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  1. Steven McDonald

    Connecting and disconnecting [RESOLVED]

    good luck I'm just throwing ideas now and don't know how to actually code this! So good luck. Why don't you use the MSComm control to communicate with the modem? You have to install vb6 though to register the component otherwise you get a "You don't have the license to use this control"...
  2. Steven McDonald

    Message Box is Blank

    go with his advice cos it is better to use MessageBox.Show I'm just lazy and use MsgBox when testing :o
  3. Steven McDonald

    Message Box is Blank

    MsgBox(strMess)
  4. Steven McDonald

    Connecting and disconnecting [RESOLVED]

    should be. like i said, not too clued up on interfaces. good luck
  5. Steven McDonald

    Card Reader

    got a problem when writing to a COMM port. I'm using a magnetic card reader and need to write a value to the card. I'm using a class similar to the MSCommLib class, it has the same functionality. When I call MSCommLib.Output it says it worked fine but the value has not been inout onto the...
  6. Steven McDonald

    execute stored procedure PLS-00306 error

    Its always the small things that back back to haunt us ;)
  7. Steven McDonald

    Licensed Controls

    Found this snippet of code Dim mscomm1 As AxMSCommLib.AxMSComm = New AxMSCommLib.AxMSComm Dim strLicense As String = "gfjmrfkfifkmkfffrlmmgmhmnlulkmfmqkqj" Dim myType As Type = Type.GetType("AxMSCommLib") Dim f As FieldInfo = myType.GetField("licenseKey"...
  8. Steven McDonald

    Licensed Controls

    we using a licensed control for a magnetic strip cardreader and its worked great up and till yesterday. Now i get an error, "You do not have the license to use this control error". Any ideas? We can't even remember where we got this control!!!!!!!
  9. Steven McDonald

    Custom Control

    that would be much appreciated. Give me a few days and i'll send you a post
  10. Steven McDonald

    Custom Control

    [resolved] I'm going to give it a spin. Hopefully it'll be done in the next few days. thanks a lot
  11. Steven McDonald

    Custom Control

    Hey guys, Is it possible to write a custom control that has no gui? I have a really cool idea for a sub but i wanna try keep my code "secret", but at the same time distribute the sub as it will save developers time. Its probably the first great idea I've had in a while!!! Its going to...
  12. Steven McDonald

    server explorer

    to be honest I have no idea. Mine just says VS.Net 2003 but the company I'm at is a Microsoft Gold Partner so maybe its updated.....
  13. Steven McDonald

    server explorer

    I just tried quik and it worked! Are you right clicking on an existing view? Right click on the words "views" and it should bring up a dialogue! Give it a try, otherwise it might be a set of permissions in your database.
  14. Steven McDonald

    execute stored procedure PLS-00306 error

    I know NOTHING of Oracle but have you tried running the sp in Oracle with test values? Thats what I do with sql sp's to make sure there are no problems with them. Not sure bout this though: .CommandText = "sp_add_user" are you sure that line retrieves the sp from the connection? Like...
  15. Steven McDonald

    InvalidActiveXStateException

    [resolved] Great stuff. Thanks a million. been looking for examples for about 4-5 hours now! It works.
  16. Steven McDonald

    InvalidActiveXStateException

    I'm getting an InvalidActiveXStateException. This is the code I used. Apparently this error is thrown when the variable MSComm2 isn't instantiated properly or initialized properly. Any Help would be gr8 :confused: Dim MSComm2 As New AxMSCommLib.AxMSComm If iPortNumber <> 0 Then...
  17. Steven McDonald

    Connecting and disconnecting [RESOLVED]

    Not clued up on interfaces but doesn't your class have to implementthe interface or is that only in C#?
  18. Steven McDonald

    Hiding a textbox

    Sounds good to me. We'll see bout performance but I'm more worried bout a possible security loop-hole.
  19. Steven McDonald

    NullReference error

    I am getting a NullReference error when trying use a Magnetic strip scanner. Where I declared the variable, i declared "as new" but to no avail :mad: Any help would be appreciated
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