September 17, 1998

Create a Globally Unique Identifier (GUID)

I use this routine in almost every application I develop. It’s handy whether you need a key for a collection or whether you use it in a database: Option ExplicitPrivate

Use UNC Names to Refer to Network Drives

If you write programs that access information on a network server, you never want to hard-code drive letters. Not all software vendors take advantage of the Uniform Naming Convention (UNC)

PB6 interface to VB5

Question: How can I use VB5 components from within PB6? Can VB5 deliver a DLL that we can communicate with, or are there better methods? Answer: The best method of

Rich text set default font

Question: How do I control the font size in a rich text edit? I am pulling text from a variable and applying it to a rich text edit by: rte_1.SelectTextAll()rte_1.ReplaceText

Passing arguments to an Exe

Question: I have an .exe of PB app “sales.” While I type c:sales.exe, I will also pass a parameter such as c:sales.exe auto. Now I want to access this parameter