February 27, 1997

POP3 E-mail notifier using Winsock

Question: What parameters I need to query a finger server to check if new POP3 e-mail has arrived ?Finger is commonly used for getting connected users information (sending a blank

Grouping Multiple Commits

Question: I’ve heard about a configuration keyword for SQLBase that groups multiple COMMITs together. Does this keyword exist, and under whatconditions would it be useful? Answer: Yes. The keyword “groupcommit”

Result Sets Are Not Active Error

Question: My SQLWindows app, which has been deployed for several months now, has started giving error 163 (“Result sets are not active”) messages. Is this caused by a bug somewhere


Question: Is it possible for a class to inherit from another class? Answer: Unfortunately, VB does not currently support class inheritance. However, using a tool like ClassAction from Crescent or

VBScript Date and Time Functions

Question: I have a question and answer intranet site that I need to have the system input the current date and time for each question generated. This data needs to

Interfacing with Excel

Question: From VB4.0 32 bit, I would like to be able to open excel 7.0, start a new spreadsheet, give it a name, put info in the spreadsheet, save the

OLE installation files for VB

Question: I have VB 4.0 and VFP 5.0 along with OFFICE 95 installed on a desktop win95 pentium and my 486 win95 notebook. I create a simple VB form on

Informix NULLs and Empty Strings

Question: I am having trouble with my SQLWindows code translating Informix nulls and empty strings ( ” ) as the same value ( ” ).When I select a null value

Duplicate Win 95 Sorting

Question: In Windows 95, all data represented in a tabular or table format can be sorted by clicking on the column heading. If you click once, it is in ascending