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    P-Code vs Native vs Crashing

    Hey people... got a compile problem. If I run the program in the IDE a few times then I compile, the compiler will just abruptly close half way through the writing phase. No error message. No EXE...
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    Re: Pass Array between Forms

    Yes I had one module with all my API references, static constants and global variables. I have broken them up into separate modules. Hopefully that will help.
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    Pass Array between Forms

    Hey people. I'm trying to pass a string array between two forms. The project is very large and I am short on Public memory so I don't want to declare a public array if I can avoid it.

    I...
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    Re: Database Security

    Exactly ^^. At least I'm glad there's no fully accepted normal way of doing things and I just happen to be the only guy on earth who doesn't know how to do it. I plan to encrypt the data and store...
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    Re: Windows August 2019 Update break VB arrays

    Seems like it's late August. Any fix from MS?
  6. Thread: Crypto

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    Re: Crypto

    I decided to go back to the drawing board. Looks like I've found a better solution. This one uses AES and works well with normal strings. But thanks for looking!
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  7. Thread: Crypto

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    Re: Crypto

    Thanks. I figured that the text was stored as a byte array. That's actually stated in the author's comments. I'm just trying to figure out how to save the byte array then read the byte array back...
  8. Thread: Crypto

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    Crypto

    Hey peoples... I'm trying to encrypt and decrypt a string. I found this cool program on the Web and it manages to encrypt a string and decrypt the string. Problem is that it stores the results as a...
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    Re: Database Security

    Well... you could take two or three digits and convert them to Ascii characters... after all, PI contains every possible combination of every letter. It contains your name. Somewhere, if you go far...
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    Re: Database Security

    Actually what I'm really doing is I'm writing a VB program that interfaces with a 3rd party program called Thinfinity. It takes your VB program and runs it on a web page. So the user will log into...
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    Database Security

    Hey peoples.. I tried this a while back but didn't get any good answers so I'm going to try it another way. Let's say I've got a database and it's full of Social Security numbers and credit card...
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    Re: Database Security

    Sure. I know how to encrypt data and decrypt data and hash a password. But none of that helps. The PROGRAM needs to store a password so it can open its database. Where can a program store a...
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    Re: Database Security

    Of course. But how would the program decrypt the PW? Presumably with a decryption key. And where would you store that key (which is just a password). And how do you keep THAT key safe?

    I can...
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    Database Security

    Hey peoples. I've got a VB6 app and I want it to open a database. I've got the database locked with a password. I have a bunch of users each with his own table inside the database. I have a...
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    IDE closes writing during compile

    My VB6 program has tons of 3rd party controls, hundreds of forms ... It's just huge and it's old. But it's a champ. Runs great in the IDE.

    Recently I have had a problem compiling. The compile...
  16. Thread: Elevation

    by Darkbob
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    Re: Elevation

    Well I used the Resource Editor in VB6 and looked into themes.res. It has 3 entries Black, Blue and Silver. So I added a "Custom" to that file and imported the mainfest.res... it all compiled OK...
  17. Thread: Elevation

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    Re: Elevation

    Hummm... well I do have a res file in my project. It's part of a ribbon bar that I found on the interwebz and it's called themes.res. I added a custom item to my res file and then imported my...
  18. Thread: Elevation

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    Re: Elevation

    Just good old Windows 10 Pro. Nothing fancy... no idea what could be wrong but no other controls give any issue. I traced your project as it executes and didn't see any errors. Just nothing...
  19. Thread: Elevation

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    Re: Elevation

    Well first off THANKS! I can tell a ton of work has gone into it. And you must be the world expert on Manifests so you are absolutely the right person to be talking to.

    I know I have to check...
  20. Thread: Elevation

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    Re: Elevation

    Excellent idea. I don't have a manifest with my program. I downloaded the Manifest Creator from this site but it doesn't work properly at all... just a weird screen of check boxes with no text.
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  21. Thread: Elevation

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    Re: Elevation

    Yes that's where found it and where I set it. I install my program, find the EXE, right click, find the compatibility tab then set it to Windows 8. Works fine.

    But I can't ask my customers to...
  22. Thread: Elevation

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    Re: Elevation

    Not a fan of WIA. I've never been able to get it to save a profile. Plus everything I own is Twain anyway so I've gone that direction. I'll look at the Twain example. Getting away from 3rd party...
  23. Thread: Elevation

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    Elevation

    Hey guys. I have a Twain Control in my app. When I run the App with standard permissions the Twain control can't find the twain devices. Running it with Admin privileges allows the Twain control...
  24. Re: Accessing GMail (specifically) from VB6 - "not a secure app

    It may not be ideal but the user MUST allow "less secure apps" to have access to his Gmail account.

    https://myaccount.google.com/lesssecureapps

    Once he's done this your app will be able to...
  25. Thread: Permissions

    by Darkbob
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    Re: Permissions

    Yep. Tried it mapped and directly. Running as admin and normal. Vb programs give error 70. Other programs no issue. Super weird.
  26. Thread: Permissions

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    Permissions

    Here's a good one for you smart people to solve. I've got a VB6 program that's been running just fine. The user runs a Windows 10 PC acting as a server with a shared folder. The folder permissions...
  27. Thread: VBGold

    by Darkbob
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    Re: VBGold

    Nice find. It works well with basic controls. Not so well with Tabs or custom controls unfortunately. When you switch tabs, for example, they end up blank. Plus it doesn't have an "enabled"...
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    Re: Visual Component Manager

    Sounds like something I don't need. It's gone and so are my problem. Thanks!
  29. Thread: VBGold

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    Re: VBGold

    Yep. I hear you. I found a program called ResizerOCX from Larcom and Young. It appears to work just as well as the one from VBGold. It's only available on ComponentSource and only for another...
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    Re: Visual Component Manager

    Thanks for the reply. I finally gave up and did a re-install of VB6 and the problem went away.

    Edit: Thought I had it fixed with the reinstall. But the problem came back. I unchecked the...
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    [RESOLVED] Visual Component Manager

    I have "Visual Component Manager" set to load on startup. When I launch VB6, something called "Data View" throws a weird error. I get an error "Method '~' of object '~' failed". If I disable...
  32. Thread: VBGold

    by Darkbob
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    Re: VBGold

    I finally got a reply. Turns out when you replace your hard drive (I went from HD to SSD) the "product ID" on their controls change. So you have to send them the new product ID and they will...
  33. Thread: VBGold

    by Darkbob
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    VBGold

    Hey guys. I've been trying to reach support at a company called VBGold for a while now with no luck. They were really big at one point making a few awesome commercial OCX's for VB. The web site is...
  34. Thread: Resizer

    by Darkbob
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    Re: Resizer

    Uggggh. Doesn't seem like any easy way to fix a project with hundreds of forms and literally thousands of controls. So basically no way to fix my program. :(
  35. Thread: Resizer

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    Resizer

    Hey people. I've been lazy. I purchased a commercial resize OCX. Just pop it on your form and presto your forms look great regardless of the monitor and resolution. Love it.

    Problem is when I...
  36. Re: CommonControls (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    Well if the purpose of a demo is to show you how easy it will be to use... mission accomplished. The instructions are hidden on GitHub? You have to Google menifest creation in order to try out the...
  37. Re: CommonControls (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    I had to google registering a TLB... never heard of TLB's and I have no clue on how to register them. I can't see it mentioned anywhere in the readme. But I googled, found out how to register a TLB...
  38. Re: CommonControls (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    Problem:

    1) Download Demo from first post in this thread
    2) Copy contents of OLEGuids to Windows\System32
    3) Open VB6
    4) Open ComCtlsDemo.vbp (loads without issue)
    5) Run

    VB6 closes
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    Re: [RESOLVED] SP6 - Windows 10 - Fails to Install

    Old thread but no clue why it's marked as resolved. It wasn't. At least not until NOW! This is the definitive answer. For me anyway. :)

    First, you can try stuff on this site: ...
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    Re: Secure Web Site problem on XP

    I just updated my VM to IE8 and put in a pile of security patches and whatnot. I enabled TSL 1.2 in Advanced... did everything I could think of. IE can't access normal sites like Wikipedia. So I...
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