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Enhanced VB Forms (v2)

Submitted on: 1/20/2015 3:36:00 AM
By: Duncan Jones (from psc cd)  
Level: Advanced
User Rating: By 11 Users
Compatibility: VB 5.0, VB 6.0
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     2 controls that vastly extend the cababilities of Visual basic. *** VBEventWindow - provides a simple subclassing control. Events: - ActiveApplicationChanged, fired when your app gains or loses user focus - LostCapture, fired when your app gains or loses the capture - KeyPressed, fired when any of the keys are pressed - LowMemory, fired when the system is running low on memory - Move, fired when the form is moved - VerticalScroll, HorizontalScroll, fired when the form scrollbars are set - WindowsSettingsChanged, WindowsINIChanged , fired when the windows environment settings are changed - NonClientMouseMove,NonClientMouseDown,NonClientMouseUp,NonClientDblClick, fired when a mouse event occurs in the non-client part of your form - MinMaxSize, fired when the OS wants to know what size to make your form either in response to a minimise/maximise command or when the user is dragging the resize box. - MouseOverMenu, fired when the mouse is over a top level menu - WindowMessageFired fired for all the other windows messages Methods: - InvalidateRect, Sets part of the form invalid to indicate that it needs to be repainted Properties: - ClassName, returns the windows class name fo the form - DeviceContext, returns the device contect of the form (for graphical operations) - HorizontalScrollbar, VerticalScrollbar, sets or unsets scrollbars on the form - TopMost sets the form to float over the top of other forms - Transparent, makes the formclient area invisible Use: In the form load... Private Sub Form_Load() Me.VBEventWindow.ParentForm = Me.hWnd End Sub *** VBSysTrayCtl - Provides a simple control to allow your application to use the SysTray Events: - MouseMove, Fired when the mouse moves over the tray icon - MouseDown, Fired when a mouse down event occurs over the tray icon - MouseUp, Fired when a mouse up event occurs over the tray icon - MouseDblClick, Fired when the user double clicks the Tray Icon Methods: - ShowIcon, displays the icon in the system tray area - Hideicon, removes the icon from the system tray area - Refresh, updates the icon displayed in the system tray area Properties: - Tooltip, the tip that is displayed if the user hovers the mouse over your systray icon Use: In the form load.... Private Sub Form_Load() Me.VBSysTrayCtl1.Tooltip = "Merrion Computing" Me.VBSysTrayCtl1.ShowIcon End Sub Private Sub Form_QueryUnload(Cancel As Integer, UnloadMode As Integer) Me.VBSysTrayCtl1.Hideicon End Sub

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