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Visual Basic (Microsoft) Versions 5/6 FAQ Index

FAQ Index

About this forum

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
How to get the best answers  faq222-2244 johnwm 29 Oct 05 7.5 / 312
 

Access Version or Conversion

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Check to see if Database is online   faq222-6161 dglienna 4 Jan 06 --
Create Acess Database, Tables and Fields through VB   faq222-1422 s2001 3 Jan 02 6.3 / 22
Delete all records in a table quickly.   faq222-4823 Michael42 7 Feb 04 --
Dynamically Create Controls   faq222-1750 CasperTFG 8 Apr 02 7.8 / 5
Err 3706 - Provider not found, may not be installed properly.   faq222-977 MikeCox 8 Aug 01 7.3 / 4
How do I create an Autorun.inf file for my program CD   faq222-1718 DougP 2 Apr 02 7.0 / 8
How to make a non transparent control transparent   faq222-1019 MrMoocow 21 Aug 01 7.7 / 6
How to put and access different types of data easily in an array?   faq222-623 vincentmairiaux 5 Apr 01 8.0 / 5
Is there an overview of Access 2000 conversion issues?  faq222-49 elizabeth 1 Jun 00 1.8 / 10
Sub routine to create test records.   faq222-4822 Michael42 7 Feb 04 --
VB Access Programming Simplified   faq222-1527 JohnStep 1 Feb 02 7.9 / 42
Why am I getting a "No License" error?  faq222-51 elizabeth 1 Jun 00 4.9 / 7
Why am I getting this compile error in my DAO code?  faq222-50 elizabeth 1 Jun 00 3.5 / 4
 

ActiveX DLLs

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Tired of Error 429 - Self Register it in your app   faq222-4724 zarkon4 15 Jan 04 5.9 / 7
 

API

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
How can I lock the screen?   faq222-3169 Michael42 13 Feb 03 --
How can I turn on the windows screen saver?   faq222-3171 Michael42 13 Feb 03 --
How do you change the system menu (on the Control-Menu Box)?   faq222-3170 Michael42 13 Feb 03 --
 

Application/Utility Simulation

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Implementing a TelnetApp. using Winsock control!   faq222-875 kaleatul 28 Jun 01 5.1 / 7
 

Arrays

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Determine if a single dimensioned array is initialized  faq222-7138 SBerthold 22 Feb 09 --
 

Audio

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Playing sounds with VB using API   faq222-850 MikeBronner 22 Jun 01 7.1 / 14
 

Code Links

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Better Function to write to an ini file   faq222-968 MrMoocow 4 Aug 01 3.7 / 3
Creating a shortcut   faq222-3165 kaiana 12 Feb 03 8.5 / 8
Links to VB Code Examples and Downloads (A to E)  faq222-283 Alt255 19 Nov 00 5.2 / 41
Links to VB Code Examples and Downloads (F to I)  faq222-286 Alt255 19 Nov 00 6.7 / 6
Links to VB Code Examples and Downloads (J to R)  faq222-287 Alt255 19 Nov 00 7.1 / 8
Links to VB Code Examples and Downloads (S to Z)  faq222-288 Alt255 19 Nov 00 5.9 / 9
PING an IP address programatically from within Visual Basic.   faq222-607 jmarler 30 Mar 01 7.8 / 23
Use Contol Arrays for better option buttons   faq222-948 MrMoocow 28 Jul 01 8.0 / 4
 

Data conversion

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
How to convert Rich Text into HTML   faq222-7218 AndyGroom 3 Jul 09 --
 

Database

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Accessing Data Natively  faq222-2103 jlgdeveloper 28 May 03 8.0 / 1
ADO Basics -- Connect to Access Database   faq222-3735 billybobk 31 Jul 03 5.4 / 16
Basic Database Programming   faq222-4628 Bubbler 23 Dec 03 6.3 / 11
Connecting to SQL Server Programmatically   faq222-4845 BrianLW 17 Feb 04 7.3 / 8
Create a data-bound DataRepeater Control   faq222-743 MikeBronner 18 May 01 9.3 / 7
Create/Check various attributes in a database using DAO   faq222-885 HermanvLimbeek 4 Jul 01 9.5 / 2
Format and print a recordset   faq222-4590 Bubbler 15 Dec 03 8.0 / 1
How to connection, change, and retrieve from an Access Database using ADO (works with other ODBC supported DBs as well)  faq222-43 kb244 27 May 00 6.3 / 36
How to make/edit DSN in code (API)  faq222-273 kb244 10 Nov 00 7.0 / 9
Looping through large recordsets using ADODB.Field pointers   faq222-4789 manitoba 29 Jan 04 --
Nickel tour of ADO's different cursor types   faq222-3670 BobRodes 30 May 03 7.5 / 8
Performing hastle free database searches using ID's.  faq222-315 Snaggs 30 Nov 00 5.3 / 3
Using Parameters in ADO Stored Procedures   faq222-2067 Norris68 20 Jun 02 3.8 / 4
Using/Inspecting ADO Error information   faq222-3704 TomKane 10 Jun 03 9.5 / 2
 

DataGrid

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
How to unlock the DataGrid after dblclick showing a modal dialog   faq222-4142 Amador 10 Sep 03 --
Populate a FlexGrid or Sheridan DataGrid   faq222-4589 Bubbler 15 Dec 03 10.0 / 1
 

Dates and Time

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Change hours to time parts   faq222-6786 SBerthold 5 Dec 07 --
 

DB Grid : Row Number

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
How to get the selected row number from a DB Grid?   faq222-890 ameen 6 Jul 01 5.5 / 4
MS Flexgrid Tips and Tricks   faq222-3262 TomKane 5 Mar 03 7.7 / 40
 

E-Mail

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Bypassing Outlook Security Update/Warning   faq222-3395 krantzkid 1 Apr 03 9.1 / 7
How to send Mail From VB With or Without Using Outlook  faq222-179 Vince 10 Aug 00 7.2 / 59
 

Error Trapping

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
How can I trap errors and write them to a log file?   faq222-3172 Michael42 13 Feb 03 10.0 / 1
 

File Conversions

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Converting Your Words to PDF file format...   faq222-1228 JasonLiew 31 Oct 01 5.4 / 7
How do I place a CSV File (String's) into a two dimensional array   faq222-1004 visualJay 17 Aug 01 5.0 / 5
 

Folders and Files

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
A 'SplitPath' for VBasic, splitting file name and path.   faq222-2357 jnicks 21 Aug 02 5.0 / 2
A faster way to load a text file into an array  faq222-482 Alt255 11 Feb 01 7.2 / 18
Browse for folder   faq222-867 sunaj 27 Jun 01 5.7 / 9
Determining Whether a File Exists or Not  faq222-3657 Swi 23 Apr 08 4.6 / 5
FILE menu system (Open, Save, Save As etc.) for opening/writing textbox to a text file  faq222-3917 JESTAR 14 Apr 04 6.0 / 2
How do get a recursive list of files, and wait for a DOS prompt to finish. (This easy way)  faq222-190 Kiehlster 17 Aug 00 1.5 / 2
How do I get the DOS short path name of a file  faq222-386 swilliams 4 Jan 01 9.0 / 2
How to associate a file extension with an application   faq222-4629 Bubbler 23 Dec 03 3.5 / 2
How to find all the files and sub-folders under a folder  faq222-24 philcha 21 May 00 4.2 / 13
How To Find The Size Of A Folder and All Its SubFolders   faq222-5199 mmilan 11 Jun 04 --
How to tell if a Shelled/Executed process has ended (32bit mode)  faq222-32 kb244 25 May 00 6.9 / 8
Open A Document Using Registered Application With Minimal Code   faq222-2066 Norris68 20 Jun 02 9.6 / 10
Split Path+File Into Path or File   faq222-3420 MissyEd 9 Apr 03 --
 

Forms

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
How can I center a form?   faq222-3173 Michael42 13 Feb 03 3.0 / 1
How can I keep a form on top?   faq222-3174 Michael42 13 Feb 03 1.0 / 1
How can I resize a form at runtime?   faq222-3175 Michael42 13 Feb 03 --
What is the order of form events that are fired?   faq222-3176 Michael42 13 Feb 03 --
 

Graphical User Interface (GUI)

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
A better (and easier) way to create an Wizard based application   faq222-5119 Motor11 10 May 04 --
Disable the QueryUnload button   faq222-3193 JESTAR 17 Feb 03 1.0 / 1
Write a VB Console (the non-GUI) Application  faq222-5647 dilettante 30 Jan 05 5.5 / 2
 

Graphics

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
How do I draw a Selection Rectangle on a Picturebox?  faq222-4119 Motor11 17 Jul 05 9.7 / 3
 

Help on help

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
How to make a HTML help file and integrate it in your VB project   faq222-2088 sunaj 26 Jun 02 8.5 / 11
VB Projects & help files - get going.  faq222-1111 sunaj 26 Jun 02 7.9 / 16
 

Images, Etc.

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Creating a Rollover-Image Menu   faq222-847 MikeBronner 21 Jun 01 10.0 / 3
 

Integration With MS Excel

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
General guide to using Excel in VB   faq222-3383 ADoozer 16 Dec 03 6.2 / 19
How to insert a chart into excel from VB   faq222-1020 Phathi 21 Aug 01 8.0 / 6
 

Inter-Process Communication

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Exporting functions from C DLL   faq222-893 chiph 8 Jul 01 6.0 / 2
How do I send keystrokes to Notepad/Wordpad?   faq222-884 chaitu 4 Jul 01 8.5 / 2
What time is it on the server?   faq222-1065 chiph 2 Sep 01 5.2 / 5
 

MDAC

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
How to tell what version of MDAC you are using   faq222-3501 TomKane 25 Apr 03 9.0 / 1
 

Menus

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Adding items to a menu at run-time   faq222-3540 JESTAR 6 May 03 7.0 / 1
 

MS Word Automation

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
How do I pass data to MS word document?   faq222-3212 tty0 15 Oct 03 9.5 / 4
 

Networks

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Change your IP address without restarting   faq222-4910 BiggerBrother 5 Mar 04 8.5 / 2
Find out the IP-number of your computer using winsock   faq222-1207 Painkiller 26 Oct 01 10.0 / 3
Find out your Computername using the Windows Scripting Host   faq222-1208 Painkiller 26 Oct 01 8.0 / 4
Using UDT's with Winsock   faq222-1881 JohnStep 5 May 02 --
 

Numbers

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Random numbers   faq222-3198 JESTAR 18 Feb 03 3.0 / 3
Using the IsNumeric() function - exponent sign  faq222-5901 SDuke 9 Jun 05 9.0 / 1
 

Outlook Automation

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Getting around Outlook Security Patch   faq222-2392 DarenNM 30 Aug 02 8.2 / 5
 

Package Deployment

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Application Deployment Problem on target machine  faq222-78 Asif 14 Jun 00 5.8 / 9
How can I embed files into an EXE?   faq222-4774 msc0tt 26 Jan 04 8.0 / 2
How to add a Disclaimer/License screen to PDW   faq222-823 MattBegg 12 Jun 01 9.4 / 5
 

Persisting Data

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Saving an application's settings without using the Registry  faq222-5243 williamu 29 Jun 04 8.5 / 2
 

Ports

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
How do I read and write pins on a port?   faq222-2139 JimBrown 5 Jul 02 7.7 / 3
How do I read from or write to a serial (COM) port in my code?  faq222-5775 AdaHacker 25 Mar 05 9.0 / 2
 

Processing User Input

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
How do I make sure that only numbers are entered into a text box?  faq222-45 MikeLacey 31 May 00 8.0 / 24
How to make sure only number are entered into a text box  faq222-302 swilliams 25 Nov 00 8.1 / 8
Transferring data from one form to another  faq222-400 chiph 8 Jan 01 8.8 / 13
 

Run Time

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
How do I add/remove controls at runtime?  faq222-3906 JESTAR 14 Apr 04 10.0 / 2
 

Screen

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
How To Determine Size of Desk Top Area   faq222-3452 TomKane 15 Apr 03 --
How to maintain consistent desktop size   faq222-3453 TomKane 15 Apr 03 --
 

String Manipulation

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Characters Validation (works with any combination)   faq222-1721 Malchik 2 Apr 02 9.5 / 2
Find Sentence And Paragraph Boundaries   faq222-3421 MissyEd 9 Apr 03 --
How do I replace a character in a string?  faq222-418 swilliams 18 Jan 01 5.3 / 3
How do I use Regular Expressions for string manipulation   faq222-5786 SBendBuckeye 31 Mar 05 8.0 / 1
 

Syntax Printing

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
A good way to print out your code/syntax of project   faq222-3635 ZOR 23 May 03 5.0 / 1
 

VB Component Trick

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
How to make a hyperlink using a Rich Text Box  faq222-4936 Scoty 15 Mar 04 8.0 / 1
My common dialog does not refresh its view on new folder creation or file deletion. Why?   faq222-5383 Cubitus 13 Aug 04 --
 

VB Programming Concepts

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
"Out Of Memory" Error 7 With Memory Free   faq222-3084 jjwild 22 May 03 7.9 / 7
Error Handling   faq222-1694 CasperTFG 26 Mar 02 8.6 / 28
Error Handling Example   faq222-4063 jlgdeveloper 24 Aug 03 5.0 / 2
How do I expose events of a DataRepeater control's repeated control to its client form?  faq222-3666 BobRodes 16 Jul 07 8.0 / 1
How To Determine any Holiday   faq222-5185 ArtieChoke 6 Jun 04 10.0 / 1
How To Start With The Code Window Maximized  faq222-5473 CassandraR 8 Dec 04 2.0 / 1
Read from Outlook Address Book   faq222-3117 wizpooter 4 Feb 03 8.0 / 1
Schedule Time/Date - Check Valid Time/Date   faq222-3143 wizpooter 8 Feb 03 1.0 / 1
Tutorial - Gregorian Calendar: Complete Guide To Leap Years  faq222-6901 Unscruffed 16 Nov 11 10.0 / 2
Using Data Control at Form_Load()   faq222-2245 phinoppix 29 Jul 02 4.3 / 3
Why not to use the "Dim myObj as New Object" construct  faq222-6008 BobRodes 6 Aug 06 8.0 / 5
 

VB6 IDE

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Keyboard Shortcuts  faq222-6880 HarleyQuinn 22 Feb 08 --
 

Visual Basic Decompiler

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Can you decompile a VB .exe?   faq222-939 DariceLR 25 Jul 01 4.3 / 15
 

What VB shoud be able to do!

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
A better way to print a form.   faq222-4821 Michael42 7 Feb 04 6.0 / 2
ComboBox Style=2 shows title once.....   faq222-2101 unborn 29 Jun 02 7.0 / 1
Execute line of code from string variable or text box! This works !!!  faq222-492 MickeD 21 Nov 03 5.9 / 7
How do I make a list box with different colors for each item [ PART 1]  faq222-294 DarkMercenary44 21 Nov 00 2.0 / 1
How do I make a list box with different colors for each item [ PART 2]  faq222-295 DarkMercenary44 21 Nov 00 9.5 / 2
IsNothing Function since I frequently forget it is not part of VB IsSomething functions   faq222-4469 SBendBuckeye 21 Nov 03 --
Print Select Dialog Form -- Part 2   faq222-3604 CassandraR 9 Oct 03 3.0 / 1
Printer Dialog Form - Part 2C   faq222-4285 CassandraR 9 Oct 03 10.0 / 1
Printer Dialog Form -- Part 3B   faq222-4286 CassandraR 9 Oct 03 1.0 / 1
Printer Select Dialog Form - Part 1   faq222-3603 CassandraR 9 Oct 03 6.3 / 4
Printer Select Dialog Form -- Part 2B   faq222-3614 CassandraR 9 Oct 03 --
Printer Select Dialog Form -- Part 3A   faq222-3605 CassandraR 9 Oct 03 10.0 / 1
Printer Select Dialog Form -- Part 4   faq222-4287 CassandraR 9 Oct 03 5.5 / 2
 

Windows API

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Can I trap(hook) Ctrl-Alt-Del using VB?   faq222-3809 vanvb 30 Jun 03 7.0 / 1
Changing Window States   faq222-1435 SUNRlSE 9 Jan 02 10.0 / 2
Creating run-time resizable objects and screen splitter.   faq222-5706 TheVampire 22 Feb 05 --
Display all Time Zones   faq222-6781 SBerthold 27 Nov 07 --
EASY Method: write/read values to .ini file   faq222-3955 billybobk 30 Jul 03 10.0 / 3
Filter System keystrokes on NT/2000  faq222-585 chiph 30 Jul 05 5.7 / 7
Get Operating System Version   faq222-4599 LPlates 17 Dec 03 8.0 / 2
Get User Name & Computer Name  faq222-429 dsi 8 Jul 03 8.9 / 32
How Do I List All of the Users in an NT User Group  faq222-31 MikeLacey 25 May 00 7.8 / 5
How do I run and control a DOS console?  faq222-104 MikeLacey 2 Jul 00 6.5 / 4
How do I use INI files   faq222-1198 WilMead 24 Oct 01 6.0 / 5
How do I use the NetSessionEnum API from VB?   faq222-818 strongm 12 Jun 01 6.5 / 6
How to enable/disable a windows object(EX. Start Menu)   faq222-5126 percent 12 May 04 2.0 / 1
How to get all the System DSN and their settings from the registry  faq222-82 kb244 20 Jun 00 7.8 / 5
How To Keep Your Form/Window On Top  faq222-5125 percent 25 May 04 --
How to prevent multiple instances of a 32-bit VB application   faq222-6641 genomon 8 May 07 --
How To Read/Write to Ini files using ...PrivateProfile... API commands  faq222-39 kb244 26 May 00 3.5 / 2
List all applications / processes currently running  faq222-61 dsi 7 Jun 00 6.6 / 16
Raw Printing bypasses the driver   faq222-2138 JimBrown 5 Jul 02 10.0 / 2
Reading and Writing Registry Values  faq222-92 MikeLacey 25 Jun 00 7.6 / 19
Run an application in a different video mode...   faq222-2898 msc0tt 17 Dec 02 5.0 / 1
Run Shelled App and Wait Until Finished  faq222-428 dsi 26 Jan 01 7.4 / 23
Set API Viewer To Open the Last File Opened  faq222-5469 CassandraR 9 Oct 04 9.0 / 1
Shutdown / Reboot / Logoff Windows NT  faq222-75 dsi 13 Jun 00 7.7 / 7
VB in design environment or run-time environment   faq222-892 HermanvLimbeek 8 Jul 01 4.0 / 1
 

XML

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Using an XML startup file instead of an ini file   faq222-3454 TomKane 15 Apr 03 4.5 / 2
 

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