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More articles by Eric Smith

Author Bio
Eric Smith has been a senior consultant with Andersen Consulting, specializing in client/server development using Oracle and Visual Basic, and was senior content developer (Visual Basic) at inquiry.com before it was purchased by Fawcette Technical Publications. He joined the Information Strategies team in September 1997 and is now an independent consultant. He has written or contributed to "Visual Basic 6 Bible" (IDG Books Worldwide, 1998), "Using Visual Basic 6" (Que), and "Inside VBScript with ActiveX" (New Riders Press, 1997). He is certified in Visual Basic 5.0 and Windows Architecture (1 and 2). Reach him here.
For Get Help | August 1, 2000
Part 4 of a four-part series on building a text editor in VB. Discusses the Find, Find Again, Cut, Copy, and Paste functions.
For Get Help | June 1, 2000
Part 3 of a four-part series on building a text editor in VB. Discusses the ability to pick a file from the most-recently-used list (MRU) and automatically open it.
For Get Help | May 1, 2000
Part 2 of a four-part series on building a text editor in Visual Basic. In this part, we complete the File menu with the New and Open choices, as well as a most-recently-used file list to provide quick access to those files.
For Get Help | April 1, 2000
Part 1 of a four-part series on building a text editor in Visual Basic. Discusses how to use the Common Dialog control as part of a text editor application.
For DevX | March 1, 2000
Unfortunately, there isn't a fully automatic way to resize the controls that are built into Visual Basic. However, this 10-Minute Solution will give you some tips on how to handle this with just a little bit of code.
For Get Help | February 1, 2000
This 10-Minute Solution teaches you how to validate and format a phone number.
For Get Help | January 1, 2000
This 10-Minute Solution is an explanation of basic recursion techniques in Visual Basic.
For Get Help | December 1, 1999
Even with a GUI available to you, there are some cases in which you need to build a VB application that doesn't have a front-end. In these cases, one of the easiest ways to control the function of the application is through command line arguments.
For Get Help | November 1, 1999
Choose from one of four different methods for sharing data in a Visual Basic application.
For Get Help | July 1, 1999
This article will show you how to build a network service object that knows how to get network user name, connect a network drive, and disconnect a network drive.
For Get Help | July 1, 1998
With the release of Visual Basic Scripting Edition, version 2.0, Microsoft introduced the FileSystemObject. This object, and other objects in this group, encapsulate all the file operations that previously have been difficult or impossible to implement.
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