Wait for "Release" folder to be created in the same folder as your project (Click "Yes" if asked).
The executable, and any controls and dlls that your application requires will be copied to a subfolder within the Release folder.
The release folder will also contain a zip file and an executable file which will have your application's current version number appended to the filename.
Copy the version numbered executable file from the "Release" folder to removable media such as a CD-ROM or USB key, or to a network location that your end users can access.
No other files need to be distributed. The zip file and the subfolder containing the various application components are for diagnosing distribution issues should they occur.
Run the version numbered executable directly from the "Release" folderremovable media or network.
Check the legal status of any files before distributing them to others.
The version numbered executable is a self-extracting archive that contains all of the components (dll's and ocx's) that the application needs.
Loading of dlls is controlled by a manifest file, meaning that the application will use the controls and dlls from the Release folderself-extracting archive, regardless of which controls and dlls are registered on the user's system. Consequently, it is not necessary to have these components (including the VB6 runtime) installed on the user's system.