimes you get a selection list and other times it just opens a new page.
The VB 6.0 help says that the "common dialog control provides an interface between Visual Basic and the routines in the Microsoft Windows dynamic-link library Commdlg.dll". This, of course, is bull. Commdlg.dll is a 16-bit Windows 3.1 tool, and VB 6.0 uses the 32-bit ComDlg32.OCX instead. The help says that you need to install the Common Dialog Control, but you just better know the the real name is Microsoft Common Dialog Control 6.0.