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  1. Re: Hardcore SJW Extreme Liberal Mentality O.o

    Yeah, I'm gone. None of this ****'s funny. I'm really disappointed at some of the ones who are jumping in and trivializing the suffering of many people.
  2. Re: Hardcore SJW Extreme Liberal Mentality O.o

    Yeah this is basically why I don't post a lot anymore. Not what he said, that he said it.
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    VS 2013 Re: Get text from website into textbox

    This is part of why Shaggy Hiker said to use an API if it was available.

    In modern web apps, there's often a lot of magic that the JS wants to do to the page. But it needs the browser to be done...
  4. Re: [RESOLVED] Password Generator Validation (Visual Studio 2010)

    The last few posts, expressed in comic form:

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    Re: GOSUB - Is it really bad?

    Eh. I don't think you should ever use DoEvents(), but I say this from the platform of VB .NET where there are at least 3 usable patterns for writing asynchronous code. If it's hard to coordinate...
  6. Re: Password Generator Validation (Visual Studio 2010)

    Well, if it's always one of each, here's what I would do.

    Start by generating a string with 1 random uppercase letter. Add 1 random lowercase letter. Add 1 random number. Add 1 random special...
  7. Re: In all Honesty I don't know how to read/write XML files

    Eh, let's talk about this.

    What you want is "a persistence format". The only time you care if it's JSON, XML, YAML, CSV, etc. is if you have a customer with a specific need. If it's for yourself,...
  8. Re: Picked up an older [okay it is old] "VB6 For dummies" book at a thrift shop

    For me it was probably chapters in elementary school books about LOGO. Later I encountered chapters about TI-BASIC but we didn't have calculators. It was a few years later when I HAD the calculator...
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    Re: GOSUB - Is it really bad?

    "Complexity" is a tough topic and learning to manage it is what separates experts from novices.

    Every time you separate functionality into multiple files, you increase complexity. This is as far...
  10. VS 2015 Re: How to prevent Just In Time Debugging (jit)

    The best way to prevent it is to properly test your code so it doesn't throw unhandled exceptions.

    That window shows up only on machines that have VS installed and is your chance to debug the...
  11. Re: parametrized constructor & copy constructor

    Are you sure you're taking a VB .NET course? We don't have "copy constructors" as a formal concept in VB .NET.

    But there's sort of an answer, and informally you can make something that looks like...
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    Re: 2 Background workers problem

    Yeah I misunderstood, and JMC is sending you in the right direction. Let's use analogy.

    Imagine an office with one worker. There is a sign on the wall that tells the worker a phone number to call...
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    Re: 2 Background workers problem

    I bet if I knew what hRequest did, I'd have a better idea. Odds are something is going wrong with it, and you have no infrastructure to tell you that.
  14. Re: How Many People are Sticking around Until the end of VB6

    I think dilettante's touched on a vision that's mostly where I see Windows going.

    For the consumer, there will be a strange and scary day where the only choice is more or less the WinRT that was...
  15. Re: How Many People are Sticking around Until the end of VB6

    Yes. I know people that do it.

    My dad, for one. He's basically an executive for a refining company. They got him a Surface Pro and he was really skeptical. But a few months later I asked him...
  16. Re: How Many People are Sticking around Until the end of VB6

    OK, first, realtalk: #121 is the post from dilletante I think I've agreed with most in the history of the forums and I think it's important to highlight when I agree with people with which I usually...
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    Re: VB7 On IOS and Android?

    It... kind of is a dark secret kept by Apple unless you are talking about beer or rooted iPhones. That's why, after more than 10 years of iOS, XCode remains the only tool people use to write iPhone...
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    Re: VB7 On IOS and Android?

    My dude, one of my first relatively complex programming projects was a TI-BASIC clone of a game I'd played on another friend's calculator. We didn't have link cables, I wanted the game, so I made it...
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    Re: VB7 On IOS and Android?

    It's probably technically possible on Android.

    It's against the rules on iOS: nothing is allowed to compile or execute code. Yes, Apple has released Swift Playgrounds on iPad. They're Apple, they...
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    Re: Not a question, Just a Rant!

    Yes, this is a problem, and it's part of why it's a crime the .NET community didn't move to WPF and, particularly, the MVVM pattern it suggests.

    There is one "UI thread" in the application and it...
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    Re: User Interface for VB6 Forms

    I think it's worth pointing out that what MS probably failed to realize and, worse, failed to articulate, is that ribbons only do a good thing in certain cases and not every application should use...
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    Re: User Interface for VB6 Forms

    Oh, I know you can do it, but it's not the default behavior. The rule of thumb for "less experienced users" is they never change the defaults. I can imagine a lot of the initial backlash towards the...
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    Re: User Interface for VB6 Forms

    One thing the Ribbon gets right, is very cool, and mysteriously didn't carry over to the Ribbon on their Mac apps: If you hold CTRL, every ribbon control displays a tooltip showing you which key is...
  24. Re: How Many People are Sticking around Until the end of VB6

    I just watched the entire video and it didn't even mention VB6.

    The only way it came close is pointing out that, to a web developer, topics like "deployment" and "updates" are difficult to learn...
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    Re: User Interface for VB6 Forms

    Yeah, don't get me wrong. For a lot of this stuff there's no "right" answer and the art is figuring out which users that will complain are the users you don't mind complaining ;) Like, just on that...
  26. Re: How Many People are Sticking around Until the end of VB6

    To piggyback off user "VB6 Programming"'s post, let me explain what people can mean by "JS" today.

    On the web, it's kind of what it's always been. JS is a scripting language that helps make web...
  27. Re: How Many People are Sticking around Until the end of VB6

    Oooh. I missed the initial szlamany post but all of those are very interesting!

    I also agree with FunkyDexter re: Matlab. It's more like Perl in that it's designed for you to write easily without...
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    Re: User Interface for VB6 Forms

    Here's an interesting hybrid:

    Do (1) and disable buttons that don't make sense in the current context for things that are easy to check. Give them an explanatory tooltip that says something like,...
  29. Re: How Many People are Sticking around Until the end of VB6

    I would agree yes, I didn't like the cliff analogy as i posted it and saying "through the dark" is a bit more apt. We don't know where VB6 support is headed, but we know that place is not good.

    I...
  30. Re: How Many People are Sticking around Until the end of VB6

    Considering JavaScript: the Good Parts is currently 10 years old and predates ES6 or TypeScript, the two environments most JS professionals agree upon these days, it's a bit of a straw man to use it...
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    VS 2015 Re: Reverse RSA encryption???

    Keys are just numbers. The properties are the same. Any key can be used for signing. That is, if you use the public key to sign/encrypt, it is the private key that can decrypt/verify.

    The term...
  32. VS 2015 Re: Find Max and Min Date in Listbox and Display in Me.Text

    Personally, I'd use a ListView for columnar data.

    Then each "row" is a ListViewItem with sub-items for each column, so you don't really have to split or do other funky things to get one column's...
  33. VS 2015 Re: Find Max and Min Date in Listbox and Display in Me.Text

    I give this speech a lot, everyone has to learn it.

    The "for whatever reason" you get an error about 'no instance of list' is because you aren't creating an instance of a list. The best way to...
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    Re: Why we harp on bad habits...

    That's not The Invisible Hand or a free market. The government only gets to choose from a list of blessed vendors, and their selection process has nothing to do with capitalism: they are law-bound to...
  35. Re: Windows department disappears from Microsoft.

    I feel like it's true if you make a small change: Windows is charging off a cliff and has been accelerating for years.

    The first misstep was spending so long developing Vista. It was worth it, but...
  36. Re: Overloading = operator with additional parameters

    The = operator is binary. You can't pass anything but two arguments to it, because the compiler expects it to be binary. You can't legally call it, because the compiler uses it when you use syntax...
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    Re: Why we harp on bad habits...

    There are some major problems that plague our industry and lead to an inundation of terrible software.

    One root: the person who suddenly realizes they need to hire a developer has no clue how to...
  38. VS 2017 Re: .Click + .MouseEnter events on the same object at the same time

    Based on the code you've posted I can tell you: you have a problem. If you want more information, you have to show me more.

    My psychic guess is you're trying to do something that won't work. It...
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    Re: What tool to recommend?

    Be sure to read through this thread before betting too firmly:

    http://www.vbforums.com/showthread.php?861149-Windows-department-disappears-from-Microsoft

    Pay close attention to what the people...
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    Re: How to store data in VB.net?

    Yeah, I had this typed out and decided I didn't want to be negative, but it bears saying:

    Working with Excel is just about one of the MOST complicated things you can do. As a newbie, I expect...
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