I read an article on another VB site dated 3/28/97 that stated that the executables created by VB 5.0 would still require a runtime dll (vbrun500.dll or something like that). Is this true?
That's not quite right. Visual Basic 5.0 applications are really compiled
which means that there is no DLL required to interpret the code formerly
stored in the .EXE file. However, any DLLs that the executable needs, such
as Data Access Object (DAO) DLLs or specific DLLs for controls will still
have to be distributed with the executable.