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  1. Thread: Wizard Control

    by Niya
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    Re: Wizard Control

    This is a good suggestion. Sorry I wasn't around when you made this post. It's been 7 years since I touched this project. Didn't realize it became a bit popular. I might have to dust off the code and...
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    Re: File Format reader

    I got quite a few odd requests like that over my life. People always want to read data from all kinds of devices and it's always a run around when I ask them for the format of the device's...
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    Re: Ascii string decoding

    No. They are special ASCII characters being inputted by the Barcode scanner:-
    https://www.vbforums.com/images/ieimages/2020/11/16.png

    It can be inferred from the OP's post that NotePad++ chooses...
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    Re: Ascii string decoding

    It is entirely possible that it's simply how the TextBox chooses to render text when these characters are present:-
    https://www.vbforums.com/images/ieimages/2020/11/15.png

    The above image shows a...
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    Re: Using Visual Basic to update excel file

    Here is a class that can read and write from an Excel file. It's a portion of a small APP I sold for 83 US dollars so it definitely works. I've really never dealt with Excel outside of this project...
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    Re: Using Visual Basic to update excel file

    Show your code.
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    VS 2019 Re: Do you use Decimal, single, or double?

    Short answer. Decimal for finance. Double for science.
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    Re: Which type of container to use?

    If you intend to be performing searches, then yea, a Dictionary would be ideal. However, what it sounds like is that this data needs to be processed in it's entirety to produce some kind of output....
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    Re: [RESOLVED] Drawing on a Track Bar

    If your application is data driven without any fancy UI customizations, you can still benefit from WPF because of it's extremely powerful data-binding capabilities.
  10. Thread: Jumping in

    by Niya
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    Re: Jumping in

    Ah well these days YouTube is nice when you want to get off the ground with something while having very little or no knowledge about it. Seeing other people actually do it while explaining in simple...
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    Re: Drawing on a Track Bar

    Not so fast. Lines of code written is not the only important metric here when weighing the benefits of WPF over WinForms. Productivity is arguable a more important metric. Now I am willing to concede...
  12. Thread: Jumping in

    by Niya
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    Re: Jumping in

    Well what's your level of knowledge? Do you understand programming concepts like variables, functions, flow control, expression evaluation etc? Or do you understand these things already and need only...
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    Re: Drawing on a Track Bar

    Ya, I just looked at his post history. Pretty low effort content but it's some effort I guess.
  14. Thread: Jumping in

    by Niya
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    Re: Jumping in

    That frustration only lasts as long as you still in the learning stage. It's a one-time frustration you have to endure with every new technology you learn in the domain of programming. I've moved...
  15. Thread: Jumping in

    by Niya
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    Re: Jumping in

    I don't think this is the kind of thing a beginner should under take. I would consider myself very seasoned using various flavors of Visual Basic and Visual Studio and I find this project a bit...
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    Re: Drawing on a Track Bar

    While this is truly impressive. I'd like to point out for the record that WPF allows that level of customization on ANY control with a fraction of the code. Not that Shaggy should ignore this option,...
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    Re: Drawing on a Track Bar

    How is this meant to work? All it does is draw ticks on a panel in response to TrackBar being manipulated. It is certainly an interesting piece of code but I don't see how this can be used for...
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    Re: Drawing on a Track Bar

    I realize this topic is old and it's generally a bad practice to bump these old threads but upon reviewing the approach I suggested as a possibility I feel strongly compelled to revisit this given...
  19. Re: App update system - better approach

    I don't think English is his first language. I read his posts multiple times and still didn't get what he was asking but I definitely think there is something there. He just doesn't know how to...
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    Re: Error when trying to load DLL

    I'm taking a shot in the dark here but this stands out to me:-
    #ifdef BUILD_DLL
    #define DLL_EXPORT __declspec(dllexport)
    #else
    #define DLL_EXPORT __declspec(dllimport)
    #endif

    It seems...
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    Re: CommonControls (Replacement of the MS common controls)

    A little off topic but one look at this post and WPF immediately came to mind. WPF can do wild and crazy stuff like this very easily. If you're like me and prone to wanting all kinds of crazy...
  22. Re: [RESOLVED] VB6 EXE does not work, but runs from VB6 IDE

    Ah well. There we go. :)
  23. Re: [RESOLVED] VB6 EXE does not work, but runs from VB6 IDE

    I'd be very careful about making this assumption. As you can see here, Intel processors are fully capable of pushing 16 byte values onto the stack. I'm referring specifically to these versions of the...
  24. Thread: Post Race!

    by Niya
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    Re: Post Race!

    I've been giving it a bit more thought and I think I figured why deals on bandwidth seem less reasonable in the US. It may not even be the deliberate on the part of US based ISPs. I imagine that ISPs...
  25. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    I'm curious. Why didn't you qualify?
  26. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    Wow, you guys are being ripped off. You're paying more money than we do for less bandwidth. This is truly sad. I just looked up pricing on a couple of packages offered by our local ISPs and the...
  27. Re: [RESOLVED] VB6 EXE does not work, but runs from VB6 IDE

    Most of them appear to be correct. However, that one is both correct and wrong at the same time. If we go strictly by what is written there then it should be @6. However when I look at the .Net...
  28. Thread: Post Race!

    by Niya
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    Re: Post Race!

    I live in a village that most likely has a lot less people than that and as I suggested earlier, our entire country could be considered 3rd world. Yet, even in this village we have like 3 or 4...
  29. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    This has me rethinking whether the US should be classified as a 1st world country. I find this very surprising and strangely fascinating. I mean where I'm from, it's pretty normal to expect places...
  30. Re: VB6 EXE does not work, but runs from VB6 IDE

    Also, I'm curious about this. If you're willing to entertain this as a solution then why even bother using VB6 at all?
  31. Re: VB6 EXE does not work, but runs from VB6 IDE

    I don't have VB6 currently installed as I use .Net now and haven't used VB6 seriously in years. I also do not have these dlls so I cannot test it myself. Besides all that, I really don't have the the...
  32. Thread: Post Race!

    by Niya
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    Re: Post Race!

    Whoa.....That is extremely surprising. I live in a place many would consider a 3rd world country yet my cheap internet connection is 100up/100down. I thought in first world countries like America you...
  33. Re: Issues with connecting to SQL Server from VB.Net using SQLOLEDB connection string

    All of this would be a lot easier and cleaner if you just used ADO.Net instead of ADO as jmc suggested.

    Also, I noticed that the Integrated Security variable is missing from your connection...
  34. Re: VB6 EXE does not work, but runs from VB6 IDE

    If I remember correctly, VB6 applications crash this way when it's messing around with outside of its sandbox such as with your API calls and it's done incorrectly. I'd look into what Arnoutdv...
  35. Re: VB6 EXE does not work, but runs from VB6 IDE

    Can you provide more information than "can't run"? Does the application just not run, does it run and crash, does it work but not do what you expect, is there a message box reporting an error, does...
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    Re: Minor Annoyances in VS2019

    Sounds like you should try re-installing VS2019. Usually with freaky things like this where I'm the only one that seems to be having a problem and I just re-install and call it a day. If that doesn't...
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    Re: The Cost of Refreshing

    There is actually quite a lot happening when you call Refresh on a Control. Internally Control.Refresh makes two API calls. First it calls a .Net implementation of Invalidate to invalidate the...
  38. VS 2015 Re: Launch exe as another user with elevated rights

    It seems Tyson's suggestion might be the most expedient way to solve this problem. He suggested using the CreateProcessWithLogonW API. It's more direct version of what Ident suggested that doesn't...
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    Re: udp send and receive

    I agree with Shaggy. There is no way that code would be able to receive the data sent because in terms of the speed at which these things operate, that data was sent long before it was ready to...
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    Re: Impossible problem VB.Net - Please help

    Lol this is a classic mistake, doing a search loop like that. Look very carefully at how that code is structured. Here's a question that should clue you in: Why are you still looping after finding...
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