API for beginners made easy.
Yet another submission for beginners. The API is sometimes avoided when first starting VB programming because it seems too difficult. In fact it's quite easy, just experiment. I've tried to split the code up to into various modules to make it clearer to undertand. Vb controls sometimes lack some properties we as programmers need. The API can be used to return those properties to us. In addition API gives us access to built in dialogs and other functions not otherwise available through VB. This demo covers only a few of the more common API functions, there are hundreds and hundreds of others!
Modify VB Controls: Listview Flat Column headers, Treeview no tooltips, Progress bar change back/forecolor, Textbox - lower/uppercase and numbers only, Command button - thick edge, flat, hover.
Dialogs: Open, Save, Browse for Folder, Printer, PageSetup, Color, Font, Add to Favorites, Organize Favorites, Import/Export Favorites, About.
Functions: GUID Generator, Unique Temp filename, IE Version, Keycode giver, Hard Disk info, Common Paths, Long filename, Short filename, FileExists, Binary open/save
String Parsing: Pathonly, Fileonly, ExtensionOnly, ChangeExtension, Unique filename, File size, Trim null characters.
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This is great ! thanx for all the work. Found 1 error (?) i have w98 and get IE-versionnumber returns nothing. The tru / false for IE4.0 works correct 5 Balls keep up the good work (If this comment was disrespectful, please report it.)
Good Job, thanks. The Part SpecialFolder can be realized much less extensive as you did:
'Get Special Folders (rewritten) Private Sub OptPath_Click(Index As Integer) Select Case Index Case Is < 16: txtPath.Text = SpecialFolder(Me.hwnd, _ Choose(Index + 1, 0, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 32, 33, 34)) Case 16: txtPath.Text = Winfolder 'Windows Case 17: txtPath.Text = Sysfolder 'System Case 18: txtPath.Text = GetTempPathName 'Temp End Select If OptLongName.Value = False Then txtPath.Text = GetDosPath(txtPath.Text) txtPath.SetFocus End Sub
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very good work , thank you (If this comment was disrespectful, please report it.)
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