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  1. Re: C, C++, C#, VB6 Programmer analogy with regard to building

    Oh, God NO.

    Did xiaoyiao have anything to do with its creation?
  2. Re: Why is VB.Net/C#/XAML + VS2019 is better than VB6? Here's why.....

    Doh!
  3. Re: What song are you listening to right now?

    I have...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Af7ayYIJ9w
  4. Re: C, C++, C#, VB6 Programmer analogy with regard to building

    Have you tried smoking a ciggy up your nose? Not going to kill you unless you have tight nostrils.

    It really needs to be done with pencils...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2DCExerOsA
  5. Re: Why is VB.Net/C#/XAML + VS2019 is better than VB6? Here's why.....

    Well, I'd agree with that and still say it is - closer due to that additional complexity. You need to know what is going on and you learn what the O/S might be doing by working with that API.

    On...
  6. Re: C, C++, C#, VB6 Programmer analogy with regard to building

    by video at the moment but the target hardware will be a Spectrum 48K, ZX80 and Spectrum 128
  7. Re: Why is VB.Net/C#/XAML + VS2019 is better than VB6? Here's why.....

    Who? Who are you trying to teach? I didn't see them, Olaf does not need it, I am guessing he is cleverer than me... just guessing though.

    For me, being closer to Windows APIs is the benefit of...
  8. Re: C, C++, C#, VB6 Programmer analogy with regard to building

    I am currently learning how to write in assembly for the Z80, something I failed to do when younger.
  9. Re: Why is VB.Net/C#/XAML + VS2019 is better than VB6? Here's why.....

    We should all be very familiar with that image especially if we work with operating systems most of our lives and if we are involved in the maintenance or development of oses such as ReactOS or...
  10. Re: Task to convert old Borland C App to VB6 ??

    I really wouldn't. The App is written in the correct language for the application. You have the source code and C programmers are available to do the work you want. The C application may well be...
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    Re: Extending VB6

    I hate to admit it but xiaoyiao is quite correct.

    Shaggy, what are your XP systems used for?
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    Re: Extending VB6

    No no no. I will upgrade to TB or RB, whichever suits my direction in the time of my choosing. I'm enjoying the mere idea of choice when it comes to VB6.

    However, the point is, those are still...
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    Re: Extending VB6

    I have little to compare it to. It is certainly good enough for me and the best I've used so far. I have also used VS 2005 and 2008 and I am progressing to 2010. Not enough usage yet to comment,...
  14. Re: C, C++, C#, VB6 Programmer analogy with regard to building

    And the assembler programmer? - Does he make the bricks?
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    Re: Extending VB6

    Well, there is a good reason, possibly two or three. I would treat VB6 as I do now as my preferred IDE, regardless of the language, the IDE is a place I am creative in due to knowing many (if not...
  16. Re: Why is VB.Net/C#/XAML + VS2019 is better than VB6? Here's why.....

    That was almost sexy, I feel aroused...
  17. Re: Why is VB.Net/C#/XAML + VS2019 is better than VB6? Here's why.....

    No, absolutely NOT. There is one thing you learn very quickly in these forums, not to get into a discussion with Niya re: VB6 and VB^.

    Some never learn this lesson.
  18. Re: Windows 11 is available to some now

    No. However, I do hate Windows 8, 10 and 11, specifically the UI and despite the jury being still out on 11 and for the moment "I'm going to refuse to upgrade on principle". It is a decision made...
  19. Re: Why is VB.Net/C#/XAML + VS2019 is better than VB6? Here's why.....

    Yes it IS
  20. C, C++, C#, VB6 Programmer analogy with regard to building

    C Programmer analogy with regard to building

    If a C programmer was in the building Industry, he could build all sorts of buildings, houses and other structures, brick by brick. He could dig the...
  21. Re: Why is VB.Net/C#/XAML + VS2019 is better than VB6? Here's why.....

    "Closer" to the metal.
  22. Re: Can anyone write an array module?

    xiaoyiao is trolling...
  23. Re: Why is VB.Net/C#/XAML + VS2019 is better than VB6? Here's why.....

    Sometimes, it is good to be reminded why it is useful to program closer to the metal.

    This youtube programme might take you back.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRlmTiynbd8
  24. Re: Windows 11 is available to some now

    I'm going to wait until hell freezes over.
  25. Re: Getting the ball rolling. Which VB6 projects are you working on?

    https://www.vbforums.com/images/ieimages/2021/10/23.png

    Just added some colour to the radio buttons as well as a new Play button. A dash of red and green always helps.
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    Re: IDE Problem

    A simple solution might be to obtain a second monitor at more 'normal' resolutions and have the VB6 IDE on that screen?
  27. Re: Getting the ball rolling. Which VB6 projects are you working on?

    SearchingDataOnly would benefit from your VB6 code - there, I said it. In this way you could make up to him too. You could work in partnership and a new era of positive East/West relations might...
  28. Re: Getting the ball rolling. Which VB6 projects are you working on?

    I am experimenting with an indicator of the recording time...

    https://www.vbforums.com/images/ieimages/2021/10/17.png

    A glass thermometer where the red alcohol line moves along as the recording...
  29. Re: VB6 QUESTION: Providing Documentation for your Utility.

    Well, they might, so it is good to cater for that

    I already have a big HELP button on my form that cannot be missed.

    https://www.vbforums.com/images/ieimages/2021/10/3.jpg
  30. Re: Getting the ball rolling. Which VB6 projects are you working on?

    I think you should make attempts to keep your VB6 version in synch. It will keep your brain working and sharpen those wits even further. It will also silence your VB6 critics that imply your VB6...
  31. Re: Getting the ball rolling. Which VB6 projects are you working on?

    I am adding speech recording and the transfer of the resulting WAV file to my project. I am just using mciSendString as it appears to be a very simple addition and it works. No need to do anything...
  32. Re: VB6 QUESTION: Providing Documentation for your Utility.

    Right. I will enable the F1 key, currently not used to initiate help in my form.

    I do use tooltips extensively but just the standard types on this application.
    Assuming you are using a 3rd party...
  33. VB6 QUESTION: Providing Documentation for your Utility.

    When you create a utility and want to document what it does in a 'help' fashion via something like a 'help' button, what do you use to accomplish this?

    I have created a .HTML file with images and...
  34. Re: Getting the ball rolling. Which VB6 projects are you working on?

    There are a few here that seem to have the same desire to create their own language. Maybe you should set out the specification of the intended language and see if anyone would like to contribute....
  35. Re: Getting the ball rolling. Which VB6 projects are you working on?

    I have just made my static-sized utility resizable, always tricky with a graphical interface, my progress is, as always, exceedingly slow.

    https://www.vbforums.com/images/ieimages/2021/10/1.jpg
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  36. Re: Getting the ball rolling. Which VB6 projects are you working on?

    That is impressive. Personally, if I was building another language of any type I'm not sure I'd want to use the .NET framework regardless of how easy .NET makes it. I think I'd make a step toward...
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    Re: language keeps coming back

    It is just underhand imperial tactics, we are trying to re-establish the old British Empire and we are starting with your keyboard. From this point onward you only be able to use English and whilst...
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    Re: https://www.radbasic.dev/

    Agreed.

    If you have ever run up against the hard nuts in this forum you'll understand how it can put people off. The helpfulness offered in this forum is only equalled by the invective that can be...
  39. Re: Getting the ball rolling. Which VB6 projects are you working on?

    For a second I thought it read "I started to grow in programming because of the testicles". A double take required.

    https://www.vbforums.com/images/ieimages/2021/10/8.png
  40. Re: Why is VB.Net/C#/XAML + VS2019 is better than VB6? Here's why.....

    The VB IDE should be improved as you would expect given 20 years of development.

    Nonetheless, I like the VB6 IDE as it isn't cluttered with functionality and as a result it is quick to operate....
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