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  1. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    It seems like the same people are the least likely to stay home. They are probably vastly overrepresented in the groups that gather to spew at each other in close proximity as well.
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    Re: Retro programming communities

    This was a little older and a diverse family of products, but once far more common:

    IBM 700/7000 series
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    Re: Retro programming communities

    Wow, you really have to dig these days to get even an overview of the machines of the past!

    CDC 6000 series Hardware Architecture

    The Architecture of the Burroughs B5000

    Just a couple of the...
  4. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    By now just about everyone who can be convinced already has been vaccinated.

    Short of herding the irresponsible into camps or chaining them in their homes we'll just have to live with the threat...
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    Re: Accessing animated gif frames.

    Well he asked for bitmaps, but PNG output is easy enough:


    Option Explicit

    'Reference to: Microsoft Windows Image Acquisition Library v2.0

    Private AniGIF As WIA.ImageFile
    Private...
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    Re: Retro programming communities

    Which part?

    Ancient CPU architectures? Perhaps a few "museum" type web sites or a few very small sites catering to the remnants of old communities.

    https://computerhistory.org/explore/ comes...
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    Re: What song are you listening to right now?

    https://youtu.be/vYtpKBNTCB8

    Takes me back to a special someone I knew from 6th through 12th grades. We had a lot of that "walking to/from school together" in the 6th grade, but after that we...
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    Re: Accessing animated gif frames.

    I think there are limits to the animated GIF support in GDI+, and I'm pretty sure it doesn't support editing them.

    There might be something else in Windows supporting them, but probably nothing...
  9. Re: [RESOLVED] Configuring Windows Defender Firewall (Outbound)

    Well, two ideas come to mind but they both presume your application doesn't use TCP/IP or Winsock.

    The simple one might be to configure a Windows Firewall rule for your application that blocks TCP...
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    Re: Retro programming communities

    The books I started with would be puzzling today.

    There were basically two kinds of CPUs. One accessed memory as fixed-length words, typically some multiple of 6 bits with an additional parity...
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    Re: Accessing animated gif frames.

    See: Image Functions.

    Most of the GDI+ Flat calls you need to load a GIF, extract its frames, and write them as BMPs are listed there. Don't forget the "dispose" calls and such to avoid leaks.
    ...
  12. Re: [RESOLVED] Run-Time error '429': ActiveX component can't create object. VB6 Depl

    I don't know very much about the No-no, but it looks like you have scripted things to try to re-register a new copy within the Bin subdirectory of your app-target directory every time.

    And you do...
  13. Re: How to use a dynamic tooltip on a line in a Rich Text Box

    See: https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/13231/what-does-do-you-haz-teh-codez-mean
  14. Re: Configuring Windows Defender Firewall (Outbound)

    If I were going to be that sneaky I'd probably just compress the image as PNG (since it probably isn't really photographic but blocks and swathes of solid colors) and maybe flip each byte of it by...
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    Re: Accessing animated gif frames.

    Easy way:


    Option Explicit

    'Reference to: Microsoft Windows Image Acquisition Library v2.0

    Private AniGIF As WIA.ImageFile
    Private AllSaved As Boolean
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    Re: vbObjectError: what is it for?

    Here's another one, Q194418: PRB: CallByName Fails to Return the Correct Error Information.

    As I said, Microsoft tried repeatedly to get this message across.
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    Re: vbObjectError: what is it for?

    Also see the ancient article Q129941: PRB:Unexpected Results When Raise Method Propogates OLE Errors. There are several other similar articles.

    Basically &H80040000 through &H80040200 are...
  18. Re: Run-Time error '429': ActiveX component can't create object. VB6 Deployment Pack

    No, the second list are things you must deploy.

    Before you do however your script is supposed to see if the user's machine already has each one installed and only replace them if your program...
  19. Re: Run-Time error '429': ActiveX component can't create object. VB6 Deployment Pack

    These have been a part of Windows for a very long time now, at least WinXP SP3 if not all the way back to Windows 2000. They are not deployable and should never be included except in a package meant...
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    Draw on StdPicture objects

    I'm not sure why you might need this, but this example shows how you can draw onto a StdPicture (type of bitmap only). Works whether currently assigned to a control or freestanding, such as loaded...
  21. Re: Create VB6 App Installation Package to install on latest Win OS's

    No-no Setup requires you to know everything and get it all very close to exactly right. And even then you risk breaking other applications, especially if the user ever uninstalls yours.

    It is...
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    Re: Retro programming communities

    I'm a little confused.

    Is a DOS-based '80s PC even in the running as far as "retrocomputing" goes? Much less a primitive '90s 16-bit or Win9x PC?

    I thought for most people the term referred to...
  23. Thread: Democracy

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    Re: Democracy

    Anything to keep agricultural product dumping in former colonies profitable while staving the local farmers.
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    Re: What song are you listening to right now?

    Who remembers the '90s?


    https://youtu.be/iCol1dhLmco
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    Re: Democracy

    That makes sense, I was confused by the broken quoting markup.
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    Re: Retro programming communities

    You might find this interesting.

    One $10 SOC development board, a single 10K resistor, and a USB-microUSB cable. Use a plug-in breadboard to avoid even soldering the resistor.

    Use a PC with a...
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    Re: Democracy

    What gives you this idea?

    If you are uncomfortable saying "reproduction" there is certainly "replication." And no, it is not limited to the moment of "infecting the DNA" of host cells.

    It...
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    Re: Democracy

    Well this seems to be the neo-COVID thread now, so let's explode some heads:


    https://youtu.be/zDQuwkJIBaY
  29. Re: DRAW around cell a rectangle with mouse move event in msflexgrid

    Yes, if that's what he wants flexgrids support several focus styles. I got the idea he was demanding some sort of hover indication of it instead.
  30. Re: DRAW around cell a rectangle with mouse move event in msflexgrid

    I'm not sure why you desire such a Carmen Miranda UI esthetic, or perhaps Chinese web sites are your inspiration?

    Why not focus on function and give the user value rather than try to dolly up a...
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    Re: error accessing the system registry

    See: User Account Control
  32. Re: What are square brackets used for in VB6?

    In the IDE's Tools menu there is an item Procedure Attributes... to open that dialog. There you can select Advanced>> to see and manipulate the advanced options of the current object module's Public...
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    Re: Migrate VB6 to .NET

    A proper rewrite makes sense anyway. Some programs written early can be cobble jobs to begin with, then after years of ad hoc maintenance get even worse.

    Of course the real trick to getting a...
  34. Re: What are square brackets used for in VB6?

    But did you assign the DISPID ("Procedure ID") value to DISPID_EVALUATE (-5) on Fester's Range() method?

    The comment doesn't do it, the comment is just a reminder. You have to set the value in...
  35. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Er, what???


    https://youtu.be/GNwNQZ4TXLo
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    Re: Migrate VB6 to .NET

    Most of the "security concerns" are bogus.

    The issues with ActiveX controls had to do with web pages displayed in IE that called them maliciously from script. So unless your program is crazy...
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    Re: PicServer problem

    Connections consume a lot of server resources, so HTTP 1.0 times them out by default. By the time HTTP 1.1 rolled around browsers were smarter and servers had more resources to work with, so...
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    Re: cmcs21.ocx error

    I doubt it is part of Windows. It sounds like an old script editor control "CodeSense" to me.

    Sounds like the sort of thing a malware infection might produce. Maybe part of a remote-access...
  39. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I even see one guy on YouTube using his anti-vax rhetoric to sell his line of branded nutritional supplements and exercise gadgets and videos. The old "Get healthy for invulnerability" schtick.
  40. Re: What are square brackets used for in VB6?

    Fester is just a silly demo class with a DISPID_EVALUATE member.

    Fester.cls

    Option Explicit

    Private Space As Collection

    'NOTE: Procedure ID = -5
    Public Function Range(ByVal Scope As...
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