VB for DOS - Screen Modes

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VB for DOS - Screen Modes

Post by SlowCoder » Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:13 pm

For those of you "lucky" enough to have used VB for DOS ... Can't figure this one out. I want to display my VB forms in a screen mode other than 0. I can use the "screen 13" statement in a .BAS module to change the mode, but then the forms do not display. Any attempt to display the forms in a mode other than 0 causes an error.

How can I do this?

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Post by Nodtveidt » Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:33 am

You cannot. It's even stated in the manual that you cannot display forms in any mode other than 0. The whole purpose of VBDOS was to get programmers hooked on forms so they would leave DOS coding behind and move to Windows coding.

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Post by burger2227 » Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:19 am

I have got to agree there! M$ always reinvents the new "wheels". Same as VB and now NET. NET costs over $1K already and can be up to $10K for advanced programming packages.

M$ also likes to ignore backward compatabilities in the last 8 years and soon will try to get rid of OLD stuff to make more money.

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Post by SlowCoder » Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:12 pm

burger2227 wrote:M$ also likes to ignore backward compatabilities in the last 8 years and soon will try to get rid of OLD stuff to make more money.

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This is a no-brainer. But it looks like it's finally starting to catch up to them. Open source is catching up, and on, and organizations are beginning to see the benefits of moving from MS to Linux and C.

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