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Multithreading in Python

Using ThreadPoolExecutor from the concurrent.futures library, we can spin threads quickly and execute tasks in parallel. Wrap your time consuming


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Online businesses operate through the internet. Beyond that, however, their business models vary. Just like physical companies, they use different

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Trapping Cancel Button

Question: In a simple loop on a form with a Cancel Button:DoHere I want to Check to see if a user pushed a cancel button(Cancel Property is set to true)(While in loop can’t get focus to Cancel Button to see if it was pushed. Setting focus to it does not

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Closing a Database

Question: I have made a program to use a database, and will makea copy of this file to a disk. The problem is that Ican’t make a copy of the file when the database file is inuse. How can I close the database file in the program? Answer: Do a

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Using Generic Objects

Question: I am using a subroutine which involves 2 list boxes in a pick box configuration. I take the literal boxname [Form.Control] and load it to a variable- BoxName. I then pass this to a module sub which processes the data. When I try to get the number of items

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Saving Window Changes When Unloading

Question: How do you save the choices when changing forms and shutting down the program. Do I have to use a module to store the changes? Answer: If you have options in a form, put the save code in the Unload event of the form. That will be executed whenever

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Checking for Existence of a File

Question: How do you check to see if the name of a file you want to RENAME a file to already exists? Answer: Here is a great example of how to determine the existence of any file: Sub Command1_Click() Dim TheFile as String Dim Results as String TheFile = “C:README.TXT”

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Using GROUP BY Clause

Question: I am writing a Lottery Simulator, I have a database which contains seven fields, each field of each record contains a number from 1 to 49. I am looking for help writing the code that will scan each record in the database and return the six numbers that show

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