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    Quote Originally Posted by SIX
    I am hooked on the learning. I know php quite well and i have done some scirpting for mirc. Not sure if that will help at all. I just need someplace to go to get me going. I doubt playing with a program like vb6 teach me what i need to know. Please be a guide in the right direction. Is VB6 the name of the program? or is it Visual Studio 6? And any website you can think of or books that oyu knwo fo that are good for me to start with. SOmthgin with some sample starting code or somthing?
    VS6, but I do believe VB6 comes standalone as well.
    I don't have time right now to dig up my links, but I will
    sometime today.

    BTW, don't just limit yourself to one language because someone
    says it's the best, do some research and decide what you want
    to do. VB6 is an excellent starting language, but the main thing
    you want to learn is concepts, after you learn concepts, you can
    pretty much write in any language providing you learn the syntax
    and language conventions.

    If you are interested, the next language I will be learning is C#.

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    I will keep looking in this thread for your reply with some links. Thankyou very much. Hope to hear from you soon..

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    SIX,

    Learning by doing is the only way! Thats how I started, never had any classes on programming just picked it up as I went along.
    One thing you will need first is a copy of VB6 as this will allow you to start making things happen yourself rather than just reading things. This is definately the best way to learn.
    I believe that you can get a standard or student version of VB6 which will get you started although this can be quite limited as there is no data access components and the most basic version does not even let you compile your source only test it within VB6! If you are looking at a serious bit of coding such as a carputer system then you will definately need the professional or enterprise version.
    PM me if you want some resource links, I have a shed load filed away somewhere

    Good luck!

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    Wierd, I was just thinking of getting into VB6 as well. Had some classes years ago, C+ and Visual Basic 2.0. I'm getting Visual Studio 6 tomorrow.
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    I started learning on QuickBasic in 6th grade and that taught me basic loops and planning the flow of the program. I then hopped into VB6 in 10th grade and start doing some decent coding. If you haven't started learning at all, I'd probably suggest starting with VB .NET. You could probably pick up a couple of books, there isn't as much online as there is with VB6 since it is newer but once you know VB .NET it will be much easier to go to the other languages in the Visual Studio .NET suite. That's just my two cents though. Biggest thing I can tell you is to keep up with it.

    It's probably been mentioned before, but what is Frodoplayer written in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sssssss27
    It's probably been mentioned before, but what is Frodoplayer written in?
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    Ok, that's what I thought. Mind me asking why you chose VB6 as opposed to VB .NET?

    I was thinking about writing a small application that would be 320 x 240 resolution so I could remote connect using my PocketPC and use my PocketPC as a remote control of sorts. I figure I can use that instead of a dedicated LCD to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sssssss27
    Ok, that's what I thought. Mind me asking why you chose VB6 as opposed to VB .NET?

    I was thinking about writing a small application that would be 320 x 240 resolution so I could remote connect using my PocketPC and use my PocketPC as a remote control of sorts. I figure I can use that instead of a dedicated LCD to begin with.
    Because I do not know VB.net, among other reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frodobaggins
    Because I do not know VB.net, among other reasons.

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    I guess that is a pretty good reason.

    When I finally get my LCD I'll probably use your player to begin with. Have you ever tried using Flash in your VB programs? I know I read someone else mention using that for the skins, but I haven't seen a program actually implement it. I was thinking about trying that just because I want to learn Flash and VB .NET so I figure why not combine them. I have done a little bit and it's mainly just passing info between Flash and VB, doesn't seem to be that hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sssssss27
    I guess that is a pretty good reason.

    When I finally get my LCD I'll probably use your player to begin with. Have you ever tried using Flash in your VB programs? I know I read someone else mention using that for the skins, but I haven't seen a program actually implement it. I was thinking about trying that just because I want to learn Flash and VB .NET so I figure why not combine them. I have done a little bit and it's mainly just passing info between Flash and VB, doesn't seem to be that hard.
    Using Flash in VB6 and VB.NET is easy. You simple send FSCommands to and from the flash app. Granted your FSCommand Event is going to be a huge Select Case or If statements but it works very well.. The front end for the software I am writing uses flash.

    If you want to learn VB6 (Visual Basic 6) I suggest going to www.planetsourcecode.com and searching for the app you want to write and see how other programmers do it then modify it as you need. Also goto www.visualbasicforums.com , read up and ask questions. I suggest using the search feature there. Anything you need to know someone has more then likely asked.

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