February 18, 1999

MTS, ASPs, and State(less) objects

Question: When implementing the Microsoft DNA model, it is suggested to create objects with methods only (no properties) to maintain true stateless objects. If an object will only live for

Parsing a comma-delimited text file

Question: Is there an easy way to load a datastore with a comma-delimited text file? Answer: Yes, just load the file into memory and do a global search and replace

Querying NT

Question: Is there a way to query NT 4.0 (programmatically or manually) to have it tell me whether it is NT workstation or NT server? Is the answer in the

Exporting dw to Excel using OLE using PB5

Question: I’m trying to export a report to Excel with OLE automation. I’m using PB 5.0.2 and Excel 97. I’ve seen countless examples on how to do this (in fact,

Adding DOS exe

Question: How do I add a DOS exe such as ping to a VB program? Answer: If starting another program is what you want, then use the Shell function. The

GetWindowsDirectory API 16 bit to 32 bit

Question: I have migrated an application from 5.0.03 to 6.5 and continue to get this error when pressing the Run button: Error – 14 – Error opening DLL library kernel.exe

Adding local groups to a NT Workstation

Question: I am trying to write an app that can add local groups to the NT security database on an NT workstation. When I use the netlocalgroupadd() function, I get

CopyFile API fails with AT command

Question: I have a program that copies a file from Network Drive W: to Local Hard Drive E: using the CopyFile API Function. From the command line, the program works

NT as Primary Domain Server

Question: I want to set up my NT Server as my primary domain server. How do I do it? Answer: Unfortunately, the only way I know to convert a current