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Before I make an announcment, I have to make it ubundantly clear that I'm a huge fan of Microsoft Visual Basic and do not have any significant complaints on where Microsoft has travel...

VB10 vs VB6: Dynamic Arrays Usage In Structures

This is part of series of posts categorized under VB10 vs VB6. "Dynamic arrays are not allowed within structures (UDTs) " I'm kind of scratching my head by this statement as I'm n...

VB10 vs VB6: Array Lower Bounds

This is part of series of posts categorized under VB10 vs VB6. "Arrays may not have a lower bound other than zero." This, as it turns out, is absolutely true; however, with a twist. ...

VB10 vs VB6: Private Class Variables

This is part of series of posts categorized under VB10 vs VB6. "Private class variables are not private to the class instance." This is another one of those "huh?" responses.&n...

VB10 vs VB6: ByVal/ByRef within API calls.

This is part of series of posts categorized under VB10 vs VB6. "Use of ByVal/ByRef directly within API calls is not supported." Huh? Declare Function SetEnvironmentVariable Lib "ker...

VB10 vs VB6: As Any

This is part of series of posts categorized under VB10 vs VB6.  Declare Sub ExternalMethodName Lib "SomeLibrary" (ByVal someValue As Any)  When working with Windows API'...

VB10 vs VB6: VarPtr, StrPtr, ObjPtr

This is part of series of posts categorized under VB10 vs VB6. As it turns out, I still have a copy of Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Programmer's Guide.  This was an excellent resource for le...

VB10 vs VB6 (aka VFred vs Classic VB)

A couple of weeks ago there was a rumor that was flying around regarding VB6 being made open source.  This was completely untrue; however, in the aftermath, the FUD machine has kicked back int...

Why?

Why aren't there any decent audio libraries for .NET?  Don't get me wrong, it's nice that the framework supports some audio features in a very simple way if you want to just play s...

Thank you...

I'm honored to receive the Microsoft MVP award for being an "exceptional technical community leader who actively shares their high quality, real world expertise with others". Thank you to all of th...