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1/1/2008 1:06:00 AM
Visual Basic 106
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VB106 covers frames, the format menu, event timing, gotfocus, shapes, advanced msgbox techniques, common dialog control, drive, dir, and file list boxes, and more.

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Toolbox Missing Components Comment from Alex Hedley @ 6/23/2014
Do you mean the controls box on the left hand side which has the button, label etc controls that you drag onto a Form?

View (Tab)

You can add more using

Project (Tab)
Components (Ctrl+T)

This allows you to add other controls, like the Common Dialog one.
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Comment from Rafael Seneriz @ 6/13/2014
When I openProject-> Components->Controls, I don't have any controls in the screen.  What do I have to do in order for the list of contols to appears? time index 01:26
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Comment from Nicos Solomonides @ 12/5/2010
You haven't told us anything about the theory of VB6, so far!

Reply from Richard Rost:

I don't spend a lot of time on theory in this class. I prefer to focus on the specifics of how to actually DO things. What kind of theory would you like to learn? Perhaps a separate course would be warranted.
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Comment from Richard Rost @ 9/8/2008
Leroy, that would depend on how you've coded the playing of your song. If you're using, for example, Windows Media Player, you'd have to figure out how to program for the event that handles when the song is finished. It's been a LONG time since I've done any coding with WMP (I use it in my Video Player, but I wrote it about 6 years ago). I believe there's some kind of an OnFinished event that fires... you can then use that to advance your song. Is it possible? Yes. Can I explain it here in a few lines - nope. If you REALLY want to see this, let me know and I'll try to make a lesson out of it.
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Comment from leroy diaz @ 8/4/2008
is there a way to make the listbox to advance to the next item down the list, i mean if your useing a listbox to store you music in and you don't want to have to click on it to play can you make the listbox advance to the next song
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Comment from Richard Rost @ 3/13/2008
Robert, there are complete course INDEXES for a lot of of my courses on the web site already. If you go up to the MENUBAR at the top of any web page and hover your mouse over the COURSES link, you'll see it expand. Select the group (such as Microsoft) and then the specific course (such as VB). You'll see info for each course, and way over to the right side you'll see an INDEX link. Click on that. You'll find a complete topic-by-topic index of each item covered in all of the VB courses (similar indexes exist for Access and Excel, I'm working on the others). On this page you can press CTRL-F in your browser to search the index. There is also, of course, a site-wide search function on the menu as well. It's powered by Google, so if you want to remember where, for example, I talked about Update Queries, just type that into the search box.
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Comment from Robert M. Lilly @ 3/5/2008
Hi Richard:
At 77, I have a problem remembering all the various places that you set aside for your examples, instructions, etc. Would it be possible for you to place a link on the Home Page that would take one to an informational page that would list all of your courses? Then one could select the course of interest, which would take them to a page that would list all of the various options for that course. This would be  a tremendous option, one would not have to stop what they were doing, and they could go directly to the information without looking up or remembering a web site.
I truly appreciate the effort that you put in to developing your courses. I spend hours daily trying to learn from them, but at my age it is difficult to remember from day today what I learned yesterday.
Another thing I would like you to tell is that I have a real hearing problem. I have two hearing aids which I don’t wear because they pick up all the room noise. But because you speak so clearly, pronounce every word so distinctly, every syllable truly stands out. And it also helps that you speak at a frequency that is conducive to my hearing.
I know and expect, at some point in time as your business expands you will turn over the productions of your courses to someone else.   I can only hope that time doesn’t come too soon.
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Comment from Richard @ 2/1/2008
Don't panic about the shapes you see on the form. I actually recorded the NEXT lesson first, but decided to move it after this lesson in the course. We'll talk about these shapes in the next lesson!
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