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    Re: https://www.radbasic.dev/

    I doubt we'll ever see VB6 open-sourced unless VBA is as well. And as long as VBA is part of the Office cash cow that probably won't happen.
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    Re: https://www.radbasic.dev/

    You can count me as being unimpressed. It would be one thing if he could demonstrate an IDE that loads a 100,000 LOC VB6 project and then builds it (because this is what he's promising). But it's...
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    Re: Visual Basic book recommendation

    Have a look at CsvHelper.

    I haven't used it myself but I know people who swear by it.
  4. Re: New Windows 10 developments and vb6 apps

    What you're thinking of is the Windows Core OS. WindowsCentral.com has a good article about it.

    Most of the article describes the benefits of WCOS to Microsoft. I doubt their enterprise...
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    Re: Help enumerating registry folders

    Add this class to your program and use it like this:



    Dim objReg As New CRegistry
    Dim SubKeys() As String

    With objReg
    .RootKey = "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE"
    .KeyPath =...
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    VS 2017 Re: how to get files md5 checksum?

    System.Security.Cryptography has functions for that. This will return a string with the MD5 checksum.



    Imports System.IO
    Imports System.Security.Cryptography
    Module Module1

    Sub Main()...
  7. Re: Windows 10 Tablet and VB executables

    No, RT is dead. What you're thinking of is Windows 10 in S mode. That's restricted to Store apps only.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/s-mode
    ...
  8. Re: Windows 10 Tablet and VB executables

    No, RT is dead. What you're thinking of is Windows 10 in S mode. That's restricted to Store apps only.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/s-mode
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    Re: Netsh add rule command not working

    Try adding "enable=yes" to the end of your command. Like this:


    args = "advfirewall firewall add rule name=""" & "UDP-Receiver""" & " dir=in action=allow program=""" & Application.StartupPath &...
  10. Re: Xojo Improved? VB6 alternative, anyone have experience with this?

    I don't use Xojo myself but I know some people who do so I asked around. The general consensus is that it has improved a good deal over the years. Nobody could tell me how it would handle over 200...
  11. Re: No troll. What are the (legitimate) reasons people are still using VB6 ?

    Actually, we have a pretty good idea as why it wasn't more compatible. Microsoft tried to do it but couldn't make it work. The book "Upgrading VB6 to VB.NET" (Microsoft Press) describes how...
  12. Re: No troll. What are the (legitimate) reasons people are still using VB6 ?

    Well, you could say the same about Java and it seems to be rather popular. Java updates are more prone to breaking things than .NET updates in my experience.
  13. Re: No troll. What are the (legitimate) reasons people are still using VB6 ?

    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/604776/is-there-an-equivalent-to-out-of-process-com-exe-in-net
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    Re: LET MS know you are using VB6

    This article describes the main issue in the Sun/MS lawsuit if you want to refresh your memory about it. It was written in 1997 and predicts that Microsoft would have to come up with their own...
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    Re: VS 2017 C++ Windows Forms Application?

    The C++ Windows Forms project templates were removed some time ago.
  16. VS 2015 Re: Where to start with VS2015 and VB.net - need some books.

    The Book of Visual Basic 2005: .NET Insight for Classic VB Developers. A lot of people have told me that this was THE book that got them over the .NET hump. You can find good used copies on Amazon...
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    Re: VS 2017 C++ Windows Forms Application?

    Run the Visual Studio Installer and add C++ /CLI under Individual Components.
  18. Re: Download Image from URL that requires Authentication

    Here you go. I added a small form that calls the BAS module. The code is old but it works. You can step through it with the debugger easily to see how it works. Reading the MSDN documentation on...
  19. Re: Download Image from URL that requires Authentication

    Please bear with me. I've been working all weekend on a client with "just a minor change" and I'm still sweeping up. I'll try to get this uploaded tomorrow.
  20. Re: Download Image from URL that requires Authentication

    You can't use URLDownloadToFile for that if you need authentication. Use the WinINET library instead.

    In short, you have to call InternetOpen to initialize it, then InternetConnect which is...
  21. Re: Download File from https server using winhttp

    Are you sure your customers don't have IE11 anyway? Microsoft has been pushing it out through Microsoft Update for some time now. If their machines are up to date they should have it even if they...
  22. Re: How to run VB6 software in Windows 7 when the VB6 Vitual machine gas expired

    First off, you don't need the VB6 runtime. It's been a part of Windows for a very long time.

    So your XP Mode VM is working OK but VB6 in the VM is not starting, correct? Do you have any...
  23. Re: VB6-compiled apps being flagged as virus

    I've seen this happen not only with VB6 applications but also with things written in C#, Pascal, and C++. Antivirus software these days are rather paranoid. The only real fix is to get a code...
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    Re: .Net Native and VB6

    .NET Native only works for UWP and Store apps. It's not available for WinForms or WPF applications. There's been a request on User Voice for this but it's attracted few votes and doesn't look like...
  25. Re: How Many People are Sticking around Until the end of VB6

    Since when have "the masses" ever wanted to pay for software? They've been conditioned by years of getting stuff for free. This is what the masses think about paying for software. The market for...
  26. Re: Using a copy of a Windows 10 hard drive on a Windows 7 machine.

    I assume from your description that you plan to take a few of the new Dells, install the software required for each configuration and then make images of them. Those images will then be loaded on...
  27. Re: Windows department disappears from Microsoft.

    Give this a try: Visual Studio Uninstaller

    Uninstall the main program from Programs and Features, reboot and run this as administrator. You'll need to do it multiple times until it stops finding...
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    Re: What tool to recommend?

    Nobody else has mentioned this so I'll bring it up. Does the project have any third-party controls? Windows updates have a way of breaking them and all you'll get out Microsoft if that happens is ...
  29. VS 2015 Re: How to detect why Avira finds an inexistent trojan in my code?

    I'll bet Avira waits awhile and then changes its mind again. I've seen that happen with Symantec Endpoint which is the program my clients use. The only fix I've found is to sign everything. ...
  30. Re: Vb6 , the Future, and what I have discovered

    No, what I'm saying is that without them the market for a COM-based VB7 was dead. It would have never sold enough copies to recover the development costs let alone turn a profit. If there's a...
  31. Re: Vb6 , the Future, and what I have discovered

    Then read this. Skip to page 7 to get the part about the focus groups.

    While everybody complains about Microsoft "screwing over their legit customers" they're overlooking the fact that they...
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    Re: Time to upgrade from VB6 but to what?

    Before you spend any money read the Visual Studio license agreement: https://www.visualstudio.com/license-terms/mlt553321/

    You may qualify to use the Community Edition even for work. I know many...
  33. Re: What do you think about the Universal Windows Platform?

    I used to work for DEC myself. Techs would joke about the VAX as being a PDP-11 accessory because it had a PDP-11 inside it connected to the console. To boot the VAX you had to first boot the...
  34. Re: Visual Studio .Net vs VB6 in the late 1990's Visual Studio

    Let me recommend a book for you. It's called "The Book of Visual Basic 2005" by Matthew MacDonald. You can find good used copies of it on Amazon. It's subtitled ".NET Insight for the Classic VB...
  35. Re: I cannot get VB to work in vs_Community.exe

    You're using Visual Studio 2017, right? Make sure you have the ".NET desktop development" workload installed. That will give you VB and C#.
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    Re: Porting VB6 to Linux?

    You can go back farther than MS-DOS. The ubiquitous Commodore 64 would display a "Ready!" BASIC prompt when you powered it on. To only a tiny fraction did that mean "ready to start programming". ...
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    Re: Porting VB6 to Linux?

    Integrating VB6 into Windows gets suggested on a regular basis over on User Voice and Microsoft eventually just deletes it as a duplicate. I think we can mark it down as "not happening".

    I've...
  38. Re: Is windows 10 compatible with visual studio 2010 ultimate

    That was the first thing we tried but it would only fix the problem until the next debugging session and then it was back again.
  39. Re: Is windows 10 compatible with visual studio 2010 ultimate

    I ran into this a few months ago. It was the vshost process locking the exe after a debugging session because it didn't release the handle properly.

    Did you do an upgrade or a clean installation...
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    Re: Duel Boot

    VB98? Don't you mean Windows 98?

    Yes, it's possible. If you are running XP you'll have to edit the boot.ini system file to add the 98 boot loader. You need to be very familiar with how Windows...
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