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    Resources when running AVI's (VB6 SR6)

    I'm not sure if they have a name, so i'll wing it and see if you're still with me.....

    You know when you copy a file and the dialog box appears with a little file flinging across the screen, same sort of thing when you put things in the recycle bin?

    For a process that uploads files to a website i've been asked to add one of those Avi's to my project.

    My question is, how resource intensive is that?
    Common sense says that if MS can put them all over their operating system then it shouldn't make that much of an impact, but that isn't always the case is it <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

    Has anyone got any experience with this?

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    Re: Resources when running AVI's (VB6 SR6)

    Additional question....
    In using an Avi demo I downloaded from vbAccelerator, I've been introduced to VB resource files for storing resources. I noticed you can store strings in this file.
    Therefore, is it more resource intensive to retrieve the strings from a resource file, or store them all as constants in my app?

    Any advice on this would be much appreciated <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15>

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    Re: Resources when running AVI's (VB6 SR6)

    My experience is this.

    1. AVI files. I make a point of using things like AVIs whenever they are available and I've never noticed any great loss of performance in my applications. Saying this of course, the over use of anything is not good. In my estimation, if a user gets to see something going on then it's a benefit and if it takes 122 seconds to copy a file as opposed to 120 seconds then who cares.

    2. I use resource files a lot because I work in a multi-lingual environment. In fact, it's more complicated than that as the other language is Arabic with all its quirks. You still have to declare the variables in the program so storage allocation should not change. The only drawback is that the code to get the strings, or any other resource, from the file makes the program a little bigger and as a result a little slower but not so much as you would notice.

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    Kevin Bell

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