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Use .NET functionality from VB6

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Submitted on: 2/13/2015 4:48:00 AM
By: Mike Douglas (from psc cd)  
Level: Intermediate
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Compatibility: VB 6.0
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     Use .NET functionality from VB6

 
				This is a link to the MSDN site with a very interesting article on how to call .NET functionality from within VB6.
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http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbrun/vbfusion/usingnet/default.aspx.
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Kinda weird...one of the nice things about VB6 is no dependancy on .NET library/download, but if thats not an issue for you, then check it out and let me know what you think..
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The .NET Framework Class Library provides extensive functionality for the following areas:.
New data types, such as GUID for working with Global Unique Identifiers, and TimeSpan – for working with a relative times (5 minutes instead of 12:05 AM 1/1/2005).
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Environment information – OS version, environment variables, command line arguments, machine name, user name, user domain, special folder paths, logical drives..
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Functionality for creating console (command line) applications.
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Functionality for writing Windows services Registry access.
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Power events.
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Database access.
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Numerous types of collections, including sorted lists, dictionaries, and queues..
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Configuration file management.
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Operating system interaction – processes, event logs, performance counters, services, tracing and debugging.
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Active Directory access.
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Advanced graphics capabilities – drawing, gradients, images, printing.
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Access to COM+ services such as distributed transactions

File system interaction and IO

Windows Management Interface access

Access to message queuing

Low level network access – DNS lookups, IP Addresses, sockets, HTTP communication Interoperability with non .NET code (known as unmanaged code)

Reflection – allows late binding, and inspection of types at runtime

Remote object access – creating instances of remote classes and calling their methods.

Serialization – the ability to easily import/export the data of a class as XML.

Cryptography – hashing, symmetric and asymmetric encryption, X509 certificates.

Text formats – Conversions for ASCII, UTF-7, UTF-8, Unicode.

Regular Expressions – The ability to insure that a string conforms to a certain pattern (the string looks like a phone number, IP address, e-mail address, etc.) The ability to extract sub-strings from a string (for example, extract all the HTML tags).

Threading - The ability to have an application do work in the background.

Web Services

XML support – superior functionality compared to MSXML.


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