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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    Somehow I'm reminded of an old book written by "A Square."
  2. Re: how to Get Sha512 Fast by vb6 use api CryptCreateHash

    :confused:
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    Re: Fix the TwipsPerPixel rounding?

    Er, are you asking them to take a knap?
  4. Re: how to Get Sha512 Fast by vb6 use api CryptCreateHash

    How fast does it need to be?

    I'd use CNG instead of legacy crypto:


    Option Explicit

    Private Const WIN32_NULL As Long = 0&

    Private Enum NTSTATUS
  5. Re: [VB6] Encode binary data to bitmap for use in a PictureBox

    Or just store the BLOB as a custom resource and be all done.
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    Re: ado connection with password

    First you need share access. Then the above only gets one foot into the database itself. Next comes the user ID if the default "Admin" isn't right, then password, if one has been set.

    So there...
  7. Re: Sale of software brand & code - anyone have experience with this?

    One thing to watch out for: in many cases an employer or former employer can make a claim on you even for something you "wrote on your own time."

    This can get expensive. Legal fees, time dragging...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    Even this extreme level of censorship and propaganda doesn't mean people go on blindly consuming it. Even trying to spin words like "right" out of shape doesn't fly. In reality Biden is to the...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    Wow. Pots and kettles.
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    Reneger In Chief Biden is already blowing off his lies and false promises. So far every bit of cynicism has been rewarded.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1aqAcFUJ6Y
  11. Re: Is the VB6 community capable to grab the bull by its horns?

    Never happened. In fact, the opposite is true.
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    Live feed from D.C.?

    "Be glorious, our free Swampland!"


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dMIjN18uMI
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    I think that trying to make any of this about Trump is the problem. Trump is gone, so it doesn't matter any longer and we can move beyond this impediment to thought and discussion.

    Facing reality...
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    Re: Should i learn VB6?

    There isn't much to discuss. Just use what you want, choosing a tool that supports your target environment easily.
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    Re: Internet Zone Idenifier

    If you are the only user then you can just clear the setting through the Explorer Properties dialog.
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    Re: Internet Zone Idenifier

    This security fence is there for a good reason.

    You can always try a compromise:

    Let the warning dialog tell the user about the potential threat. If the user approves the run anyway, the...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    Doesn't really matter any more. What happens next is already "baked into the cake" by demographic realities. It's just a question of how things play out now.

    We had a chance to handle what is...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    To avoid embarrassment the Mall has been filled with headless, silent, pliable flags where people might have stood. Lined by luminary sound towers to play prerecorded cheers on cue:


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    Re: Upgrade to Windows 10

    Actually there are, just no approved solutions. It is working fine here.
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    Or that a tinpot military dictator who fears the people is being installed.
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

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    Trump Inauguration


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    Preparations begin for Biden inauguration
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    Re: Upgrade to Windows 10

    Another issue might be that for many people Windows 10 was the first time they used a 64-bit flavor of Windows. Still others have been stuck on Windows XP with its heavy "make it work like Win9x"...
  23. Re: VBCCR17SideBySideAndVisualStyles failed to start side-by-side incorrect

    In any case it sounds like a more fundamental problem here. Bad XML syntax is a separate matter.
  24. Re: VBCCR17SideBySideAndVisualStyles failed to start side-by-side incorrect

    Read the docs.

    Those are assembly names and versions you assign, not necessarily the program's. Ideally, combined, they result in a "strong name" that Windows can use to track them in the...
  25. Re: VBCCR17SideBySideAndVisualStyles failed to start side-by-side incorrect

    Got me. This sounds like the nuttiest thing I've ever heard of.

    How does some random manifest predict your program's needs? Not to mention that there are elements there which are supposed to...
  26. Re: VBCCR17SideBySideAndVisualStyles failed to start side-by-side incorrect

    We can't see your XML so we have to guess.

    One guess might be that you failed to pad your raw XML to a DWORD boundary before adding it as a resource. That can result in padding with NUL bytes,...
  27. Re: set a 'Description' property of a dB?

    Support for this is limited.

    While it might be possible that a supporting property handler gets installed with later versions of MS Access, Windows (Shell32) itself does not seem to consider...
  28. Re: set a 'Description' property of a dB?

    Looks like something from ancient times, perhaps DAO diddling with a Jet/ACE engine through its private API?

    As far as I can tell neither OLEDB nor ODBC define a table description property, though...
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    Re: Fix the TwipsPerPixel rounding?

    I suspect that Currency is used in OLE's "metrics" calculations internally. You can see this abstraction "leak" by examining the data type used for IFont.Size for example.

    Single type for many...
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    Re: CCur Function

    Decimal is entirely different. VB6 supports Decimal, but only as a Variant subtype.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/openspecs/windows_protocols/ms-wsp/60a4934f-5d45-4b5c-9c8c-81c1f5c331b2
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    Re: listview table colors

    No need to load the same image twice, dump one copy into an extra control, etc.

    Just load it once and scale the StdPicture object's Height and Width properties as required.
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    Re: VB6 - can we use the 'Any' type?

    I think you guys have missed the point entirely and run down a rabbit hole. The question doesn't seem to be asking about API calls:



    I still think he was grasping for the Variant type.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    If you like charts, this page is interesting too:

    COVID-19 in the U.S.: How do Canada's provinces rank against American states?

    Data seems to be retrieved and plotted on the fly, so full...
  34. Re: Is there a Call Hierarchy tool for VB5 or VB6

    Maybe https://www.aivosto.com/project/project.html
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    We've been seeing a pretty consistent pattern in the U.S. since the winter "heating months" began in the north. For the most part the "northern tier" has been doing relatively well compared to...
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    Re: CCur Function

    No, the Currency data type doesn't "contain punctuation." You seem to be confusing it with text representations of such values.

    This type is a 64-bit signed integer with implied scaling by 10000...
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    Re: listview table colors

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/uxguide/ctrl-list-views#is-this-the-right-control
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    Translation: "Your relevant objective facts destroy my fragile narrative."
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    That makes sense. No matter how you slice it Trump is "over."
  40. Re: Checkbox - Graphical. Remove Checked Highlight

    If you really need buttons to display color swatches you can do that using icons, either created separately as resources or on the fly as done in this example.

    That way you don't violate Windows...
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