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Install VB6 on Windows 7

After surfing around the net, I've found very little information regarding installation of VB6 on Windows 7. Most of the information out there is for Vista, and most of it is queries for assistance.

Install VB6 on Windows 8

As most of the world knows, Microsoft has made available a consumer preview of Windows 8. While this is still considered beta software, I highly recommend you check it out. Some of us technology minded folks are charged with supporting legacy software, developed with Visual Studio 6 (particulary Visual Basic 6), and with the iminent release of Windows 8, there is some worry about whether our support tools will work with it. This tutorial will (hopefully) help you get VB6 installed on your Windows 8 system!

How VPN Creates a Secure and Private Tunnel between the Users Device and the Distant Server

VPN creates a secure and private tunnel between the user’s device and the distant server which is connected to Internet, thus securing your outgoing and incoming data from interception and snooping. The tool was majorly used by employees to access remotely their company network through a secure channel. Now, this tool can be used by anyone for securing their private network or a coffee shop connection etc.

Troubleshooting DNS with NSLookup and dig

To be proficient at troubleshooting name server problems, you'll need a special tool to make DNS queries, one that gives you complete control. We'll cover nslookup in this tutorial because it's distributed with Windows Server 2003 and with many other operating systems. We'll also cover another query tool, dig, that isn't part of Windows. It provides similar functionality and doesn't suffer from nslookup's deficiencies.

Giant Windows Registry Hacks List

Looking to change the behavior of your Windows 7 computer? Maybe you need to enable or disable some functionality, make it run faster, lock it down from prying eyes? This post contains a pile of great registry hacks.

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PLS Beta Active

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SSL Now Active

For your surfing safety assurance, SSL has now been enabled on the site.

Site contest for registered users

I've been trying think of a way to encourage participation in this site, and I think I came up with a way. A monthly contest! At the end of each month, a snapshot of the content within the site will be taken. Based on the participation in various areas of the site, points will be awarded,...

Using Bots

I checked my logs this morning, to discover a person in Italy actively scraping the content of this site.

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Smashing Magazine

Everything you ever wanted to know about online design. Tons of tools, ideas, reviews, and a very active community to go with it.

Verify that a user is a member of a specific group

The function accepts a username (eg. s009999) and a groupname (eg. ITBranch), and uses an LDAP Query to verify whether the username is a member of groupname in Active Directory.

Open Designs Templates

Open Source Web Design Templates. Used to be an active community-style site, but now it is simply a resource for templates. (forums gone)

Procedure Sort Add-in

The Procedures Sort Add-In is a great add-in for those who like well-organized code. You can use it to sort your procedures in the active CodeWindow alphabetically. It preserve all you procedure attributes, which you normally loose when you do it manually. Event-handlers and Interface-implementations will be placed at the end of your code.

Absolutely Freebies

We are currently actively adding new freebies and removing expired ones from all categories. We hope you'll find the freebies that you like! Enjoy!

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ADODC Recordset problem

I am having problems with ADODC Recordsets. I moved a VB 6 (SP6) project from XP to a Win 7 64 bit system.

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