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    controls table? (vb6)

    Has anyone seen, or does one even exist, stand alone table of vb controls and their properties.

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    Re: controls table? (vb6)

    Check out MSDN: Visual Basic 6 Reference, and view the Controls Reference, where you should find 2 headings, Intrinsic Controls and ActiveX Controls. Details and examples of Properties, Methods etc are provided.

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    Re: controls table? (vb6)

    thanks for the prompt response. I do know of this list, however as near as I can tell it only allows viewing one control at a time. Let me try to better explain what I am looking for. I need a table(s) to include in a database. containing control name, properties, default settings. I am basically lazy and if I can't find this data-set I will have to enter all by hand.

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    Re: controls table? (vb6)

    The following book is no longer in print, but you might find a copy at some online seller

    http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/vbcnut/noframes.html

    http://www.bookcloseouts.com seems to have copies.
    ISBN is 1565922948.

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    Re: controls table? (vb6)

    I don't know how many controls you're talking about, but you might be able to select, copy, and paste from MSDN into Excel, copy a few shared data values in the left-most columns, and then use an Access wizard to build tables from it. Not sure it's possible, but if you don't like typing it's worth a try.

    Or you could figure out the IE Document Object Model, and the tree structure of MSDN, and write code to extract the data from the pages and add it to your database. Then you can apply for a patent, sell it to Microsoft, and take 2003 off. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: controls table? (vb6)

    You would need more than a table for this, you would need a whole database! Controls don't all have the same properties, and you can't use all the properties that are exposed in all situations. And that's just the built-in controls from MS Forms, never mind the ActiveX controls. What's the purpose of this exercise?
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    Re: controls table? (vb6)

    This is for a programming documentation utility. I am looking for data to use in lookup tables. I am currently only interested in the standard controls. the table to contain for a specific control property name and default value. I do like JScher's idea though.

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    Re: controls table? (vb6)

    VBinformation.com has an Excel Workbook with all of the control information that you can download. HTH --Sam
    PS This is also part of a very good VB on-line tutorial.
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    Re: controls table? (vb6)

    Ahhh yes that will do nicely! Thank you all <img src=/S/cool.gif border=0 alt=cool width=15 height=15>

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