Visual Basic

"Borrowing" Code

Steal code whenever possible. Why write the code yourself if you can source it from elsewhere? Have you checked out MSDN and all the sample code it provides for an answer? The samples in particular contain some great (and some not so great) pieces of code. Unfortunately, some programmers have never discovered the VisData sample that shipped with Visual Basic 5, let alone looked through the source code. If you have Visual Basic 5, let's see if I can tempt you to browse this valuable resource. VISDATA.BAS contains the following routines. Could they be useful?

ActionQueryType AddBrackets AddMRU
CheckTransPending ClearDataFields CloseAllRecordsets
CloseCurrentDB CompactDB CopyData
CopyStruct DisplayCurrentRecord DupeTableName
Export GetFieldType GetFieldWidth
GetINIString GetODBCConnectParts GetTableList
HideDBTools Import ListItemNames
LoadINISettings NewLocalISAM MakeTableName
MsgBar OpenLocalDB NewMDB
ObjectExists RefreshErrors OpenQuery
OpenTable SetFldProperties RefreshTables
SaveINISettings ShowError SetQDFParams
ShowDBTools StripConnect ShutDownVisData
StripBrackets StripOwner StripFileName
StripNonAscii stTrueFalse UnloadAllForms
vFieldVal

There's more! The BAS files in the SETUP1 project contain these routines-anything useful in here?

AbortAction AddActionNote AddDirSep
AddHkeyToCache AddPerAppPath AddQuotesToFN
AddURLDirSep CalcDiskSpace CalcFinalSize
CenterForm ChangeActionKey CheckDiskSpace
CheckDrive CheckOverwrite-PrivateFile CommitAction
CopyFile CopySection CountGroups
CountIcons CreateIcons CreateOSLink
CreateProgManGroup CreateProgManItem CreateShellLink
DecideIncrement-RefCount DetectFile DirExists
DisableLogging EnableLogging EtchedLine
ExeSelfRegister ExitSetup Extension
fCheckFNLength fCreateOS-ProgramGroup fCreateShellGroup
FileExists fIsDepFile fValidFilename
FValidNT-GroupName fWithinAction GetAppRemo-valCmdLine
GetDefMsgBoxButton GetDepFileVerStruct GetDiskSpaceFree
GetDrivesAllocUnit GetDriveType GetFileName
GetFileSize GetFileVersion GetFileVerStruct
GetGroup GetLicInfoFromVBL GetPathName
GetRemoteSupport-FileVerStruct GetTempFilename GetUNCShareName
GetWindowsDir GetWindowsSysDir GetWinPlatform
IncrementRefCount InitDiskInfo intGetHKEYIndex
IntGetNextFldOffset IsDisplayNameUnique IsNewerVer
IsSeparator IsUNCName IsValidDestDir
IsWin32 IsWindows95 IsWindowsNT
IsWindowsNT4-WithoutSP2 KillTempFolder LogError
LogNote LogSilentMsg LogSMSMsg
LogWarning LongPath MakeLongPath
MakePath MakePathAux MoveAppRemovalFiles
MsgError MsgFunc MsgWarning
NewAction NTWithShell PackVerInfo
ParseDateTime PerformDDE Process-CommandLine
PromptForNextDisk ReadIniFile ReadProtocols
ReadSetupFileLine ReadSetupRemoteLine RegCloseKey
RegCreateKey RegDeleteKey RegEdit
RegEnumKey RegisterApp-RemovalEXE RegisterDAO
RegisterFiles RegisterLicense RegisterLicenses
RegisterVBLFile RegOpenKey RegPathWin-CurrentVersion
RegPathWinPrograms RegQueryNumericValue RegQueryRefCount
RegQueryStringValue RegSetNumericValue RegSetStringValue
RemoteRegister RemoveShellLink ReplaceDouble-Quotes
ResolveDestDir ResolveDestDirs ResolveDir
ResolveResString RestoreProgMan SeparatePath-AndFileName
SetFormFont SetMousePtr ShowLoggingError
ShowPathDialog SrcFileMissing StartProcess
StrExtractFile-nameArg strExtractFilenameItem strGetCommon-FilesPath
StrGetDAOPath strGetDriveFromPath strGetHKEYString
StrGetPredefined-HKEYString strGetProgramsFilesPath StringFromBuffer
StripTerminator strQuoteString strRootDrive
StrUnQuoteString SyncShell TreatAsWin95
UpdateStatus WriteAccess WriteMIF

by BrainBellupdated
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