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  1. Re: What has gone wrong with my designer now !

    Hi...

    Just a false alarm, I re-booted the computer and all was well.

    Thanks for the reply. Meant to post this a lot earlier, having solved the issue I just got on with my project and forgot to...
  2. [RESOLVED] What has gone wrong with my designer now !

    Hi,

    Just started a new project, first thing in the design section, set the font size for Form1.
    In properties, select Font, set the Units to Pixel (As I usually do) then try to set 25px, tap...
  3. Re: 'Remove vertical spacing' not behaving as expected.

    Thanks John,
    Good to know it's not just me. As for no space between controls, that's not where I leave 'em but it's a start, if for instance I have (say) five or six buttons equally spaced along...
  4. 'Remove vertical spacing' not behaving as expected.

    Hi,

    When I'm in a design page and wish to snap two controls together I select the control to which I want to 'pull' another, then, with Control depressed, select the other control so that the...
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    Re: Is there a bug in the latest upgrade ?

    Thanks John,

    I ran the repair on VS and that fixed the main problem, I do still have a problem with my Error List, I was going to try a new variable and just added it to the end of a 'Dim'...
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    Re: Is there a bug in the latest upgrade ?

    Thanks Si.
  7. Re: [FAQ's: OD] How do I set a UserForm to be the TopMost form throughout Windows?

    I get reprimanded if I use DoEvents in any code !

    Poppa.
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    Is there a bug in the latest upgrade ?

    Hi,

    I'm not sure that this is the correct forum, because it is a question, I don't believe it's language specific, else I'd've posted it in vb.NET.

    I 'upgraded' to the newest Visual Studio...
  9. Re: Why is this not permitted ?

    Cheers John,

    Totally my fault... Clean forgot to put the arguments in the TextChange subroutine.
    I didn't understand what intellisence was telling me.


    Problem solved.


    Poppa
  10. [RESOLVED] Why is this not permitted ?

    Hi,

    I can't discover why this subroutine: -

    For i = 3 To 7
    bx = "TextBox" & i.ToString
    txA(i) = CType(Me.Controls(bx), TextBox)
    txA(i).Text =...
  11. Re: Why has my TextBox stopped accepting text ?

    Thanks OptionBase1,

    That's fixed it, and my modification also works, I don't know where that number came from, it was grey'd out so I thought it was the default figure.


    Poppa
  12. [RESOLVED] Why has my TextBox stopped accepting text ?

    Hi,

    I've been making little tools to help with a project which has several very large List (Of String) collections.
    I'm collecting data from the web, pasting it into text files and using the...
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    Re: 'Working on it' Form2.

    Thanks Delaney,

    I didn't do anything, I opened the project in the normal way and Form2, just opened normally.
    I don't know why, it's not as though I'd not tried that already.


    Poppa
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    [RESOLVED] 'Working on it' Form2.

    I have a project that I've been working on for a couple of weeks, no real problems until today.

    The application runs, everything is fine, no problems. However: When I click to open Form2 design,...
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    Re: Win.10 Desktop Icons

    Thanks Steve,

    I think that must be the only thing I didn't try before posting the thread.


    Poppa.
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    [RESOLVED] Win.10 Desktop Icons

    Hi,

    I'm sure there used to be a desktop icon option to 'Fit to grid', I can no longer find this option and currently I can position my icons just anywhere, including overlapping or on top of...
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    Re: Edit a text file.

    Thanks guys...

    All done.


    Poppa
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    Re: Edit a text file.

    Thanks Si_the_geek,

    That done it, much neater, thank you.

    All I have to do now is figure out how to read from these List(Of String) :confused:

    :)


    Poppa
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    Re: Edit a text file.

    Ok...

    I'm getting there.
    I have ten files installed, I have ten List(Of String) all populated (I discovered that I need 'Imports System.IO' to make it work.)
    But I've used (what I consider to...
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    Re: Edit a text file.

    Thanks John,

    I figured that out and I now have two files in Solution Explorer, both set: -

    Build Action = Content
    Copy to Output Directory = Copy if Newer.

    But I've spent over three hours...
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    Re: Edit a text file.

    Thanks John,

    I've been trying to do that, I've just opened the Solution Explorer and 'dropped' a text file in there.
    It went in ok and was sorted so I'm guessing that means it's in and accepted....
  22. Re: Why is my cursor going to the wrong place ?

    Thanks Boops Boops,
    I ought to've realised that.

    The bottom corner thing was only so that I could see exactly where the cursor was, it now goes exactly where I want it to.

    That's another one...
  23. [RESOLVED] Why is my cursor going to the wrong place ?

    Hi,

    I'm trying to start an application with the cursor in the middle of the from, close to the bottom edge. It's not anywhere close to that so I'm trying to discover why, so as a trial I'm Using:...
  24. Re: Measure the length of a string in pixels.

    Thanks for your help guys,

    I have a working solution which produces a neat text file an example of which I've just deleted from this post because when it displays in here (in a Quote) all the...
  25. Re: Measure the length of a string in pixels.

    Hi Shaman, I want to be able to do all of the above.

    I really don't like unisize fonts, although I know they can make some things easier.

    In the utility that I'm writing I use the same font in...
  26. Re: Measure the length of a string in pixels.

    Thanks .Paul,

    I know text files don't support columns, that's the problem, but I'm getting there, the first two columns are fine, and the fourth would be too if I could manage the sort out the...
  27. Re: Measure the length of a string in pixels.

    Sorry, this is my fault, I should've explained what I'm trying to do.
    I'm reading in a whole load of data strings consisting of four separate sections per string, these sections can be of any...
  28. [RESOLVED] Measure the length of a string in pixels.

    Hi,
    I have a problem measuring the length of a string in pixels.
    Currently I'm using this code:

    Private Function MeasureText(ByVal txt As String) As Integer
    Dim wdth As Integer
    ...
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    [RESOLVED] Edit a text file.

    Hi,

    I have a little test application that I am testing for a possibility of changing a file which in my resources.
    Here is my code:

    Public Class Form1

    Private Sub Form1_Load() Handles...
  30. Re: FlatButtonAppearance.MouseOverBackColor Property

    Thanks john,

    I don't see anywhere that it says they have to be set to flat, but changing from the default 'Standard' certainly works.


    Poppa
  31. [RESOLVED] FlatButtonAppearance.MouseOverBackColor Property

    Hi,
    I have a couple of buttons on my form:
    In the design properties I've set Button1's FlatButtonAppearance.MouseOverBackColor Property to Red, and Button2's ...
  32. Re: Copying a text file from resources.

    Thanks John,

    Another useful lecture for my notes. :D

    Problem solved.


    Poppa
  33. [RESOLVED] Copying a text file from resources.

    Hi,
    I'm trying to copy one text file from 32 text files in my resources, this code works:

    Dim clue, lizt() As String, number As Integer

    Private Sub Check()
    clue = TextBox1.Text...
  34. Re: [RESOLVED] Why can't I find this file ?

    I'm sure you're right, I must get out of the habit of looking in MSDB first !

    Pop.
  35. Re: Failed to initialize because CategoryName is missing.

    Thanks Inferrd, that's fixed it.
  36. Re: Failed to initialize because CategoryName is missing.

    I discovered what you mean, and used 'LogicalDisk' for CategoryName, and 'Disk Read Bytes/sec' for the CounterName.
    this seemed to work is as much as it allowed the variable declaration, but when it...
  37. [RESOLVED] Failed to initialize because CategoryName is missing.

    Hi,

    With reference to my thread 'Why can't I find this file ?' which was resolved, I now have a new problem.

    The app. referred to in that thread was to start the Malicious software Removal...
  38. Re: Why can't I find this file ?

    Thanks digitalShaman,

    Finding how to use that took some time, I tried to find 'syswow64' in MSDB but the only examples were in C++, very helpful! So then I tried 'sysnative +vb.NET' in MSDB but...
  39. [RESOLVED] Why can't I find this file ?

    Hi,

    I'm trying to start the Malicious software Removal Tool, MRT.exe from my application thus:

    Public Class Form1

    Private filePath As String = "C:\Windows\System32\MRT.exe"

    ...
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    Re: drop down menu with scroll bar

    My first port of call would be Here.


    Poppa
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