To use these files, you must have VB6 installed. Any OCX's that you need are NOT included in
the ZIP file.
There are NO install packages for these programs - they are provided as "how to" examples for those interested in VB6.
|ShowFont displays a list of the fonts installed on the PC and will display the font name you select in its own font in sizes from 6 to 36 points, with the option of bold and/or italic. You can also type in your own text to see how it will look in that font. It's a demo of some of the ways you can format a text box. Additions such as setting the text and background colors are left as an exercise for the reader.|
Do you understand the difference between "Dim X, Y as Double" and
"Dim X as Double, Y as Double"?
X will work as a Double in either case, but the second case is faster because
X is actually a Double, instead of a Variant that must be converted to
a Double each time it is referenced.
VarDemo shows how to use VarType(x) to determine the type of data contained in Variant x.
|Battery Status uses the SysInfo control to show the power status of a laptop: AC power on/off, battery % charge, remaining battery time (if available). It's based on a Visual Basic Tip of the Week but with a different presentation. It's a "run me for info" program, not a continuous monitor. Continuous monitoring could be added using a timer to refresh the info every minute or so. The % charge and time remaining could be displayed with progress bar style graphics. Enhancements are left as an exercise for the reader ;-)|
OSVersion uses the SysInfo control to gather
the Operating System name and version, and various information about the PC's
drives: type, volume name, serial number, format, total space, and free space.
The display is very basic - it's not a finished utility, just an example of
using the SysInfo control to retrieve system data.
Updated: 31 August 2002
|Want to access MySQL from Visual Basic? See the MySQL page for a simple project, with Word and Powerpoint documentation and a zipped file with all the source code.|
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