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    Re: Should i learn VB6?

    Server is a (lower-power) quad-core xeon (clocking up to 2.4GHz or something, 8GB Ram and SSD-HD) -
    run within a (VMWare-based) HyperVisor in a rack of a larger Online-Provider here in germany -...
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    Re: Should i learn VB6?

    Ughh, come on, really...?
    Again, I'm talking about the deployment of the framework (which these days usually happens via Windows-Update).

    When I mention "download-time", then this is directly...
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    Re: Should i learn VB6?

    I'm obviously talking about Class-Frameworks (not Applications).

    And then I was using this kind of "larger task" (the resulting binaries of these Class-Frameworks) -
    to compare their...
  4. Re: Is the VB6 community capable to grab the bull by its horns?

    Not as hard as for example "feeding correct instructions via e.g. LLVM"...

    For C (not C++) one has only a handful of "Keywords and Operators" to learn:
    - much less (to become "fluent"), compared...
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    Re: Should i learn VB6?

    Let me requote myself:
    ...here an objective technological analysis (based on Apples vs Apples - comparing the two frameworks):
    - class-coverage for modern App-Dev scenarios? (nearly identical - ...
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    Re: Should i learn VB6?

    Well, I honestly doubt, that "the public" would buy the fast-food-junk,
    if healthy food was available at the same price.

    In that regard - please note, that not even Mc-Donalds was ever going as...
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    Re: Should i learn VB6?

    What "the public" really wants, is - for example - healthy food...
    What "the public" really gets, is - heavily advertised fast-food-junk ("Burgers, Fries 'n Coke").

    And on top of the advertising,...
  8. Re: Is there anyway to build x64 exe by vb6ís compiler?

    Ohh ... seems stuff like that indeed leaves an impression...
    (will have to consider that in my next RC6-Demos, I guess) ;)

    Olaf
  9. Re: Is there anyway to build x64 exe by vb6ís compiler?

    IMO there's no need to test it (when it comes to replacing VB6) because:
    - it does not support Classes (nor does it support Class-raised Events)
    - it does not support Debugging
    - the IDE is...
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    Re: Should i learn VB6?

    No, that's not "life" - that's "the big lie"... (at least as far .NET "technology" is concerned).

    For years they were selling you big, unwieldy Rubber-Anvils, and Rubber-Hammers - to forge your...
  11. Re: Is the VB6 community capable to grab the bull by its horns?

    What you mean is probably, to use VB6 for parsing/tokenizing + AST-building -
    and then you willl have to produce:
    - FreeBasic intermediate-code from the parsed AST
    - which you will have to...
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    Re: Should i learn VB6?

    Of course... as soon as we compare "Apples with Apples" (ClassFramework with other ClassFramework) -
    then we wouldn't find many differences (in functionality and coding-efforts in the languages,...
  13. Re: Is the VB6 community capable to grab the bull by its horns?

    That's wrong.

    It takes significantly less code (and time), to make functional identical (CommonControls-compatible)
    RC6-Widgets.

    The reason for that is, that there's no need:
    - to "fight...
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    Re: Should i learn VB6?

    Well, so far you always bowed out, when I asked you to prove your claims with .NET example-code.

    Just saying...

    Olaf
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    Re: [RESOLVED] Several questions about RC6

    Yes, it will be the default-theme in the next releases...
    (and I'll probably integrate most vbWidgets-Classes into the RC6 directly as well).

    RC5 + the matching vbWidgets.dll will still default...
  16. Thread: C++ DLL to VB6

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    Re: C++ DLL to VB6

    Not sure whether you noticed... but I've already included a nice helper-function in the cdecl-call-module:

    GetBStrFromPtr(lpSrc&, Optional ByVal ANSI As Boolean) As String

    In the concrete case...
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    Re: listview table colors

    What a friendly soul you are...

    And quite funny (coming from a "grown man, who still plays with Pokemon-cards")... ;)

    Olaf
  18. Re: Is the VB6 community capable to grab the bull by its horns?

    It is ... because any IDE and compiler-replacement will need new Runtime-Classes and -Functions.

    You can of course decide, to develop all these Classes (again) from scratch (good luck, add another...
  19. Re: Is the VB6 community capable to grab the bull by its horns?

    You do not know, what you're talking about.
    We do this "all the time" currently (but have to rent a twice as expensive Win-OS-Hostmachine, to be able to).
    The "higher rent" is worthwhile...
  20. Re: Is the VB6 community capable to grab the bull by its horns?

    No, this is completely wrong.
    We are talking about significantly less work, when the IDE would be written, based on the RC6 (and the already existing Widgets).

    Furthermore, 100%...
  21. Re: Is the VB6 community capable to grab the bull by its horns?

    Not at all, because the entire glue-code (including Declares to the Win32-API, if somebody doesn't want to write platform-independent VB6-Code)
    will be 100% compatible (as long as it sits in *.bas...
  22. Re: Is the VB6 community capable to grab the bull by its horns?

    Exactly - but a modern and well-written platform/tech stack is necessary (underneath any new language, when it shall have any chance of success).

    The RC6-lib provides such a stack already.
    And...
  23. Re: Is the VB6 community capable to grab the bull by its horns?

    I disagree.

    Since we talk about a new compiler ... VB6 is a first and foremost a language, which was made to primarily:
    - glue COM-libs together
    - but also to produce ones own COM-libs the easy...
  24. Re: Is the VB6 community capable to grab the bull by its horns?

    I fully agree with that requirement or goal.
    Platform-independence is the most important thing for a new compiler (and especially IDE),
    with regards to "long-term-attractiveness" (for new...
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    Re: Should i learn VB6?

    Hint for your google-fu:
    - when you search info for VB6
    - put a [... -.NET] to the end of your search-input

    This will route you more directly to "the good bits"... ;)

    Olaf
  26. Re: Vb6: elapsed time + time in label1.caption (new problem)

    Well, guess there's still hope ... ;)

    Olaf
  27. Re: Vb6: elapsed time + time in label1.caption (new problem)

    As I wrote in #16...
    In "file-write-direction", the Value of the String-Variable sTimeDelta is equivalent to:
    sTimeDelta = Str(Now - mStartTime)

    So, what about using a single additional line in...
  28. Re: Vb6: elapsed time + time in label1.caption (new problem)

    No, because adding an additional single code-line for your new to introduce String-Variable sTimeDelta
    (into each of the two code-blocks) - should be utterly trivial - even for a VB-beginner.

    Olaf
  29. Re: Vb6: elapsed time + time in label1.caption (new problem)

    What's there to help with, when you are already able, to save and load "other values" to a textfile?

    The Value you need to save into your TextFile (as a String... in Form_Unload) is:
    sTimeDelta...
  30. Re: Vb6: elapsed time + time in label1.caption (new problem)

    Why not leave it in the registry as it is?
    (the registry-branch starts with "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\..." - and thus will ensure User-specific App-Settings - per "Logged on User")

    And in case you want...
  31. Re: Vb6: elapsed time + time in label1.caption (new problem)

    The code you got from Sam was not optimally written -
    (and it changed, what we already had established as a reliable "time-delta-visualization" in a prior thread).

    Here is the code again...
    ...
  32. Thread: C++ DLL to VB6

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    Re: C++ DLL to VB6

    The module is basically the same one, which works under the cover of the vbRichClient-COM-lib
    (where these call-supporting Methods sit behind a COM-Class - and are accessible via...
  33. Thread: C++ DLL to VB6

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    Re: C++ DLL to VB6

    You could also place your Device-Dll in a "Bin-Path" - relative to the Executable...
    (that's what I usually prefer, to make Apps XCopy-deployable from a Zip).
    Your Dll-Path-specifier could then be...
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    Re: C++ DLL to VB6

    You can call cdecl-defined functions also without compiling to a native-binary first,
    when you use the DispCallFunc-API (no "hacking" needed) - e.g. via the module below:


    Option Explicit
    ...
  35. Re: [RESOLVED] Vb6 elapsed time in days hours minutes

    Not when t is of type Date (since Int returns Variant, and tries to preserve the Input-Type).

    Olaf
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    Re: VB6 cGdiPlusCache.cls revisited

    This cache-class allows a high-quality upscaling/downscaling at load-time,
    so if you have a higher-res image already on disk (like e.g. the 128x128 image "\Res\Png2.png" from the Demo-Zip),
    you...
  37. Re: [RESOLVED] Vb6 elapsed time in days hours minutes

    No, there was nothing wrong in his original expression (which holds the TimeDiff in a Date-Variable t):

    Label1.Caption = CStr(Int(CDbl(t))) & " days " & Format$(t, "hh:mm")

    ...or a bit less...
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    Re: Could anyone help me on this?

    If you place this Declaration in a *.bas module:


    Public Declare Function MTK_ConnectDevice Lib "MTKF32X3_API.dll" (ByVal lngdwPort, ByVal lngdwSpeed) As Long


    then this external...
  39. Re: Vb6 elapsed time in days hours minutes

    This Code-Snippet of yours above is already doing "well enough" I think -
    the only thing that's missing (knowledgewise) is, to force the Format-Function to:
    - not react to special chars
    -...
  40. Re: [vb6] Enhancing VB's StdPicture Object to Support GDI+

    For both (1 and 2) I think the cGDIPlusCache-Class in this CodeBank-Thread is entirely sufficient:
    https://www.vbforums.com/showthread.php?876365-VB6-cGdiPlusCache-cls-revisited

    It can load from...
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