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    Re: What if there wasn't a new VB6?

    Well there wasn't a new VB6 though.

    So no flying cars, cheap unlimited energy and clean drinking water, no end to famine and war and ethnic strife, and no space colonization.

    Thanks Anders...
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    Re: What if there was a NEW vb6

    Nothing like making lemonade out of lemons, huh?
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    Re: What if there was a NEW vb6

    Ugh. A weird IDE designer, an ad-hoc "framework" that has radically changed at least once, old ASP.Net 4.0, and the shambling nag of the deprecated Silverlight.

    It’s 2015, and LightSwitch is...
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    Re: What if there was a NEW vb6

    The little bit most people ever do can be done on a mobile device. Most phones have grown to a size that lets them serve as canoe paddles in a pinch, cannibalizing much of the tablet market as well....
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    Re: A basic question about strings

    Yes, things like Replace$() and the use of concatenation and loops extracting character-by-character can all add up to eat you alive if good performance is required.

    Of course unless you are doing...
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    Re: Adodc Command

    If you are using the ADO Data Control, then you should be using it with bound controls. Then nearly all of the code simply disappears as unnecessary.

    Otherwise there is no advantage and several...
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    Re: Cunningham's Law

    And here I always thought it was about tamping down the rampant but usually unintended mambo dogface to the bananapatch that goes on in forums.
  8. Re: Runtime Error 5941 The Requested Member of the Collection Does Not Exist

    I only see one collection there: Bookmarks.

    Maybe the document template isn't what your code expects it to be.
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    Re: We knew it: Microsoft hates its customers

    Well if by "web" you mean HTML (or HTML5 or HTML5+CSS, etc.) as far as I know UAP WinRT still offers the option to render that as well in JS+HTML5+CSS+... whatever else is in the hobo stew of web...
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    Re: We knew it: Microsoft hates its customers

    I think he was comparing a rendered XAML UI to HTML rendering, both supporting "flowable layout" that can adapt to changes in form-factor (device display dimensions, snapped left/right dimensions, or...
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    Re: We knew it: Microsoft hates its customers

    Microsoft opens kimono on Windows 10 Universal App Platform



    So we know WPF uses XAML, and you use XAML everywhere under WinRT, but WPF XAML ≠ WinRT XAML and only desktop apps support WPF.
    ...
  12. Re: Need Code For Downloading with Progress Bar?!

    Just create an InvisibleAtRuntime UserControl, which has the AsyncRead method that can do all of this.

    When done the AsyncReadComplete event is fired and passes you an AsyncProperty object, its...
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    Re: [RESOLVED] combine jpg side by side

    Ouch, if you find loops a novelty you're in trouble. ;)


    Yeah, VB6 has PaintPicture and Render methods built in and those work fine for many things but won't get you JPEG format for saving or...
  14. Thread: Farewell?

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    Re: Farewell?

    There might be a lot of reasons why participation has declined, though I realize that wasn't the question.

    There are certainly more places for people to post questions now. For that matter Visual...
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    Re: We knew it: Microsoft hates its customers

    My read on what's happening is a lot different.

    Basically they will no longer have multiple platforms. Phone will likely die once they finally throw in the towel and concede, something they are...
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    Re: Mobile Web Server

    I'm not sure you need a makeshift anything.

    I've looked at two pocketable "WiFi Drive" products close up now. One takes an SD card (or MicroSD in an adapter) or a USB flash device. SDXC is...
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    Re: We knew it: Microsoft hates its customers

    Vista is just a whipping boy. As far as I can tell it never had any issues justifying the reputation it has. So I'd give Microsoft some credit on that one, which only got in trouble where hardware...
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    Re: We knew it: Microsoft hates its customers

    I get the idea this is a bigger, far clunkier device than others like Google Glass. Something like 0.4Kg in the projected production form, screwing tight to your skull for balance. I'll bet if you...
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    Re: vbObjectError

    You can, but it almost ridiculous to skip giving at least the Description argument as well as Number.

    If you insist on this it is even easier:


    Err.Raise vbObjectError + 1051

    No need for a...
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    Re: Get Windows Version

    If you want to use GetVersionEx() calls, and you care about the Windows 8.1+ version lie appcompat shim... then you bypass it by using appropriate supportedOS nodes in your application manifest. See...
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    Re: Need help with Unicode

    Most of this confusion within VB6 is because it was a transitional release of Visual Basic, as was VB5 and VB4-32 (VB4 had both 16-bit and 32-bit Windows support).

    When Microsoft moved to 32-bit...
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    Re: vbObjectError

    I think what happened was that when VB5 (and a year later VB6) made the transition to COM from the older component technologies used previously they were left standing with feet in both worlds.
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    Re: We knew it: Microsoft hates its customers

    I don't see Microsoft creating a private-label iOS the way they seem to be be exploring such a modified Android with CyanogenMod, something along the lines of what Amazon did.

    Yes, they have put...
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    Re: Dust plugs: opinions?

    I notice that my camcorder and still camera use captive port dust caps, as does my Bluetooth headset. I saw some ruggedized tablets that use them too.

    But so far nobody is reporting any...
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    Re: We knew it: Microsoft hates its customers

    Does it really matter anymore though?

    Microsoft might be very close to throwing in the towel on Windows for any platform aside from traditional desktops/laptops and servers. They've been making...
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    Re: Program that read each line?

    If I had to guess from the snippet above... it smells like VB.Net.
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    Re: We knew it: Microsoft hates its customers

    How to decide: Should you upgrade to Windows 10?



    This would be true except that Google has actually worked very, very hard to keep Android from becoming a viable desktop alternative to...
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    Re: Import data from website

    Terms & Conditions



    Seems pretty clear that while you can print or save whole pages to disk for personal use webscraping and reuse is not permitted.
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    Re: Timer Control Not Turning Off

    True, unless you or something you call from there calls the DoEvents() function.

    I'm pretty sure the WM_TIMER events continue to get posted to your message queue as well, and though they get...
  30. Thread: Giggity

    by dilettante
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    Re: Giggity

    Be wary of women named Ida that you meet in a hotel bar. Especially if your name is Brian.
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    Re: Dust plugs: opinions?

    Good point. Even if you only plugged holes you never use (that's what she said) you'd probably end up putting tape on them too just to hold the darned plugs in. At that point you might as well just...
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    Dust plugs: opinions?

    Has anyone used those port dust plugs for laptops, cellphones, network accessories, etc?

    These are usually made from silicone rubber and jam into ports to keep dust and crud out. You can find...
  33. Re: Basic4Android / Basic4iOS (B4A and B4i)

    I think that 3rd party forums like this one are dying out.

    They have a revenue model based on web advertisements (which are dropping in value day by day to almost nothing now) and kickbacks from...
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    Re: Delivery point barcodes

    I doubt it was ever considered legal to use outside of Word. Probably much like attempts to use Word's spellcheck dictionary from outside Word.

    But in any case you might want to read The POSTNET...
  35. Re: Any ad networks that allow ad placement inside windows applications?

    The most common I've seen are banner ads, many of which are just a GIF and a URL that your program opens in the user's default browser when the GIF is clicked.

    Of course these don't offer the...
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    Re: Vb6 and icons

    *sigh*

    The posted attachment has a CUSTOM resource 100 in it that was leftover from something this other guy thought he wanted originally. It is the Form's background picture, and this resource...
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    Some Computing History

    Might be of interest to some of you young whippersnappers who haven't had much exposure to the development of digital computers:

    Bit by Bit

    Hardly perfect, incomplete in many places being...
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    Re: Vb6 and icons

    When it rains it pours!

    Oddly enough I was just asked to help with basically the identical scenario (load transparent GIF from a Custom resource, stamp onto an hDC canvas with transparency). ...
  39. Re: What to do with private information of program's code ?!

    The worst thing you can do is pay attention to "advice" that tells you perfect protection is impossible, so you should throw up your hands and not even try. Some might even wonder if those giving...
  40. Re: Basic4Android / Basic4iOS (B4A and B4i)

    These along with B4J have been mentioned here a few times. Probably worth noting that of the three only B4J is free, and all of them use similar Basic dialects that are sort of like VB6 and almost...
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