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Visual Basic (Microsoft) Versions 5/6 FAQ

Code Links

Links to VB Code Examples and Downloads (A to E) by Alt255
Posted: 19 Nov 00

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Links: "Accessibilty" to "Errors"

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If you have any useful links to contribute, email them to me. I will merge them with the other links and note your contributions. Comments regarding ways to organize this FAQ and make it easier to use are also appreciated.
(Note that links listed without a description consist of general "how to" discussions.)
FAQ Collaborators:
    Alt255
    (Your handle belongs here)

Web Sites Linked to This FAQ
    http://www.a1vbcode.com/
    http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/
    http://blackbeltvb.com/
    http://www.citilink.com/
    http://codeguru.earthweb.com/
    http://www.planet-source-code.com/
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/
    http://www.matthart.com/
    http://support.microsoft.com/
    http://www.vbapi.com/
    http://www.vbexplorer.com/
    http://www.vbsquare.com/
    http://www.vbworld.com/
    http://www.smithvoice.com/
    http://www.sqlexperts.com/

Contents of FAQ222-283... Links to VB Code Examples and Downloads (A to E)
    Accessibility
    Add-Ins
    API Basics
    CD-ROM
    Clipboard
    COM
    Computer
    Common Dialog
    Controls
    Control Panel
    Database
    Desktop and Start Menu
    Devices
    Display
    Encryption
    Errors
Contents of FAQ222-286... Links to VB Code Examples and Downloads (F to I)
    File System
    Fonts & Text
    Handles
    HTML
    Icons
    INI Files
    Input Devices (Keyboard/Mouse/Joystick)
    Internet
Contents of FAQ222-287... Links to VB Code Examples and Downloads (J to R)
    Math
    Memory
    Menus
    Messages
    Miscellanous API
    Miscellaneous Functions
    MS-Office
    Multimedia
    National Language Support
    Network
    Number Systems
    Objects
    OO Development
    OOP
    Passwords
    Ports
    Processes & Threads
    Printers and Printing
    Plugins
    Random numbers
    Registry
Contents of FAQ222-288... Links to VB Code Examples and Downloads (S to Z)
    Services
    Shell
    Strings
    Synchronization
    System Information
    Time
    Timers
    Tool Help
    Users and Usage
    Visual Basic IDE
    Window Classes
    Window Procedures
    Window Properties
    Windows
    Win Help


(A to E FAQ222-283) (F to I FAQ222-286) (J to R FAQ222-287) (S to Z FAQ222-288)

Accessibility
    API Calls
        GetSystemMetrics http://www.vbapi.com/ref/g/getsystemmetrics.html
        SystemParametersInfo http://www.vbapi.com/ref/s/systemparametersinfo.html
Add-Ins
    http://www.vbexplorer.com/addinmain.asp
API Basics
    http://www.vbexplorer.com/library/introapi.htm
    http://www.vbexplorer.com/wrox01.asp
    http://www.vbworld.com/api/winapi/
    Callback http://www.vbsquare.com/api/tip449.html
    Subclassing http://www.vbsquare.com/api/subcls/
Arrays
    http://www.vbexplorer.com/vararray.asp
    Pass array to and from a procedure http://www.vbexplorer.com/vb_feature/oct2000/passing_array_to_function.asp
CD-ROM
    Open & Close CD-ROM drive http://www.vb-world.net/api/tip24.html
Clipboard
    View Clipboard http://blackbeltvb.com/free/clipview.htm
COM
    http://www.vbexplorer.com/wrox/vbcomsamp.asp
Computer
    Change name
        http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip020007.html
        http://www.vb-world.net/api/tip74.html
    Change registered owner http://www.vb-world.net/api/tip85.html
    Obtain name http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip020006.html
Common Dialog
    API Calls
        ChooseColor http://www.vbapi.com/ref/c/choosecolor.html
        ChooseFont http://www.vbapi.com/ref/c/choosefont.html
        CommDlgExtendedError http://www.vbapi.com/ref/c/commdlgextendederror.html
        GetOpenFileName http://www.vbapi.com/ref/g/getopenfilename.html
        GetSaveFileName http://www.vbapi.com/ref/g/getsavefilename.html
        PrintDlg http://www.vbapi.com/ref/p/printdlg.html
    Browse folders
        http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip020003.html
        http://www.vbworld.com/api/tip505.html
    Center Common Dialog http://blackbeltvb.com/free/centrdlg.htm
    Choose color dialog
        http://www.vbworld.com/demos/choosecolor/
        http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip347.html
    Find file dialog box http://www.vbworld.com/api/tip503.html
    Find/Replace dialog http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/findrep/
    File dialog http://www.vbexplorer.com/file_dialog/file_dialog.asp
    File Properties dialog http://blackbeltvb.com/free/fileprop.htm
    Font Dialog http://blackbeltvb.com/free/choosfnt.htm
    Format floppy http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip030004.html
    Message Boxes (API Calls)
        MessageBox http://www.vbapi.com/ref/m/messagebox.html
        MessageBoxEx http://www.vbapi.com/ref/m/messageboxex.html
        MessageBoxIndirect http://www.vbapi.com/ref/m/messageboxindirect.html
    Open/Save Dialog http://www.vbworld.com/demos/opensave/
    Port settings
        http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip040002.html
        http://www.vb-world.net/api/tip124.html
    Properties dialog http://www.vb-world.net/api/tip37.html
    Run dialog box http://www.vbworld.com/api/tip496.html
    Save As Dialog http://blackbeltvb.com/free/cmdialog.htm
    System Reboot dialog http://www.vb-world.net/api/tip485.html
Controls
    ActiveX
        http://www.vbworld.com/activex/controls/
        http://www.vbsquare.com/activex/begobjects/
        http://www.vbsquare.com/activex/activexguide/
        http://www.vbsquare.com/activex/makecont1/
        ASP Components http://www.vbsquare.com/activex/aspdev/
        Alarm control http://www.vbworld.com/activex/alarm/ ;       
        COM interface http://www.vbsquare.com/activex/com/
        Hide taskbar with a control http://www.vbworld.com/activex/tip86.html
        OLE    
            API Calls    
                CoTaskMemFree http://www.vbapi.com/ref/c/cotaskmemfree.html
            Automation
                http://www.vbexplorer.com/ole1.asp
                http://www.vbsquare.com/activex/oleautomation/ ;       
    Allow end-user to move controls
        http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip445.html
        http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip266.html
    Common Controls (API Calls)
        InitCommonControlsEx http://www.vbapi.com/ref/i/initcommoncontrolsex.html
    Create at runtime
        http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip020013.html
        http://www.vbexplorer.com/vb_feature/april2000/april2000.asp
    Creating custom controls http://www.vbexplorer.com/flapflag.asp
    Command button
        Align caption http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip320.html
    Combo box
        Type-ahead http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip465.html
        Add check boxes http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip329.html
        Drop down with code http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip330.html
        Show or hide dropdown http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip263.html
    Drive, Dir & File list boxes
        Handle errors http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip461.html
        Open a file http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip460.html
    Forms
        Add "about box" to control menu http://www.vb-world.net/api/tip83.html
        Center text in title bar http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip312.html

    Closing http://blackbeltvb.com/free/closefrm.htm
    Detect if form is loaded http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip302.html
    Using "What's This?" help http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip281.html
    Form size limiter http://www.vbworld.com/demos/minmax/
    Scrolling http://www.vbworld.com/controls/tip480.html
    Resizing
        http://www.vbworld.com/controls/tip489.html
        http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip305.html
    Stick a form to another window http://blackbeltvb.com/free/sticky4.htm
    Subclassing http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip020015.html
    Tiled background http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip050005.html
    Custom tooltips http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip050007.html
    Progress bar in a status bar http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip050006.html
    Faded background http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip050004.html
    OnMoving event http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip050003.html
    Control Min and Max http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip050002.html
    Move a no-caption form http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip050001.html
    Capture desktop http://www.vbworld.com/demos/grabdemo/
    Maintaining aspect ratio http://www.vbworld.com/demos/aspect/
    "Don't show this message again!" http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip080004.html
    Grids
        http://blackbeltvb.com/free/snapgrd.htm
    Labels
        Scrolling label http://www.vbworld.com/demos/scrollingtext/
        Blinking labels http://www.vbworld.com/demos/blinklabel/

    Listbox
        Searching
            http://blackbeltvb.com/free/list2top.htm
            http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip272.html
        Select item on right-click http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip291.html
        Create horiz scrollbars
            http://blackbeltvb.com/free/listscrl.htm
            http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip323.html
            http://blackbeltvb.com/free/listscr5.htm
        Clear all items http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip324.html
        Get first visible item http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip325.html
        Multi-select Listbox http://www.vbexplorer.com/vb_feature/june2000/june2000.asp
        Reading from file http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip286.html
        Sorting numbered items http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip310.html
        Columns http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip455.html
        Drag & Drop files http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip337.html
        Dragging file or folder http://www.vbworld.com/demos/dragdrop/
    Listview
        Non-clickable headers http://blackbeltvb.com/free/flathead.htm
        Searching http://blackbeltvb.com/free/lvsearch.htm
        Sort items on the fly http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip020017.html
        Sorting numbers http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip010001.html
        Select entire row http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip299.html
        Using header track selection http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip432.html
    Miscellaneous
        Enable/disable controls in a frame http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip397.html
        Display current item as tooltip http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip396.html
        Center control on form http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip258.html
        Making a resize control http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/resize/
        React to font change events http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip454.html
        Make a control 3D http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip257.html
        Flashing background http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip260.html
        Flashing foreground http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip261.html
        Sysinfo control http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/sysinfo/
    MS FlexGrid
        Quicksort http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip120004.html
    Picture Box
        Loading Images http://blackbeltvb.com/free/multipic.htm
    Register & unregister controls http://www.vbworld.com/activex/tip50.html
    Rich Text Box
        Positioning cursor http://blackbeltvb.com/free/rtbpos.htm
        Printing http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip424.html
        Stopping word wrap http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip378.html
        Restoring focus http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip450.html
    Scrollbars
        Determine which are visible http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip422.html
    Textbox
        General
            http://www.vbworld.com/api/textboxex/
        Using "Autocomplete" http://www.vbworld.com/api/tip493.html
        Validating pasted text http://www.vbworld.com/demos/pastevalid/
        Reading from file http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip390.html
        Testing the locke property http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip321.html
        Multiline http://blackbeltvb.com/free/multilin.htm
        Duplicate typing in separate boxes http://blackbeltvb.com/free/copytype.htm
        Only allow numbers http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip309.html
        Select all text on focus http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip243.html
    Treeview
        http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip314.html
        Adding special features http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip319.html
        Changing colors http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip316.html
        Label editing http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip322.html
        Save & Load to & from a file http://www.vbworld.com/controls/tip498.html
        Drag & Drop the real selected node http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip442.html
        Find a specific node http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip437.html
        Limit text entry in item http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip430.html
        Only allow numbers in text http://www.vbsquare.com/controls/tip431.html
        Directory Treeview http://blackbeltvb.com/free/dirview.htm
    Toolbars
        http://blackbeltvb.com/free/cooltool.htm
    XML
         http://www.vbsquare.com/internet/xml/index.html
Control Panel
    Launch extensions
        http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip010002.html
        http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip010003.html
        http://www.vbexplorer.com/shellcpl.htm
Database
    http://www.vb-world.net/databases/database1/
    http://www.vb-world.net/databases/dbtutorial/
    http://www.vbsquare.com/databases/learndb/
    http://codeguru.earthweb.com/vb/Database/vbdb.shtml
    Bind complex-bound controls at runtime http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q189/6/68.asp?FR=0
    Convert table to Excel spreadsheet http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q172/0/58.asp?FR=0
    Copy a database table http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=540
    Count table rows before selecting them http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=106
    Create custom text file import routine http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q183/6/38.asp?FR=0
    Create a database user http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=601
    View database http://www.a1vbcode.com/app.asp?ID=137
    Retrieve current database path http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=472
    Export/Import/Convert any ISAM without automation http://www.smithvoice.com/vb5expt.htm
    Filling a ListBox with table names http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=1082
    Fill Combo Box with fields returned from a query http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=895
    Linking tables for multi-user database http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=546
    Optimizing database applications http://www.citilink.com/~jgarrick/vbasic/database/optimize.html
    Query the Top N or N% records http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q168/2/41.asp?FR=0
    Respond to the Auto-Commit feature in a data control http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q172/3/81.asp?FR=0
    Trap invalid ODBC logon http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q155/3/04.asp?FR=0
    Using the procedure attributes dialog box http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q161/0/94.asp?FR=0
    Using Data Environment with parameterized queries http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q193/8/66.asp?FR=0
    Closing all DB objects http://www.vbsquare.com/databases/tip382.html ;   
    Compress http://www.vbworld.com/databases/tip482.html
    Creation at runtime http://www.vb-world.net/databases/database3/
    Exporting http://www.vbworld.com/databases/tip132.html
    Speeding up http://www.vbworld.com/databases/tip57.html
    Reusable DB class http://www.vbsquare.com/databases/dbclass/
    Access
        Access the description of a table field http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=1010
        Automate a secured access database http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q192/9/19.asp?FR=0
        Bypass login prompt when opening a linked table http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q177/5/94.asp?FR=0
        Create database http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=962
        Search database http://www.matthart.com/vbhelp/vbmain.htm#DBSEARCH
        Update more than 40 fields http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q192/7/16.asp?FR=0
        Use custom profile to alter data behavior http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q173/6/46.asp?FR=0
    ADO/DAO
        http://www.vbexplorer.com/vb_feature/june2000/Database_Beginner_ADO_DAO.asp
        http://www.vbexplorer.com/wrox/sample1061.asp
    ADO    
        Copying ADO image fields http://www.vbsquare.com/databases/tip447.html
        Delete records http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip120003.html
        Load Combo box http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip120002.html
        Switch from DAO to ADO http://www.vbsquare.com/databases/begado/
        Using Date Type http://www.vbworld.com/databases/tip134.html
        Connections over the Internet http://codeguru.earthweb.com/vb/articles/2063.shtml
        Updating and retrieving SQL Server text fields http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q180/3/68.asp?FR=0
        ADO create parameter utility http://www.sqlexperts.com/utilities/ut1/ut1.asp
        GetChunk and AppendChunk http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q194/9/75.asp
        Bind DataReport to recordset at runtime http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q190/4/11.asp?FR=0
        Create HTML using ADO and MSFlexGrid http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q186/2/87.asp?FR=0
        Creating middle-tier data access components http://msdn.microsoft.com/isapi/msdnlib.idc?theURL=/library/techart/MidTier.htm
        Open recordsets asynchroniously http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q190/9/88.asp
        Open secured Access database http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q191/7/54.asp
        Using DataLink files http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q189/6/80.asp?FR=0
        Using the ADO Shape command http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q189/6/57.asp?FR=0
        Query an Access table with a space in its name http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q189/6/83.asp?FR=0
    Crystal Reports
        http://www.vbexplorer.com/vb_feature/august2000/using_crystal_reports.asp
    DAO
        http://www.vb-world.net/databases/database2/
        Search Database http://blackbeltvb.com/free/dbsearch.htm
        Load Combo box http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip120001.html
        Linking Combo Boxes http://blackbeltvb.com/free/datacomb.htm
        Multi-user custom counters http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q191/2/53.asp?FR=0
        A database code creator http://www.smithvoice.com/jet.htm
        Calling stored procedures http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q184/7/49.asp?FR=0
        Use "DSN-Less" ODBC connections http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q147/8/75.asp?FR=0
        Customize DAO registry to close an ODBC connection http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q170/5/36.asp?FR=0
    Oracle
        Accessing a database http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q167/2/25.asp?FR=0
        Pass date value to stored procedure http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q177/3/58.asp?FR=0
        Nested transactions http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q187/2/89.asp?FR=0
        Retrieve resultsets from stored procedures http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q174/6/79.asp?FR=0
        Retrieve typical resultsets from stored procedures http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q174/9/81.asp?FR=0
    RDO
        Retrieve the SQL QueryPlan http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q181/8/53.asp?FR=0
        Call SQL system server stored procedures http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q166/2/11.asp?FR=0
        Handle asynchronious processes http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q172/0/82.asp?FR=0
        Keep cursor open after transaction http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q190/1/09.asp?FR=0
        Passing text fields to a stored procedure http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q187/9/45.asp?FR=0
        Dynamic Resultset cursors http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q149/0/57.asp?FR=0
        Create and implement a user connection http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q166/2/81.asp?FR=0
        Extract multiple Resultsets from stored procedures http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q154/8/25.asp?FR=0
        Use "DSN-less" ODBC connections http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q166/3/92.asp?FR=0
        Use ODBC API SQL Tables http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q166/2/84.asp?FR=0
        Use ODBC text driver to open a delimited text http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q187/6/70.asp?FR=0
        Using SQLExecDirect function http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q154/0/46.asp?FR=0
    SQL
        http://www.vbexplorer.com/vb_feature/june2000/SQL_for_Beginners.asp
        http://www.vbworld.com/databases/sqltutorial/
        Create master/detail form http://codeguru.earthweb.com/vb/articles/2302.shtml
        Configure server security with RDO and DAO http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q183/6/21.asp?FR=0
        Create and remove a DSN http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q171/1/46.asp?FR=0
        Extract filter criteria http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=555
        Handle quotes and pipes in concatenated literals http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q178/0/70.asp?FR=0
        List stored procedures in SQL server database http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q154/7/56.asp?FR=0
        Prgrammatically create DSN for SQL Server http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q184/6/08.asp?FR=0
        Query for literal special characters in a where clause http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q147/6/87.asp?FR=0
        Using SQL Server DATEPART function to get milliseconds http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q186/2/65.asp?FR=0
    Visual Foxpro
        Open table for Read/Write http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q172/5/92.asp?FR=0
Desktop and Start Menu
    Change wallpaper
        http://www.vbworld.com/demos/wallpaper/
        http://blackbeltvb.com/free/wallpapr.htm
        Color settings http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip090003.html
    Control the speed of the start menu http://www.vb-world.net/api/tip72.html ;       
    Copy to picture box http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip090001.html
    Hide the desktop http://www.vbsquare.com/api/hideshell-demo/
    Invert the desktop http://www.vbsquare.com/api/tip462.html
    Start screensaver http://www.vb-world.net/api/tip146.html
    System Tray
        Adding program to tray
            http://blackbeltvb.com/free/systray.htm
            http://www.vb-world.net/api/tip61.html
    Task bar
        Show icon for borderless form http://blackbeltvb.com/free/taskicon.htm
        Unload application bar and desktop http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip020010.html
        Hide or show
             http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip020009.html
             http://www.vb-world.net/api/tip38.html
Devices
    API Calls
        CreateDC http://www.vbapi.com/ref/c/createdc.html
        DeleteDC http://www.vbapi.com/ref/d/deletedc.html
        DeleteObject http://www.vbapi.com/ref/d/deleteobject.html
        GetDC http://www.vbapi.com/ref/g/getdc.html
        GetStockObject http://www.vbapi.com/ref/g/getstockobject.html
        ReleaseDC http://www.vbapi.com/ref/r/releasedc.html
        SelectObject http://www.vbapi.com/ref/s/selectobject.html
Display
    Changing resolutions
        http://blackbeltvb.com/free/changrez.htm
        http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip090004.html
    Enumerate display modes http://www.vbworld.com/demos/enumdispmodes/ ;   
    Get the screen resolution http://www.vbworld.com/demos/getscreenres/
    Get the color depth http://www.vbworld.com/demos/getcolourdepth/
    Video settings http://www.andreavb.f2s.com/tip090002.html
Encryption
    http://www.vbexplorer.com/library/encrypt.htm
    http://blackbeltvb.com/free/crypt.htm
Errors
    API Calls
        Beep http://www.vbapi.com/ref/b/beep.html
        GetLastError http://www.vbapi.com/ref/g/getlasterror.html
        MessageBeep http://www.vbapi.com/ref/m/messagebeep.html
        SetLastError http://www.vbapi.com/ref/s/setlasterror.html
        SetLastErrorEx http://www.vbapi.com/ref/s/setlasterrorex.html
    Returning error levels
        http://blackbeltvb.com/free/errlevel.htm


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