Recent content by Mike_etc

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    jmcilhinney, Thank you for your explanation of the difference between the Shown event and VisibleChanged and/or Activated events. I have used the latter in some VB6 programs but up until now was not familiar with how the Shown event behaves. I do not have a problem with my form showing an...
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    Sleepings, Sorry I left off the "s" in your user name.
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    Sleeping, I am curious and willing to learn. This is the first I have heard of any objection to using the form load event. The problem raised in my initial post may very well be an example that proves your point. Can you expand a bit on how you see the form load event being used. In many of...
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    I made a few changes while moving my RetrieveFile routine out of the main form load event so I wanted to make sure it still failed when called from within the form load before I responded. It still fails. Finding out why it failed is more of a curiosity now than a necessity since the call...
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    Quick follow-up. Once the main form is loaded and I use File|Open menu command to run my file selection and test codes, MsgBox fires as expected. Apparently VB.Net doesn't like modal forms displayed during a form load event.
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    Thank you for your comments. As I said I am new to VB.Net. I am working on my first project and I thought it would be easier to take a program that I successfully wrote in VB6 and attempt to re-write it in VB.Net. I am in the early stages of that re-write. My VB6 code loaded a database into a...
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    I have been writing code in VB for 30+ years up thru VB6. I had not moved to VB.Net as I was close to retirement. I've been retired for more than 10 years now. For the fun of it I decided to improve myself by trying to move to VB.Net. Although I am comfortable with VB I am very much a newbe...
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