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VB6 Mass compile 1-Jan-2014

Submitted on: 1/1/2014 12:20:50 PM
By: Kenaso 
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     This may help some of you that have a need to perform mass compiles using Visual BASIC 6.0

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				After tweaking a support module that may effect several applications, you may want to do a mass compile. Below is an example of what I use. You may use VBP or VBG files.
Copy this code into an empty text file and rename the file to Compile.bat. You may store it anywhere since all entries have complete path information. I save mine in the root of C: drive.
When it is finished, the final report is also in the root drive and may be opened with any text editor (Notepad). Within the output report, it should look something like this:
 VB Compile Report 
 Wed 02/02/2011 4:56:11.80 
 Build of 'API_Hash_Demo.exe' succeeded.
 Build of 'DefragAll.exe' succeeded.
If you have an error, Sometimes it is as simple as a bad reference to a module or variable. Other times, it will be like a COBOL error. You will have to backtrack from where the error was reported to where the error actually is located.
------- Copy code below here ---------
TITLE "Compiling VB Source Code"
CD C:\
set FLDR=
set VBIDE=
echo ***************************************************
echoClose all active applications and press ENTER
echoPress CTRL+C to terminate this application
echoPress ENTER to begin compiling
echo ***************************************************
pause > nul
set VBIDE="C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\VB98\vb6.exe"
set RPTFILE="C:\Kens Software\Cmpl_Rpt.txt"
set FLDR=C:\Kens Software
:: Create new report file
echo VB Compile Report > %RPTFILE%
echo %DATE% %TIME% >> %RPTFILE%
echo ------------------------------------- >> %RPTFILE%
:: Navigate to source code base folder
CD "C:\Kens Software"
:: Update file with project name
echo Compiling - "%FLDR%\AnotherReboot\AnotherReboot.vbp"
%VBIDE% /make "%FLDR%\AnotherReboot\AnotherReboot.vbp" /out %RPTFILE% 
echo Compiling - "%FLDR%\API_Hash\API_Hash_Demo.vbp"
%VBIDE% /make "%FLDR%\API_Hash\API_Hash_Demo.vbp" /out %RPTFILE%
echo Compiling - "%FLDR%\ASCII_Chart\Ascii_Chart.vbp"
%VBIDE% /make "%FLDR%\ASCII_Chart\Ascii_Chart.vbp" /out %RPTFILE%
echo Compiling - "%FLDR%\BuildTables\BuildTables.vbp"
%VBIDE% /make "%FLDR%\BuildTables\BuildTables.vbp" /out %RPTFILE%
echo Compiling - "%FLDR%\DiscDataWipe\DDWipe_Group.vbg"
%VBIDE% /make "%FLDR%\DiscDataWipe\DDWipe_Group.vbg" /out %RPTFILE%
echo Compiling - "%FLDR%\kiCrypt\kiCrypt_Group.vbg"
%VBIDE% /make "%FLDR%\kiCrypt\kiCrypt_Group.vbg" /out %RPTFILE%
echo Compiling - "%FLDR%\kiHash\kiHash_Group.vbg"
%VBIDE% /make "%FLDR%\kiHash\kiHash_Group.vbg" /out %RPTFILE%
echo Compiling - "%FLDR%\kiMisc\kiMisc_Group.vbg"
%VBIDE% /make "%FLDR%\kiMisc\kiMisc_Group.vbg" /out %RPTFILE%
echo Compiling - "%FLDR%\kiPrng\kiPrng_Group.vbg"
%VBIDE% /make "%FLDR%\kiPrng\kiPrng_Group.vbg" /out %RPTFILE%
echo Compiling - "%FLDR%\RebootPC\RebootPC.vbp"
%VBIDE% /make "%FLDR%\RebootPC\RebootPC.vbp" /out %RPTFILE%
echo Compiling - "%FLDR%\ZipDater\ZipDater.vbp"
%VBIDE% /make "%FLDR%\ZipDater\ZipDater.vbp" /out %RPTFILE%
:: Remove DLL debug files
echo *************************************************
echo **Remove DLL debug files**
echo *************************************************
del /S /Q "%FLDR%\*.exp"
del /S /Q "%FLDR%\*.lib"
del /S /Q "%FLDR%\*.obj"
echo *************************************************
echo. >> %RPTFILE%
echo ------------------------------------- >> %RPTFILE%
echo End of report >> %RPTFILE%
CD C:\
echo ****************************************
echo Finished performing compiles
echo Press any key to continue
echo ****************************************
pause > nul
goto done
set FLDR=
set VBIDE=
CD C:\

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1/4/2012 11:31:10 AMBonnie West

SETLOCAL seems to have the same effect as manually removing environment variables.
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1/5/2012 1:56:55 PMKenaso

Thanks Bonnie. I have never seen that command before.
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1/10/2012 9:19:09 AMKenaso

Bonnie, here is some additional information on the SETLOCAL DOS command.

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