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A simple program?

A simple program?

A simple program?

(OP)
I am a newbie as far as VB6 is concerned, and am endeavering to learn the language, to further enhance the funtionality of our SQL 7 database. I am attempting to write a (what would seem to be) simple procedure for getting the following information from a users computer:

ComputerName,Operating system,processor Speed, Total Memory, Total Hard Drive Space

And write this information to a table in SQL7. If someone could give me a general idea of how to do this, I would really appreciate it. I have no idea where to even start!

RE: A simple program?

If your problem is accessing the database, VB comes with plenty of help to do that.

If your problem is finding the conputer info, buy Dan Appleman's book "Visual Basic Programmers' Guide to the Win32 API". It is the first book every serious VB programmer should get.

RE: A simple program?

(OP)
Thank you. I will certainly look at the book you mentioned. It sounds like an extremely useful tool. This isn't one of them $100 books though, is it? I just can't see spening more than $40 on a book.

RE: A simple program?

I am just finishing off a program that gets all that hardware info. If you would like a copy of the relevant modules, let me have your eMail address.

RE: A simple program?

(OP)
That sounds GREAT! you can email me at jvogel@att.net, Thanks!

RE: A simple program?

<smile> Could you post it here as well?

Mike

RE: A simple program?

You could check out a library called time2win that may be obtained from http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Way/7409/. I Have not used it myself, but there are some network-functions + other useful things...

RE: A simple program?

Appleman's book is great. He also has a web site. It is well worth the money. Deborah Kurata (spelling???) also has some good things in her books.

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