I gave up on VB6 due the Windows 2000 look and the aging controls that no longer seemed to be supported. Using VBCCR13.OCX
and a manifest for VB6.EXE
giving me current Windows 7 theming, I have a renewed interest in using it again for the vast VB6 code base that exists.
Q. What is the benefit of using these over the existing controls?
Q. Does each control have the same properties? Do they have new properties?
The benefit is that these controls are linked to the comctl32.dll, that means they support the latest API calls, functions, properties and visual styles (themes).
The existing common controls 6.0 from MS are not linked to the comctl32.dll, so they doesn't support the visual styles (themes).
Reason why: The controls of the comct32.dll are compiled directly into the common controls 6.0 from MS, but as of state of a old version of comctl32.dll
Only the common controls 5.0 from MS are linked to the comctl32.dll, but the COM hull is very old and so they have a leak of the latest functions and properties. Also controls like the DTPicker, MonthView or UpDown are not included.
has been released by Krool if you want to update your library.