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    Re: Should i learn VB6?

    Weren't there 12 million people once coding with VB6? The backlash was that they all stopped. Well, almost all.

    VB.NET is not something Fred Bloggs or John Doe would just pick up and start coding...
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    Re: Should i learn VB6?

    So, the answer to the OP's question is a resounding YES or no
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    Re: Should i learn VB6?

    Niya, you have been trying hard to be nice, we'll grant you that. It's quite a change and a pleasant one.
  4. Re: Is the VB6 community capable to grab the bull by its horns?

    Eduardo, I think you are being too critical of Olaf's work, you don't shirk a man's achievements just because you don't like him personally. If you are expecting programmers to all have empathic and...
  5. Re: Is the VB6 community capable to grab the bull by its horns?

    So, we have three possible projects, Olaf's, TwinBasic and RADBasic and now we want another? Let's face it. This group has the skills but will NEVER get together to create something as a team. The...
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    Re: Upgrade to Windows 10

    Working well on Win10 here on my only Win10 box.

    I do prefer Win7 to Win10 but in fact I would prefer XP to Win7 if it were only more secure and had access to more than 3.25gb RAM.

    Having...
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    Re: TwinBasic

    Should this also be the TwinBasic and RADBasic thread? I know there is a RADBASIC thread https://www.vbforums.com/showthread.php?889173-RADbasic-Update&highlight=radbasic but the two new projects...
  8. Re: Is the VB6 community capable to grab the bull by its horns?

    Absolutely, it is 10 years too late and yes it should have been done just as you laid out, I am sure I and others have said the same several times in the past. It just needs someone competent to...
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    Re: Should i learn VB6?

    Niya, it is quite true that VB6 is hard to get hold of for beginners in general and I confirm it is a good reason to put off a newbie - but the OP has it already and as he is asking the question so...
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    Re: Should i learn VB6?

    My experience is that there is still no better combination for learning to program than the VB6 language and the VB6 IDE. BASIC is an amazing language that stands the test of time, introducing the...
  11. VS 2010 Re: Windows 7 - Windows 10 conversion - Slow running

    OK, next step is to provide the hardware specs, cpu/ram &c and the o/s configuration regarding pagefile &c and how the o/s is optimised for foreground/background process &c, if at all. Drive types...
  12. Re: [RESOLVED] Develop a new/modern VB6-IDE

    I agree, this thread is now definitely going anywhere it likes... for me it is nowhere sensible. It is closed already so shall we all close our own participation in it? TTFN! Until the next.
  13. Re: [RESOLVED] Develop a new/modern VB6-IDE

    Not sure I understand that?
  14. Re: [RESOLVED] Develop a new/modern VB6-IDE

    I get all optimistic when I hear about people working together...
  15. Re: [RESOLVED] Develop a new/modern VB6-IDE

    The proof of the pudding is in the eating, yes?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV1GgTI-oRU

    Well, let's go and eat some puddings, ready your plates...

    Reserve comment until the puddings have...
  16. Re: CommonControls (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    We all want VB6 to support PNGs but it is a limitation of the product.

    You can incorporate La Volpe's code and then you will be able to read and display PNGs in your VB6 image controls. You can...
  17. Re: Develop a new/modern VB6-IDE

    He does not need to prove anything to any of us. IF he can do it, let him show what he has after a few months work and then we can judge.

    It seems that posting here is all about winning an...
  18. Re: Develop a new/modern VB6-IDE

    Agreed.

    Niya, we all know approximately, how much work an IDE might be, it could be years of man effort to complete. However to start, to have a man at the helm of such a project could be the...
  19. Re: Develop a new/modern VB6-IDE

    What? Honestly, you do yourself no favours under-estimating others. Creation is 90% about positivity. Knowledge and ability can come in time but if positivity is missing, you'll achieve nothing...
  20. Re: Develop a new/modern VB6-IDE

    No Niya, that is wrong.

    This forum is a negative enough place without shi1t1ng on someone else's parade. He is coming up with something positive. Let's all continue positively. He wants to...
  21. Re: How do you learn Visual Basic on the internet?

    There are the step by step methods we used in the past because they was no other way. This was mine...

    1. Buy an 8bit micro that has BASIC as its default user interface and learn the BASIC...
  22. Re: [VB6] ucShellBrowse: A modern replacement for Drive/FileList w/ extensive feature

    Don't apologise. I am in awe of the time you are spending on these improvements to VB6. Yourself, Krool, La Volpe, Olaf and others contributing to make VB6 so much more than it is out-of-the-box....
  23. Re: Vb6 , the Future, and what I have discovered

    but you have the choice and one day I am sure you will click that 64bit button.
  24. Re: Vb6 , the Future, and what I have discovered

    Niya, I know it is not important, that was my point exactly.

    However, you and I don't determine the world's view of VB6 and as I said, the impending demise of 32bit apps, apple have already...
  25. Re: Vb6 , the Future, and what I have discovered

    With regard to people's desires for a new VB6? well, that discussion has been done to death. Dare I say it but the different viewpoints and the arguments it engenders are the main the reasons why...
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    Re: vs2010 OR vs2019 Community

    When you upgrade that PC, get a new keyboard.
  27. Re: Vb6 , the Future, and what I have discovered

    A few VB6 replacement projects rear their head from time to time but we have yet to see anything arrive in the flesh. Krool's controls are the currently the best that VB6-ers can hope for.

    I feel...
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    Re: Please Help me

    Mon aeroglisseur est plein d'anguilles. Pardon.
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    Re: Please Help me

    amadhosni - Is this your first ever post on a technical forum?
    The title of "Please help me" is unlikely to bring any usefully-targetted assistance. Next time, perhaps this time even, change the...
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    Re: RADbasic Update

    Keep an eye out for RADBasic's latest youtube announcements. The latest relates to VB6 code producing 64bit binaries and specifically using a typical 32bit ocx in a 64bit process.
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    Root and branch reform is what you need. That is one thing you will never get.
  32. Re: [VB6] ucShellBrowse: A modern replacement for Drive/FileList w/ extensive feature

    Superb!
  33. Re: [RESOLVED] Joomla How easy is it to use

    Oh dear.... ahem, "then I raise this thread from the dead by the power invested in me...."

    Turns and leaves quietly.
  34. Re: [RESOLVED] Joomla How easy is it to use

    Joomla can be a pain in the arse for more bespoke and advanced websites. It depends upon what your aim is. If I were you and looking for a simple system, I would suggest a Wordpress site. Keep it...
  35. Re: [RESOLVED] VB 2010 - lost all handles to events - ever happened to you?

    Yup, that's it. Never trust the man that caused VB.NET to be written. It isn't just paranoia, it is obviously the truth, as with all conspiracy theories there is a core reality and I know that man...
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    Re: Presidential Debates

    Yes, you are quite correct, it would unimaginably, be a lot better.
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    Re: Presidential Debates

    That English phrase used earlier accurately describes the American political system from top to bottom:

    https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/cock-up

    ANY of the alternatives...
  38. Re: [RESOLVED] VB 2010 - lost all handles to events - ever happened to you?

    It may not be that much real effort but the IDE is working against you in this case. The point of an IDE is that it makes living with the code easy, handling typical user errors as they happen and...
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    Re: Modernizing the VB6 IDE

    Surprisingly enough, my Chinese is rather poor. I wonder this is an unusual trait for a typical Englishman?
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    Re: Presidential Debates

    New system, new country, new politics, new people, start again please and this time don't feck it up.
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