May 20, 2000

ASP Pages Loading Slowly

Question: I just created some ASP pages that pull data from a Microsoft Access database. The new ASP pages load a lot slower than their old static HTML counterparts. What

Rebase compiled DLLs

Many VB developers know that they should specify a DLL Base Address value – in the Compile tab of the Project Properties dialog box – that is different from the

Add comments to End If and Loop statements

Here’s a little programming tip that will save you hours of headacheslater.Most of us already indent our Ifs, Selects, Do…Loops, etc., and that is good. But suppose you have some

A better beep

If you aren’t satisfied with the standard Beep command (who is?) you can use the Beep API function instead, that lets you control both the frequency (in Hertz) and the

REMark out a group of lines

VB5 and VB6 environments include a pair hidden commands that let you remark and unremark a group of statements. These commands are hidden in the sense that they can be

Convert a VB6 project back to VB5

If you load a VB6 project file in the VB5 environment you get a warning, even though the project is correctly loaded. The cause of the warning is a VB6

Saving and restoring all IDE settings

At times you’d like to save all the current settings of the Visual Basic environment and restore them afterwards. For example, you may want to alternate between the MDI environment

Persistent breakpoints

When you close a VB IDE session, VB saves the code but doesn’t save the current set of breakpoints. If you need (non-conditional) breakpoints to persist among sessions, don’t use