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    Re: GetCurrentObject (for Font)

    dilettante: Thanks for the link. Hats off to you. Don't know how you keep up with all that M$ does. On my end, my days are filled just writing / maintaining code.
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    Re: Reputation ??

    -tg: Thanks. Confirmed my belief. I normally thank the person in a follow-on reply to thread, but will consider using "rep" instead. My keep the board a little less cluttered >> if I can find...
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    Re: GetCurrentObject (for Font)

    fafalone:

    Thanks a bunch. Your code worked.
    Will be interested to see what I receive back in an RTB, where multiple fonts may exist.

    Noticed you are using LogFontW.
    Ms. West indicated...
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    [RESOLVED] Reputation ??

    I received a notification and after clicking noticed a number of threads that I've posted to or started.

    I have yet to get this "reputaton" thing -- what benefit, if any, it provides -- and may be...
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    [RESOLVED] GetCurrentObject (for Font)

    I looked at these threads:

    http://www.vbforums.com/showthread.php?96918-Retrieving-LogFonts&highlight=GetCurrentObject
    and ...
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    Re: Auto search textbox

    This is the easiest way I know of that gives a great result.
    You need:
    1) a textbox (code reference = txtFindLBItem)
    2) Listbox or Combobox.
    3) a boolean module or global variable...
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    Re: API FlashWindowEx with Control

    Little late getting back, been coding.

    Ms. West: As always thank you for your example.

    Elroy: Changing the background color may be a simple solution and keep down the clutter -- e.g. Ms....
  8. Re: VB6 runtime files may not install anymore??

    I'm running VB5 on Win7 with no problem and based on forum posts VB6 works through Win 10.
    Search for "install" on one of these OSes and you'll get quite a few hits.
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    Re: API FlashWindowEx with Control

    Thanks again Ms. West.

    To bad about flash..

    Thanks for link to Mr. Peterson's site. He does good work.
    Hopefully he's still involved with VB6.
    I know he was #$%^& at M$ for deprecating it....
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    Re: API FlashWindowEx with Control

    Thanks Ms. West.

    FWIW was going by MSDN posted on internet.
    Unless I missed it, would be nice if they had stated "Top level Windows Only".

    Any API you know of that will "identify" a...
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    API FlashWindowEx with Control

    Several questions:

    1) Will FlashWindowEx work to flash a control (e.g. textbox, listbox, etc) ?

    Thought This flag would work but no go:



    2) Will it work "Out of Process"...
  12. Re: trying to display Only the Year in another for can't figure out the type conversi

    A date is actually a double with the following:

    double = date <dot> time.

    so if you do:

    Dim dbl As Double
    dbl = CDbl(Now)

    and then look at the double you will have the date and time as...
  13. Re: Get Files From Directory (A querk)

    Thanks for all input.
    Seemed odd, but "it is what it is".
    Have Full Control so no permission issue.
    Had tried various flags but NOT combined

    DataMiser comment that it showed up at end was of...
  14. [RESOLVED] Get Files From Directory (A querk)

    FWIW:

    I needed to quickly get a list of ".txt" files in a directory so I used this:



    strFileName = Dir(Path & "\*.txt")


    Interesting the first two files in the directory started with "_"...
  15. Re: Trigger Listbox Click Event in Out of Process LIstbox

    fafalone

    Tried your suggestion. Could not get it to work.

    ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    Ms. West.
    Thanks for clearing several things up for me.

    Re:
  16. Re: Trigger Listbox Click Event in Out of Process LIstbox

    fafalone:
    Thanks for your input.

    Re:


    "W" supprised me since I'm using VB5.
  17. Re: Trigger Listbox Click Event in Out of Process LIstbox

    Ms West:

    THANK YOU __ THANK YOU __ THANK YOU.
    Had spent the last couple of hours looking for IDC_LIST.
    Wasn't aware I could have easily obtained it with "GetDlgCtrlID"

    QUESTION:
    Why is...
  18. Re: Trigger Listbox Click Event in Out of Process LIstbox

    Turns out may be more difficult than initial thoughts.

    Want I want to do is allow user to have two associated Apps running.
    Instead of having to leave the primary app and click on the listbox...
  19. Re: Trigger Listbox Click Event in Out of Process LIstbox

    westconn1:

    LB_SETSEL is only for a multiple selection listbox. will try it but have my doubts.

    Tried it. Does NOT work for single selection listbox.

    fafalone:
    Good idea had forgotten...
  20. [RESOLVED] Trigger Listbox Click Event in Out of Process LIstbox

    Using the following I can get the caret (colored line) to move to the correct index.
    However, that movement does NOT appear to trigger the listbox-Click event.



    Public Sub...
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    Re: Get Files Off Old Laptop

    Thanks guys.
    Had thought about yanking drive as I have a 2.5 / 3.5 IDE to SATA adapter.
    Looking at one of the two old drives (IBM Travelstar - not installed), the connector is NOT IDE on end, kinda...
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    Get Files Off Old Laptop

    I need to get some files off an old laptop.

    >>> Old Computer <<<<
    I've got an old Dell "Latitude CP" laptop that has Windows 98SE on it.
    Haven't used in years.
    It has a serial port, USB port...
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    Re: can't register an ActiveX control

    Your in luck. Stumbled across this yesterday.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/195353
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    Re: Installing Common Controls

    Thanks a bunch.
    You seem to have a great understanding of how Microsoft implemented VB (and other things).
    Some of Chen's writings give "some" insight on what M$ did / didn't do. Little on VB...
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    Re: Installing Common Controls

    I was going to start another thread but my question is same Topic.

    I want to manually install and register Common Controls in a directory "other than" c:\windows\system32.
    The reason for this is...
  26. Re: Installing API-Guide on Windows 7 Fails (error 50003)

    dilettante:

    Appreciate your comments and points of contention.
    I don't use it or Appleman frequently, but find it is a great quick reference when needed instead of having to wade through MSDN or...
  27. [RESOLVED] Installing API-Guide on Windows 7 Fails (error 50003)

    Installed and have tried running under Window Compability mode but still getting error 50003.
    As an aside here is interesting read on how/why Microsoft broke Backward Compatability....
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    Re: How to speed up Windows 7 searches?

    Try going to Planet Source code or writing your own search routine and see it is better.
  29. Re: Dragging Line Onto Graphics Outside Visible Client Area

    You said it!
    Came up with a simple workaround using a Timer, but Not as smooth as I like..



    'In MouseMove
    '---------------------------------------------
    'Auto Scroll Graph if Outside Client...
  30. Re: Dragging Line Onto Graphics Outside Visible Client Area

    Thanks for additional responses.

    passel will look at your example in a bit.
    FWIW I paint everything directly, no double buffer is used.

    Thought this would be pretty straighforward and put...
  31. Re: Dragging Line Onto Graphics Outside Visible Client Area

    DEXWERX

    Thanks for input and confirming approach. Seemed "most" logical.
  32. Dragging Line Onto Graphics Outside Visible Client Area

    I have graphics which extent past the visible client area.
    To view these graphics I use a horizontal or vertical scrollbar.
    Currently my drawing routines (e.g. rubberband line) are limitied to the...
  33. Re: Help - Excel automation no longer working!

    For Early versus Late Binding Search the Forum. Amazing What You'll FInd!
    This link may also help: https://msofficefun.wordpress.com/2011/02/26/early-binding-vs-late-binding-in-office-vba/
  34. Re: how do i force a TextBox To Contain only this character along with is price

    If I understand Correctly




    tb1.text = "- " & tb1.text
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    Re: Extending Firefox

    Possible Help:

    https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons/WebExtensions/Your_first_WebExtension
    https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons/WebExtensions/Your_second_WebExtension
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    Extending Firefox

    Firefox has disabled the use of the Clipboard.
    I've found some Add-Ins but also an interesting article on implementing the Clipboard here:
    ...
  37. Re: Execution Fails with Following Code (works IDE)

    The WorkbookCount function need to have:

    "On Error Resume Next"

    as when compiled object Excel has NOT yet been created.
  38. [RESOLVED] Execution Fails with Following Code (works IDE)

    I have a command button on a form that executes Excel and populates Excel from various VB routines.
    The App works fine both Compiled and in the IDE without the call from the Command Button.
    With...
  39. Re: Convert your desktop application to a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app

    I'm Not sure were Microsoft is going with this but my guess is "more control".
    What ever happened to the KISS method -- and -- with all this "Cloud" push we've almost closed the circle back to the...
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    Re: [RESOLVED] How to add empty line on INI File

    Little late to the party but this might work.



    Public Sub ProfileBlankLine(strSection As String)
    'Write blank line between sections

    Dim strKeys As String
    ' Dim strSection As String
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