December 4, 1999

Display the dialog to configure a port

The ConfigurePort API function lets you programmatically bring up the system dialog box for configuring a COM or LPT port. The function returns a non-zero value if successful (that is,

Selecting an entire row in a ListView

The ListView control that comes with VB6 lets you select an entire row by setting its FullRowSelect property to True. If you are working with VB5 or you’re using VB6

Implement Write-Once Read-Many Properties

Creating a read-only property or a write-only property isn’t difficult, as you probably know: just omit the Property Let (or Set, if dealing with objects) or the Property Get procedure,

Show a custom caret

VB gives you no control on the size of the text caret. At times it can be necessary to change its size, however, for example when you want to signal

Change the blink rate of the caret

You can retrieve and change the blink rate of the flashing caret inside TextBox controls through a couple of simple API functions: Private Declare Function SetCaretBlinkTime Lib “user32” (ByVal wMSeconds