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    Re: Strange behaviour of vb6

    If you are experiencing an error, why not attach a project demonstrating the error ? ? ? ?
    That would prevent threads going round in circles (like this one)
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    Re: [RESOLVED] VB6 and Windows 8

    Been to hades and back, and finally got SP6 'installed', and it was a piece of cake.
    It shows in the About box.
    I got it via the MS (forum) web page -...
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    Re: [RESOLVED] VB6 and Windows 8

    Thanks Sam, much appreciated.
    I will pore through it.

    It is 64 bit article.
    Perchance can you tell if the reg patch mentioned in this thread (not Elroy's thread) was 32 bit ?
    I tried running...
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    Re: [RESOLVED] VB6 and Windows 8

    Attempting to install VB6 Pro into W8.1 32 bit.
    Probably I have gotten over most hurdles.
    Attempts to install SP6 are failing.
    Two questions -
    !) Are the reg files mentioned above suitable for 32...
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    Re: Color Pickers six different styles

    I told you not to call me beautifull
  6. Re: saving and retreving controls' position in ini files

    All purists, -please do not read the following -
    I can tell you how I avoid such problems.
    I never install my programs.
    I give the user my EXE, and tell them to place it onto a folder such as -...
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    Re: Planet Source Code Jumbo Resource CDs

    Many members have wondered what your real name is.
    I can now reveal what it is -
    Marc Antony
    And many will remember your famous speech -
    I come to bury VB6 not to praise it
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    Re: Problem getting Excel Object Library

    No car, and just about to walk to supermarket.
    If you can strip down your project enough to remove anything private/personal, but sufficient to demonstrate the problem, and attach it.
    I could have...
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    Re: Problem getting Excel Object Library

    Hi,
    There are 2 or 3 guides on our site.
    Here is one of them -
    https://www.vbforums.com/showthread.php?391665-Tutorial-FAQ-How-to-Automate-Excel-from-VB6-(or-VB5-VBA)

    Rob
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    Top Most with no "clutter"

    Came across a topmost solution, where you don't have to have any visible controls (or menus).
    Probably not the most needed approach for topmost, but some members may have the occasional need.
    Post...
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    Re: Download Problems

    If anyone is interested, I created an Amazon Drive account (free and painless)
    I uploaded the original 7zip EXE, and also tried eduardo's suggestion and created a zip with a password.
    The password...
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    Re: Download Problems

    I just tested it again, and it works for me.
    181850

    PS I use FireFox, perhaps some of you have that nasty habit of using Chrome (and thus more NANNY)
    PPS I thought most of us in IT are control...
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    Re: Download Problems

    'Nanny gmail/google is a pain in my lowest back.
    Shirley, you could place it into Google Drive, and share the link ?
    Here is one I prepared (5 mins) earlier -
    ...
  14. Thread: Vb6 msflexgrid

    by Bobbles
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    Re: Vb6 msflexgrid

    I did not know we had that restriction.
    If you are correct then the OP (Original Poster aka Thread Starter) could look up my email address in my profile.
    Send the stripped down project to me, and I...
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    Re: [RESOLVED] Send Email

    I 2nd that.
    It should be common courtesy to do that -
    - for those that took the time to respond
    - and to future browsers
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    Re: variable not defined

    Two suggestions that everyone should follow -

    To explicitly declare variables
    From the Tools menu, choose Options, click the Editor tab and check the Require Variable Declaration option. This...
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    Re: Excell With V.B

    Luckily I have run out of bullets.
    I shudder at the massive use of Excel in the world, instead of properly designed DBs and programs.

    This site has a forum for members wishing to raise VBA...
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    Re: Windows 11 coming soon

    I still use XP for 95% of my computing time.
    I use W8.1 for the other 5%
    Win 8 was bad, but 8.1 is great (Classic Start Menu of course).

    PS My PCs are old, and die fairly often.
    With XP, I...
  19. Re: How to pass variable to other Function/Function return a response?

    You could attach your project (trimmed if you prefer).
    Do you know how to attach a project to vbforums thread (this thread) ?
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    Re: [RESOLVED] get part of string between ( )

    Sam,
    I added to my post 5, re your concern in your post 6
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    Re: [RESOLVED] get part of string between ( )

    I have shown 2 approaches here -


    Private Sub Form_Click()
    Dim sSource As String
    Dim arrWork() As String
    Dim sRightOfBracket As String
    Dim sData As String
    Dim iPos As Integer
    ...
  22. Re: How to make Keyboard shotcuts work with the application minimized

    You could use a HotKey.
    Have a stand alone program that runs quietly in the background.
    In there you will have registered a hot key, that will fire an event in your stand alone program.
    That event...
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    Re: VB6: get text between

    It would be better if you attach the exact file (or whatever) you are wishing to 'query'
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    Re: Adding DTPicker in VbFlexGrid

    Cant you create your own form containing what ever you like to get a date from the user.
    When the 'child' form closes, your form that contains the vbFlexGrid, can place the date into the cell that...
  25. Thread: Folder path

    by Bobbles
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    Re: Folder path

    Is this for you or for your users ?
    If it is just for you, avoid using Windows Explorer (aka all the other names MS calls it)
    XYPlorer (and XYPlorerFree) has Tabs. That remember which Tabs were...
  26. Thread: Form_Terminate

    by Bobbles
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    Re: Form_Terminate

    Possibly you are not cleaning up after each close ?
    I knocked up an example that does execute the child's form terminate (attached)
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    Re: Combining method for math

    Right on
    I was a senior systems analyst for 20 years (Large bank then biggest world telecommunication Co).
    Occasionally projects would arise, when there were not enough analysts available to run...
  28. Re: [RESOLVED] Replace the Windos notepad with mine

    There is (was) a notepad alternative on PSC.
    PSC has died, but some of our members have made copies available on a couple of web sites.
    Someone might chip in and guide you to download it from one...
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    Re: ADODC Methods in VB6

    The best method is to avoid using it.
    Use pure ADO code
  30. Re: VB6 QUESTION: Detecting when PC comes back from sleep mode

    I like to keep things simple.
    Don't use Sleep Mode
  31. Re: Issues with VBA code for a range. I'm getting Type Mismatch Error 13

    What line does it break on (which is the error line) ?
    If you really wish a speedy solution, why not make a pruned down copy of it, and attach it ?
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    Re: Distibute an EXE without OCX issues

    I don't have a lot of dependencies, but have about 6
    I create a project, which includes the controls, and has no code.
    I use the P&D Wizard to create an EXE, and get the user to run it once.
    If I...
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    by Bobbles
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    Re: MySimpleProjects

    For those that like a 'heads up' before clicking/downloading, here is the list of Projects
    BinaryAdd
    Calendar
    CountDown Timer
    DayDateFormats
    Fun_8_Ball
    SimpleLableMaker

    ...
  34. Re: ¨Runtime Error '401': Can't show non-modal form when modal form is displayed.”

    This may not help, but who knows.
    When running in the IDE, run it with full compile.
    That little trick can reveal some errors, thus I always run my program with this keyboard shortcut
    Hold down...
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    Re: Iterate dir and txt

    Thanks for Elroy's contribution.
    However, my first taste of collections, was not to my taste.
    I have patched together a version using an array (of strings), and using a safe ReDim procedure, and a...
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    Re: Create a label programmatically

    Could you not place (or create) a Label off to the left of the screen ?
    The user will never see it (only you and I, will know it is there)
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    Re: Which FONT do you use in the IDE ?

    Never let it be said that I don't have an open mind.
    As I mentioned I have compared my font to some of the others mentioned here.
    In that same vein, I am prepared to compare mine with JetBrains (as...
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    Re: Which FONT do you use in the IDE ?

    I am using ProggyCleanTT Size 12
    Rob
    PS My DPI is 96 (Normal) the way God intended

    PPS I compared mine ProggyCleanTT size 12 to Consolas Size 10
    I reckon mine is better

    PPPS
    Found...
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    Re: Error 76 Path not found : which path ?

    I am not saying these proposed changes will help solve your problem
    What they will do is let me sleep easier at night -

    !) Don't do stuff in the Form_Load
    Do it in Form_Activate, and use a...
  40. Re: Help Making This Code A Bit More Intuitive

    I could have totally recoded it, but I resisted that, in case you felt that was going overboard.

    Instead I have done a few changes to your code to make it more understandable -


    Option...
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