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What is msvbvm50.dll?


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Windows Process Description:

The Visual Basic 5.0 service pack comes bundled with a library file used to automatically run programs written in the Visual Basic programming language. This library file is the msvbvm50.dll file. It contains a program code critical to running Visual Basic and related applications.

The msvbvm50.dll file actually works as a Visual Basic Virtual Machine. It is self-extracting and automatically loads the run-time files in Microsoft Visual Basic. Applications that were created with Visual Basic 5.0 will not be able to run if the msvbvm50.dll file is removed from the system. This DLL provides enhanced performance services in all Visual Basic-authored ActiveX controls.

As a self-extracting file, the msvbvm50.dll file is automatically downloaded and installed in the system when the user starts to navigate a Web page containing any Visual Basic-authored control. At the same time, the msvbvm50.dll file begins to extract when the user tries to access a newer version of the virtual machine.

With the msvbvm50.dll file, users are given full confidence on the reliability of Microsoft Visual Basic as a platform to programming. It allows for fast and easy creation of applications, whether for experienced programmers or new users of Visual Basic. A complete set of tools for simpler and faster application development is made available by the msvbvm50.dll file as it loads.

The good thing about running the msvbvm50.dll file is that it makes downloading of applications from the Web faster and more reliable. It does this by minimizing the size of Internet downloads of Visual Basic applications. Moreover, it can also be a useful troubleshooting tool. In cases when installation of Visual Basic or any Visual Basic application fails during Setup, the msvbvm50.dll module can be used to resolve problems such as missing files or component failure. This can be done by first comparing the versions of the files in the DLL msvbvm50.dll and the versions in the target computer. The usual problem is that the core files on the target computer may be mismatched. If the msvbvm50.dll file version is newer than those in the target computer, then running the msvbvm50.dll file before running Setup resolves the conflict.

Author: Microsoft Corporation

Author URL: http://

Part Of: Microsoft Windows operating system

Memory Usage: Low

Associated Applications: The file is associated with Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0

Background DLL: No

Uses Network: No

Hardware Related: No

Common Path: C:\ Windows\ System32\ msvbvm50.dll

DLL Version: The current version available is version

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