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Microsoft Visual Basic Samples/Downloads

A searchable index of downloadable Visual Basic samples from Microsoft

Now, there are a *lot* of links on this list - but this is *not* the only thing on this site - in fact, it's the least of the content. Be sure to check out my Visual Basic Samples, Visual Basic Links (the *long* list), and Active Server Pages Links.

And if that's not enough, there's also a rather large collection of other resources here.

     
 Title   Date   Author   Host 

Microsoft.com

by Microsoft

September 4, 2003

It is not possible to directly call a C function in a DLL if that function uses the _cdecl calling convention. This is because Visual Basic uses the _stdcall calling convention for calling functions. This is a problem because if _cdec

Microsoft.com

by Microsoft

September 4, 2003

The Pinnacle-BPS Graph control shipping with Visual Basic gives users the ability to create pie charts. The Pinnacle-BPS is a relatively large control and uses a large amount of disk space on distribution disks. Therefore, the custom eff...

Microsoft.com

by Microsoft

September 4, 2003

This article describes how to use the Toolbar control in the 32-bit version of Visual Basic 4.0 to allow programmers to add buttons to the Toolbar but not ComboBoxes. If you create a ComboBox at design time and place it on top of the Too...

Microsoft.com

by Microsoft

September 4, 2003

This article describes how to use the Visual Basic function called KILL to enable a user to delete a file from disk. Under Windows 95 or Windows 98, there is an additional feature of deleting files into the Recycle bin, giving a user the...

Microsoft.com

by Microsoft

September 4, 2003

A window can be moved by clicking the Title bar and then dragging the window to the required position. This technique will not work if the window doesn't have a Title bar. Using the SendMessage API, you can achieve this effect by draggin...

Microsoft.com

by Microsoft

September 4, 2003

Using the Win32 API, it is possible to bring up a predefined Windows Dialog box for connecting to a network printer. The ConnectToPrinterDlg Win32 API works under Windows NT. However, it is not accessible by Visual Basic programs running...

Microsoft.com

by Microsoft

September 4, 2003

The Win32 SetSystemTime API function offers the functionality to change the system time on the local machine. The change will take place immediately without the need for a reboot. This article illustrates how to create a sample project t...

Microsoft.com

by Microsoft

September 4, 2003

Because RDO exposes the hEnv, hDbc, and hStmt properties of the ODBC API to the programmer, you are able to utilize ODBC API calls in conjunction with RDO. This can be helpful if RDO does not implement a feature of the ODBC API that you...

Microsoft.com

by Microsoft

September 4, 2003

Although the printer object under Visual Basic 4.0 has been greatly improved, there may still be times when it is desirable to use the Win 32 API to send information directly to the printer. Below is a code sample showing how to achieve...

Microsoft.com

by Microsoft

September 4, 2003

This article describes how to get more information on the ODBC Call Failed error. When errors occur using ODBC databases, Visual Basic will provide an "ODBC Call Failed" error message. This generic error message provides no specific deta...

     
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