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  1. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    Er, actually the problem began because unelected agents ("emergency managers") of the most unpopular Republican Governor in Michigan history Rick Snyder cut Flint off the Detroit City water that was...
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    Re: Building a .manifest SxS resource

    I'm not trying to be the bad guy here, but that ranks very high up there among Worst Practices. There are so many things that go wrong to cause administration headaches, crashes, network performance...
  3. Re: How to convert StdPicture into pixel array

    You are using a Screen hDC, so you risk color distortion if the display adapter is not currently in 24- or 32-bit color mode. That's a safe enough assumption in most cases though so a lot of...
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    Re: Building a .manifest SxS resource

    I'm beginning to wonder if this is why Microsoft never provided tooling for VB6 users.

    The entire feature was designed for VB6 (specifically, and not VB5: they even modified the VB6 runtime to...
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    Re: Building a .manifest SxS resource

    I'd like to see somebody take a stab at making manifest creation part of the build (Make) process via an IDE add-on. Most of the options people might need to select (CC6, DPI Awareness level,...
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    Re: July 29th Free "Upgrades" End

    Be aware that most systems running Win7 32-bit won't do as well running Win10 64-bit. The usual reasons: Win 64 is a memory hog and doesn't begin to do well until you have 4GB of RAM yet most...
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    Re: Building a .manifest SxS resource

    It doesn't really make a lot of sense to do this.

    First, all sorts of things go into a manifest. These would not be the same for every program.

    Second, the entries you seem to be interested in...
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    Re: July 29th Free "Upgrades" End

    It changes in a few days:

    Windows 10 Anniversary Update - Official Release Demo

    Demo by "Windows Central," a webazine site.


    For the gamers I guess it has an eye-searing "dank mode" theme.
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    Re: RichTextBox Attributes Do Not Exist

    It might help to know the error number and message text. If you could tell us more such as what the failing line of code is doing so much the better.
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    Re: July 29th Free "Upgrades" End

    Actually you can download to an ISO image or bootable flash drive, then carry it wherever you don't have a fast connection. I think it is supposed to fit within 4GB so it can go on one DVD.

    You...
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    Re: July 29th Free "Upgrades" End

    Most people have never actually used it. A lot of machines were not up to the task of a 2006 OS, a lot of old hardware lacked drivers, and a lot of software failed to make the changes required in...
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    Re: Picturebox does not work in windows 7

    If these Common Controls OCXs (mscomctl.ocx and comctl32.ocx) are not already registered it suggests that VB6 was never installed properly. There are probably tons of other things waiting to blow up...
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    Re: Question about GetDibits

    GetDIBits looks at the BITMAPINFOHEADER to determine what format of Device Independent Bitmap you are requesting. This is not selected into a Device Context and thus does not have its...
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    Re: July 29th Free "Upgrades" End

    Are people aware that in a few more days the rollout of the "new Windows 10" begins?

    For marketing reasons they took a position that Windows 10 would be "the last Windows" with "no Service Packs"...
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    Re: July 29th Free "Upgrades" End

    It's like trying to explain shoes to a hillbilly or color to a blind man I guess.
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    Re: LoadIconWithScaleDown vs. 32x32 images

    Wow, sure is hard to read the text in the screenshot of your entire desktop. If you want help don't make it hard for people to help you.

    With some magnification I'm guessing that an exception was...
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    Re: Be afraid....

    More and more evidence of election rigging by the Clinton Campaign and the DNC is coming to light as time moves on. I'm not sure why delegates for a candidate who played by the rules and got screwed...
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    Re: July 29th Free "Upgrades" End

    I just went back through my records and that Windows 8 Upgrade was no freebie.

    That was 2012-2013, and it cost $19.95 or something for Windows 7 to Windows 8, and $39.95 for XP or Vista to Windows...
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    Re: July 29th Free "Upgrades" End

    Whew, rocky ride!

    Slapped in a new HD to host the new OS, bolted it all shut, crammed it back where it lives, cabled it up, and... whirrrrrr went the drives and fans but no post, black screen. ...
  20. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    Well England had the NHS, starting in 1948. Either that system continues today or something newer has replaced it under another name. Other parts of the UK probably have similar programs. I'm sure...
  21. Re: Xamarin- Writing to the SD card

    Could be far worse, could be iOS devices.

    But I'm not sure where you get the idea that newer Android devices don't have μSD slots. The new Moto Z phones reach the market here later this week. ...
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    Re: program icon

    Assuming I read the question correctly I'd say the goal is to try to make it look like his VB6 program is a .Net program. If that's the case the entire adventure sounds dubious at best.
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    Re: July 29th Free "Upgrades" End

    I'll probably give it a shot on my rugged old Core 2 Quad Vista box.

    It is a 2007 vintage machine but I have Win7 drivers for it and Win7 licenses to spare. Maybe hedge my bet by pulling the...
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    Re: PDW users - license info?

    I suppose we are, but the PDW was only designed for in-house deployment by business users. Anything sophisticated requires a custom Setup1 as you already determined. If business users need...
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    Re: PDW users - license info?

    I don't think the PDW ever had built-in support for product keys and corresponding serial numbers entered by the user during setup.


    Windows Installer does have a scheme built in for this. ...
  26. Thread: editing P&K

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    Re: editing P&K

    One thing that might help get around this is to sign your custom Setup1 using a code-signing certificate.

    But I do not know whether this will cause anti-malware tools to accept it or not. Maybe...
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    Re: program icon

    I wouldn't bet on that.

    Microsoft has some pretty liberal licensing terms for images bundled with various VS tools as well as add-on "image packs" but they require things like development using...
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    Re: Be afraid....

    One of the best sources of humor this election season has been Colbert's "Hungry For Power Games."

    I was glad to see the recent Hungry For Power Games: A Look Back.

    But I don't follow the show...
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    Re: screen resolution and apps

    If you use software written for Windows you probably have an idea how things are supposed to work according to the Windows Guidelines.

    For example the VB6 IDE, or Word, or... almost anything.
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  30. Thread: installers

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    Re: installers

    Your programs do not "look at" manifests, Windows does.

    Trying to create a generic one to use over and over again could cause trouble. The information is cached by Windows to reduce program...
  31. Thread: editing P&K

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    Re: editing P&K

    Installer packages have to do a lot of things that malware also uses to accomplish its evil deeds. In order to screen malware most antivirus tools rely on "signatures" in the sense of known patterns...
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    Re: Spam is killing me!

    Many of them have email client plugins with spam filters.
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    Re: Spam is killing me!

    Most anti-virus suites come with plug-ins for major email clients already. Maybe you just need one that supports your email client of choice?

    The security patches for PCs don't prevent spam for...
  34. Re: Xamarin- Writing to the SD card

    Which Android version are you referring to?

    Have you seen Xamarin and Android - KitKat and Your External SD Card yet, or don't those suggestions apply to your scenario?
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    Re: Spam is killing me!

    Until people stop using Windows XP you can expect high spam levels.

    Once security patches stopped 2 years ago it became the prime target host for spambot networks to infest.
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    Re: July 29th Free "Upgrades" End

    As far as I can tell the "free upgrade deal" always replaces the edition you have with the closest equivalent available in Windows 10. So Win7 Pro or Ultimate gets Win10 Pro, and so on. I don't...
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    Re: Be afraid....

    Glad you clarified that. I thought perhaps I had missed a twist or turn in this thread that had taken us to the global referendum on surrendering ourselves to the alien warlords from Sector B2F of...
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    Re: program cant find ocx file

    The first thing that occurs to me is that it was not installed properly.

    Most likely either the file itself isn't where you think it is, or else it is there but is not registered at all or not...
  39. Re: Two different Windows COM interfaces with identical UUIDs??

    Of course.

    I was typing after too many hours of no sleep, and the result was nonsense confused on two different points. I have no clue how I went down the "manager" rabbit-hole.

    Disregard post...
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    Re: July 29th Free "Upgrades" End

    What I was hoping to do with this thread is remind people the offer was set to expire and whether or not the offer's expiration would push anyone into upgrading some or all of their PCs. We are...
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