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    Re: What if there was a NEW vb6

    Sure looked like it to me - still just snake oil, imo.
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    Re: What if there was a NEW vb6

    I've moved through 4 hardware platforms in my life - better to re-write and exploit all features of new realm.

    Migration is for the birds ;)
  3. Re: Change WPF Window Border to Black - VB Studio

    Lots of links on the interweb are for people's libraries that do what you want - makes it hard to find relevant information for doing it oneself.

    Check out this link - does it help?
    ...
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    Re: WHat's up with VB6 and hex numbers ?

    That's what the MSDN link I talks about.
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    Re: WHat's up with VB6 and hex numbers ?

    Google is your friend: vb6 hex number declaration

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/s9cz43ek.aspx

    this sentence is key:
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    Certainly off topic - but since it was mentioned...

    I do 100% of my business logic in SPROCS. Payroll calculations, Pension calculations, scheduling students into classes. Matter of fact most of...
  7. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    I lived in NYC until I was 10 - the bus was how you got everywhere. If you wanted to take the subway you took the bus to the subway.

    When I travel into Manhattan now I would take a bus over the...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    That is basically correct. My two prior versions of this app - and the one being replaced right now - focused on the business need of POSTING the contribution receipt to the membership. Accounting...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    We could have interest come back from collections that has to be applied to the entire annuity fund, for instance. Income without a company as odd as that seems. It's going to hit the books because...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    I always let the business use drive the data - so that would basically be a question to the users.

    I am currently working on an Accounts Receivable / Contribution posting system. We decided to...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    Back to post 82 - this one here...

    Why is idCustomer in both tblPayments and tblOrders - aren't payments ALWAYS a child record to an ORDER? Or do you have PAYMENTS come in without an ORDER ever...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    No...
  13. Re: Vertical scroll bars not appearing

    I added a DIV around this area - and gave it a special CLASS NAME - acs-scroll-bars

    <div class="acs-edit-full">
    <div class="acs-div-p acs-input-padding" style="overflow:auto">
    <div...
  14. Re: Vertical scroll bars not appearing

    It's built at runtime with AJAX calls - how can I cut out it out and put it up on cssdesk?
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    Actually - this might be a better question.

    How can I detect when the content I am putting into an item has made it too big for the container?
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    If I bring down the browser window and bring it back up to max window size then scroll bars appear.

    What is up with that?

    Firefox...
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    And this function is involved in re-sizing...


    function resizeStuff() {
    resetWindowSize();

    var wesPE = [];
    var wesPW = [];
    var intHeight = 0;
    var intWidth = 0;
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    Here's the HTML


    <div class="acs-edit-full">
    <div class="acs-div-p acs-input-padding" style="overflow:auto">
    <table>
    <tr><td style="width: 300px; font-weight:...
  19. [RESOLVED] Vertical scroll bars not appearing

    I've got this markup - lots of it built during runtime with AJAX calls and jQuery dom modifications.

    I am having a hard time getting a scroll bar to appear on the right for the DIV or the...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    Most of my tables have just a single key.

    It's either an IDENTITY value or a compound key.

    I sometimes cluster - only rarely.

    I also sometimes show a surrogate key to my users - there are...
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    Re: kevininstructor

    The MSDN subscription is over the top - isn't it? You need a full time assistant to download and organize all you get.
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    Re: kevininstructor

    I still have my MS Zen Garden on my desk...

    And some nice t-shirts that still hold together...
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    Re: [RESOLVED] Check box bad behavior

    Yeah - I've read about that as I just learned the purpose of a LABEL around a CHECKBOX. I don't really have to deal with these issues - although I probably should.

    I just happened to use a label...
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    Re: Check box bad behavior

    Made the outer container a DIV - fixed the problem. Marking this resolved!
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    Re: Check box bad behavior

    I think it is because these checkboxes are in a label - seems you can only have one checkbox in a label.
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    [RESOLVED] Check box bad behavior

    I've got a series of check box I drop into the DOM with jQuery - they come from a database call.

    When I check them on the screen the "top checkbox" keeps toggling as I click checkboxes below. ...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    I was a bit in jest...

    Although I must say that if I look back on attempts to be "future-looking" in design I find that most of the time the changes that came down were still outside the scope of...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    @olaf - I have to say I did not read your entire post...

    I see the change to ISBN-13 to be a billable item on the software trail. Not something that makes me change my ideas on what should or...
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    Challenges of legacy data

    [just-venting]

    I've been working on converting an old FoxPro system - in use for decades - into MS SQL.

    So I'm struggling to figure out how the establishment and complaint tables relate - lots...
  30. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    The door was closed. Now joy is on the floor.
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    I came at this thread from a reality standpoint - what I do and why it works.

    In a way I find it amusing that database use has turned from art into what almost appears to be some strict religion...
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    Re: Immediate issue at client site

    fwiw - the service would not respond to a STOP request. The tech at the site had to reboot the server itself. Database seems to be up and running normal again...

    SQL Server logs shows an error...
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    Immediate issue at client site

    I've got a client with MS SQL 2005 - service will not respond this morning.

    I can get on the server with RDP - and I cannot get into SSMS from there.

    Tech at the site says that SqlServr.exe has...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    What is this that you said here?

    Isn't that you suggesting that all fields get compounded into a primary key?

    Do you think that the purpose of a primary key is to:

    1) prevent duplication

    ...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    Silly me thought we were throwing ideas against a wall to see which stuck the longest and that the OP started with a totally absurd one to start the ball rolling :eek:

    Apparently it was a genuine...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    Was this thread meant to be a debate between this "all fields are in a primary key" idea of yours vs. Schmidt?

    This is getting boring...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    I was pointing out to others that if they thought an identity was going to be gapless then that would not be the case. GAPS are normal - and also can occur for odd reasons like power failures. That...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    Why are you so confrontational? Indexes get you that worked up??

    http://www.vbforums.com/showthread.php?755227-Interesting-problem-with-identity-columns
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    As a down side to identity fields in MS SQL. Since the values are cached by the engine for quick pickup, they can be lost in a power failure. This led to quite the search for a red herring here at...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    After the beating the clustered index was getting I was afraid to even mention a covering index!

    I believe I've only ever created one of these types of indexes in the past 15 years. All we needed...
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