December 23, 1998

DHTML Window Redraw

Question: Is there any way to control the redrawing/repainting of the open window/document? Specifically, I have to change page elements (labels, cursor style) before calling some time intensive task. I

Arrays are Cheaper and Safer than Vectors

In Java, you can use either a Vector or a one-dimensional array to store an ordered collection of objects. The difference between the two types of storage is that the

Quick Class Tests

When testing properties and methods of an object that you’re writing, you don’t have to run a test project or form to test it. Instead, open the Immediate window and

A Quicker “Next/Previous Weekday”

In the latest tips supplement [“101 Tech Tips for VB Developers,” Supplement to the February 1998 issue of VBPJ], I noticed a tip titled “Determine Next/Previous Weekday.” This code is

Make Buttons Appear

VB doesn’t display the Min and Max buttons in a form’s caption area when you specify BorderStyle Fixed Dialog. If you set the MinButton and MaxButton properties on the form

Zap Expired Docs

This VBA Microsoft Word routine purges a document when it’s opened after a predefined expiration date. I’ve only tested this macro with Word 97: Sub Purge() Dim ExpirationDate As Date