Visual Basic Resources on the Internet
There are several places on the internet where a developer can find free Visial Basic Technical support and which I have generally found to be more useful than telephone support provided by Microsoft. These places include mailing lists, newsgroups and websites. I have listed some of them here along with the pros and cons of using them.
Visual Basic Mailing Lists:
How to subscribe: To subscribe to this list send email to email@example.com. The message body of the email should be SUBSCRIBE VISBAS-L. The subject of the email doesn't matter.
This list generates about 50+ messages a day so if you subscribe to it you may want to have email from that list automatically directed into a separate folder. If your email program isn't able to filter these messages into a separate folder you may be better of using a newsgroup.
There is also a separate mailing list that cover the Visual Basic/Access topic. You can subcribe to that list by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org with message SUBSCRIBE VBDATA-L.
microsoft.public.vb.3rdparty, microsoft.public.vb.addins, microsoft.public.vb.bugs, microsoft.public.vb.controls, microsoft.public.vb.controls.creation, microsoft.public.vb.controls.databound, microsoft.public.vb.controls.internet, microsoft.public.vb.crystal, microsoft.public.vb.database, microsoft.public.vb.database.dao, microsoft.public.vb.database.odbc, microsoft.public.vb.database.rdo, microsoft.public.vb.dosmicrosoft.public.vb.enterprise, microsoft.public.vb.installation, microsoft.public.vb.ole, microsoft.public.vb.ole.automation, microsoft.public.vb.ole.cdk, microsoft.public.vb.ole.servers, microsoft.public.vb.setupwiz, microsoft.public.vb.syntax, microsoft.public.vb.winapi, microsoft.public.vb.winapi.graphics, microsoft.public.vb.winapi.networks
comp.lang.basic.visual.3rdparty, comp.lang.basic.visual.announce, comp.lang.basic.visual.database, comp.lang.basic.visual.misc
DejaNews. is a handy tool which can be used to search the newsgroups.
Microsoft Visual Basic Technical Support provides links to Visual Basic update files, bugs lists, fixed bug lists, frequently asked questions, a knowledge base and more.
SC4VB freeware a VB4 32 add-in that includes a resource editor, object and project repositorys and much more.
The VB4 Resource Center specifies downloads for several VB4 controls, add-ins, and tools.
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