May 3, 1999

Maximum number of controls on a form

Question: VB limits the number of controls on a form to 255. How do you get around this without dynamically creating and displaying them or frames that contain them? Basically, is there a way to “break the barrier” of 255 max controls per form? Answer: Try using the Windowless controls

Saving VB 6 Files for VB 5

Question: The computer lab where I’m taking a course has Visual Basic 6.0 now. Is there some way to save a VB 6.0 project so that it will be compatible with the VB 5.0 that I have on my home computer? Answer: There are just a few differences between VB5

Unloading Application from Memory

Question: I have written an application that uses both DAO and OLE calls. This is a form-based application that sits on top of a CAD package. Sometimes when a user exits the application, the application stays resident in memory (for example, it shows up in the task manager). I am

Menu Security

Question: I am building a security program for a high school in my area. I need a way to allow the teacher to select menus in programs she does not want students to use. She needs to be able to select the menu easily; for example: The context menu in

Backward compatibility

Question: Is it possible to convert a VB 6 file to a VB 4 or 5 file? Answer: Sorry, I can’t tell you exactly how to do it. But I can tell you that VB project files such as vbp, frm, etc. are simply text files with fancy extensions. If

Accessing graphics file from VB

Question: I need to store thumbnail graphics in an Access database (as an OLE object?) and be able to display the columns including the graphic in a table or grid. Ultimately this database will be used in an Intranet site. I cannot determine how to view the graphic. The getChunk