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  1. Re: VB6 QUESTION: How many here have rolled their own msgbox dialog boxes?

    I passed through this phase at one time. I once write an entire message box class from scratch for some program I was writing in VB.Net many years ago. I wrote it specifically for reporting error...
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    Re: VB6 Package and Deployment Wizard

    It's not really a matter of agree or disagree. I'm telling him what my actual experience was replicating functionality and programs to VB.Net from VB6. I've re-written a lot of my VB6 stuff in VB.Net...
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    VS 2022 Re: Prevent Duplicates in Array

    Fair enough.
  4. Thread: Foreign Aid???

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    Re: Foreign Aid???

    A little pre-warning. Please don't take what I'm about to say as an attack on you.

    This is exactly why I'm critical of mainstream media. It keeps so many people asleep, numb and ignorant about how...
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    Re: VB6 Package and Deployment Wizard

    I just want to touch on this. Your first instinct might be to do a line-by-line translation of the source code. I don't know if this is what you're doing but if so, do not do this. I've migrated...
  6. Thread: FYI: Adios

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    Re: FYI: Adios

    I doubt he still comes here. The last time he touched these forums was in September 8th, 2021. Keep your fingers crossed though.
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    VS 2022 Re: Prevent Duplicates in Array

    This is definitely the right idea but that algorithm has a slight problem. OP implies that he wants to have an array of a specific size, 6 items in his case. Depending on how the random numbers are...
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    Re: Return Offsets of Hex String in file

    You could write something like this:-


    Private Function FindOffsets(ByVal filePath As String, ByVal findHex As String) As Long()

    Dim bytes = (From i In Enumerable.Range(0,...
  9. Thread: Monitor Numbering

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    Re: Monitor Numbering

    EnumDisplayMonitors and the Windows Display Settings are only loosely related. The Windows Display Settings could be calling EnumDisplayMonitors, however it can then choose to number the information...
  10. Re: Fast way to determine if an obj exists in a List(Of ExpandoObject) based on 2 pro

    This is precisely why data structures like hash tables were invented:-


    Public Class Form1
    Private Sub Form1_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
    Dim find_x As...
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    Re: Problem with Asc()

    I'm going to give you the best piece of advice you've ever gotten, please for the love of God and everything sacred in this life stop using ASCII. ASCII is a dinosaur that the world has forgotten...
  12. Thread: TwinBasic

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    Re: TwinBasic

    This is exactly why I stopped installing anti-Virus software on my PC years ago. It's Windows Defender and no more.
  13. Re: [RESOLVED] Simulate C# "private static" in VB6 (Organization of VB6 Sourc

    With regards to this particular topic, VB6 and C# are actually almost the same. VB6 having a global namespace is really just an illusion created by the compiler fully qualifying module function calls...
  14. Re: Simulate C# "private static" in VB6 (Organization of VB6 Source Code)

    Static members are naturally the next stage in the evolution of a system like VB6 modules. It combines the features of modules and classes into a single system. A VB6 module can be thought of as a...
  15. Thread: Musk buys Twitter

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    Re: Musk buys Twitter

    I get what you're saying but what I'm getting at is that reading his manifesto, you never once get the impression that something is wrong with him mentally.

    Let me put it in programming terms....
  16. Thread: Musk buys Twitter

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    Re: Musk buys Twitter

    I just wanted to make it clear that Tucker Carlson's talking points only scratch the surface of the much larger body of work wherein these ideas can be found and that people should really be paying...
  17. Thread: Musk buys Twitter

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    Re: Musk buys Twitter

    And by the way, while yes his ideas were insane, the kid was actually very intelligent and of sound mind. It was clear from reading his manifesto that he was wasn't mentally deficient. My impression...
  18. Thread: Musk buys Twitter

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    Re: Musk buys Twitter

    Oh I'm not saying that you're wrong perse. I mean yea, if Tucker Carlson was talking about the same stuff, it makes sense that Fox News would now try to distance themselves from the theory. I mean...
  19. Thread: Musk buys Twitter

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    Re: Musk buys Twitter

    Even that idea is crazy as hell. The media isn't responsible for this at all. It is society's tolerance of people like David Duke that led to this. He and his followers come up with insane ideas to...
  20. Thread: Musk buys Twitter

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    Re: Musk buys Twitter

    Why is Fox News being mentioned? The Buffalo Shooter's motivations have nothing to do with what Fox News talks about. There is some overlap, this is true but trust and believe, nothing you find on...
  21. Thread: Musk buys Twitter

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    Re: Musk buys Twitter

    This replacement theory stuff is lifted entirely from David Duke Neo-Nazi ideology and it's nothing new. You could have found this replacement theory idea being discussed in great detail by many...
  22. Thread: Musk buys Twitter

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    Re: Musk buys Twitter

    Timcast has an interesting theory:-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GhQfj75vsE
  23. Re: Can't get WORD CHECK SPELLING window to be ON TOP always

    You do realize that this thread is 13 years old?
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    Re: Gen X: The new punching bag?

    Meh. I really should not have gone into all that and caused all this confusion.

    My real point was actually a lot simpler. The current "TikTok" generation are the most vapid, uninteresting, useless...
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    Re: Gen X: The new punching bag?

    It's not an exact science. It's sort of like a "feel it out" kinda thing. GenX typically refer to those born in the 70s and 80s and Boomers precede that I believe. The Vietnam war, Malcolm X, Martin...
  26. Re: Simulate C# "private static" in VB6 (Organization of VB6 Source Code)

    If this is about your transpiler and you want to transpile similar behavior to VB6 from your language. It's actually not that difficult. VB6 modules provide most of what you need already. Lets go...
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    Re: Gen X: The new punching bag?

    Actually according to Wikipedia, I'm Gen X, not a Boomer.
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    Re: Gen X: The new punching bag?

    I wasn't aware baby boomers were a target of criticism and mockery. Aside from state enforced racism in places like the US, they got a lot of things right are the most admirable generation for their...
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    Re: [RESOLVED] VB.Variant vs C#.Object

    Ah. I see now. It seems that these runtime functions are specifically optimized to be embedded by the compiler. I could not help but notice this:-


    ; Print Int(n)

    fld dword ptr [n]
    ...
  30. Thread: Stuff to watch

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    Re: Stuff to watch

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  31. Thread: Musk buys Twitter

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    Re: Musk buys Twitter

    True. However, a lot of interesting things come out of these debates. For example, I learned a whole lot of stuff from VB6 vs VB.Net debates. No one ever changed their minds but I did gain a lot of...
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    Re: [RESOLVED] VB.Variant vs C#.Object

    Wow :eek: I did not know this at all.

    I can't find anything on __vbaInt through Google. What is it's signature? I'm curious about it's return type and the type of it's parameter.
  33. Thread: Musk buys Twitter

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    Re: Musk buys Twitter

    I'm willing to talk about gender politics in as much as it relates to the topic of censorship and law but if the discussion steers into any direction that invites debates about the validity of the...
  34. Thread: Musk buys Twitter

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    Re: Musk buys Twitter

    K I'm done. This is just too bizarre for me to discuss seriously.
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    Re: Musk buys Twitter

    http://libertyhangout.org/2018/05/twitter-bans-gun-rights-activist-for-12-hours-welcomes-death-threats-against-her/


    She ridiculed the idea that there are more than 2 genders by using a humorous...
  36. Thread: Musk buys Twitter

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    Re: Musk buys Twitter

    This is actually an extremely good point. I've said this to people on a number of occasions. It's funny, I remember telling a friend something to the effect that if you started a movement where the...
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    Re: [RESOLVED] VB.Variant vs C#.Object

    Int is a function. Fully qualified it's actually VBA.Int. It takes a Variant and returns a Variant. TypeName cannot distinguish between type T and a Variant of type T.
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    Re: [RESOLVED] VB.Variant vs C#.Object

    Well when you think about it, a jump is defined in terms of the program counter. A statement like jump to address 0x56fcab10 is exactly the same as saying set the program counter to 0x56fcab10.
  39. Thread: Musk buys Twitter

    by Niya
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    Re: Musk buys Twitter

    You do know you can Google this stuff right?

    https://twitter.com/kaitmarieox/status/1002374583880704003?lang=en
    ...
  40. Thread: Musk buys Twitter

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    Re: Musk buys Twitter

    That's easy. Draw the line on things that are universally agreed upon by all groups. Child molestation is an example of such a thing. No matter who you are or what your politics are, you will...
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