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Old 05-25-2001, 06:07 PM
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It's been 5 months since this thread was last replied to. Since that time, we've had a number of new members appear. So I thought I'd revive this thread again....



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Old 05-25-2001, 07:01 PM
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hi everyone i just saw this post and thought that i should reply


Well....i am a 16 year old student, (purely amatuer) "VBer", at the moment, ive been trying to program a visual basic assignment for school

so far ive had the assignment up in the air for around 6 months, but most of the time i have been doing all of the planning & designing of the program

now its time to finish the code so thats why im here!



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Old 05-25-2001, 07:34 PM
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I'm an old IBM Mainframe Systems Programmer. I started in 1970. As such, my primary language was assembler.

In 1978, I developed a product called VisiFile, which sold along with VisiCalc until around 1984.

The past 11 years, I've been developing products (ProtoProducts) in basic and Visual Basic, from VB3 to 4 to 5 and now 6.

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Old 05-25-2001, 10:21 PM
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I just started programming in VB, and all I really want to do is make simple 2D games for kids in my High School, and stuff for my family. I don't know much, but I am learning quickly. I have experience in web design, and make some money off of that. But as for application development, I'm really just a newbie.

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Old 05-26-2001, 05:29 AM
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I am a vb beginer and live in sweden i am 13 and i ben programing whit vb for a couple of months i also do homepages whit javascript & HTML which i am very good at. i have made a coupel of games and a lot of programs.

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Old 05-26-2001, 09:59 AM
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I've been doing VB for just a short while, about 2 or 3 months, so of course I'm considered to be a newbie. Although, I have been into web programming (Mostly HTML and some Perl) for about 3 or 4 years. I've also tried learning other languages, such as C++, but I found myself getting obsorbed into other things, mostly school.

Anyway, I'm a newbie.

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Old 05-26-2001, 12:56 PM
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Hey All,
I'm in the US Air Force stationed in England, and play with vb as a hobby/job ops when i retire in 6 years. I'm probably by now an advanced newbie, been playing now for about a year or so. I read everything vb that I can get my hands on, so think i know alot more than I can put into practice. If you need an F-15 fixed, i'm your man, need a program call someone else
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Old 05-26-2001, 04:47 PM
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I'm 52 and went back to college in 1990 to get a degree so I could make some cash after retiring from a previous job. After taking Basic, Cobol and "C" in college, I graduated and hit the age old problem - now that you have a degree, where's your experience. I lucked out and got a job with the local school board network supporting 1000 Novell Servers and 12,000 computers with 7 others who are still my friends today). It was great experience (with kinda low pay - almost an internship in my book). I went on to a bigger job (and better pay) at a University as a Library Systems Manager - now supporting 2 NT Servers, 2 Novell Servers, 3 Linux Servers, A CD-Server and a Storage Server and a SQL Server. I self taught myself VB and have written several utilites to make my job easier since I also support about 270 computers (software and hardware) by myself.

My screensaver reboots each computer after it has been on after 6 hours (with no use). I use a program called "Ghost" which reimages the computer when it boots up. I have a TCPIP Program that allows me to send messages to each computer, reboot it and tell it to run a lockup program at closing (so everyone quits and goes home).

My greatest appreciation to others who are willing to share their code as I am willing to share mine.

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Old 05-27-2001, 12:24 AM
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Hello, I'm 19 and have been programming with Visual basics for about two years now. I'm currently in college and majoring in Computer Animation.

I'd consider myself a novice with Visual Basics. I know HTML and JavaScript well. I also know a very tiny bit of Perl and C++.

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Old 05-27-2001, 08:26 AM
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So NEWBIE is the only choice I have here.. Well if there was something like.. Sun of Newbie then DATZ ME BABY [img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] But don't worry one day I'll be a father of every newbie.!

One day I will be the one who posts the answers,today I only have questions...
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Old 05-27-2001, 10:51 PM
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Hey everybody, I'm a 20 year old programmer just starting out on hopefully a long programming career.

Started programming when I was 11, trying to copy my brothers who I though were legends because they could redefine the character set of an old Acorn computer and make games. I gave up programming when I was 11 and a half.

End of High School heard about a computer scholarship going, but you had to sit a programming test. Tried learning Pascal for it, but couldn't be bothered, so on the test day told the man running it, I'd do it in BASIC. Remembered everything from 6 years earlier and got a scholarship to a local Uni.

Dabled in C++ (yuck) and Delphi (yum), and have programmed in many languages (as you do at uni). Finished my BSC in computer science. Mid 2000 went to Nepal to help out with a school and ended up learning VB because they wanted a timetable system, and that was the only thing they had. The main problem was that they had VB6, but no MSDN library, so I learnt VB from code completetion and the object browser, still managed to produce a generic timetable program in the 2mnths I was there (would of been a hell of a lot faster if I knew what a collection was!)

Got a job doing VB only cause there is no big call for Delphi programmers where I live (Hamilton, New Zealand). I'm probably a novice/journeyman in VB. Didn't realise that API calls existed until reading this forum, I do everything through objects and controls. Big fan of OOP, love OO design hench the reason I can't wait till VB.Net comes out and sorts out half of VB's problems, including its crappy syntax.

Want to learn many more languages, and become a guru in a few, but Im just lacking in motivation to actually do anything about it.

I don't post much on this forums, but read a lot of it. Thanks heaps to all who ask and more to all who answer.

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Old 05-28-2001, 07:47 AM
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damm!! i never would of though that computer exist for that long ('70 ??), some poeple have lots of experience and qualifications!!

i'm 22, from montreal canada, just came out of college (in pogramming), i started playing around with computer for only 1-2 years (started on windows '98).

i love VB because it's not to complicate an easy to build the users interface, i would consider my-self as an advance VB begginner (3-4 mounths) for all the other qualification...i've only lear stuff in school, like C,C++,JAVA,HTML,DHTML,VISUAL INTERDEV, ACCESS, ASP, COM, EXCEL, JAVA SCRIPT, VB SCRIPT, SQL... but all these are at the newbie stage, i've never practiced outsde school but i'm looking foward to increase my knowledge in prgramming.

lately i asked for advice on vb certificate an i'm starting university probably in august, i'll be studying to be ms certified by then!!!

i would also like to thank all the poeple that reply to my post... i know i ask a lot of questions and i don't reply as much but i try to get better and better to help out the newer newbie... can't help the "Guru", they are much better than i'll ever get!!!

by the way this site is great, wonderfull idea, great source of help!!

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Old 05-28-2001, 10:58 AM
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Well, I am an 35 years old marine mechanical engineer. Worked on oceangoing vessels a while, but now working in a marine agency (nothing related to engineering though).

No previous programming experience and I started learning VB6 last July after discovering it writing some Excel macros. A self taught I used the books that comes with the Learning Edition, and the internet resources. So 11 months now and I finished my first application which I plan to sell.(It is related to shipping business, a niche market). But I find the legal part much harder than the programming itself. And one bad habit of me : I am trying to handle everything myself, coding, preparing on-line help, translations, publishing a web site for it (to come), marketing, providing support, but also getting all the money. You know it is my hobby and I am bad at commerce

Visual basic is now one of my prime hobbies. Others are photography, travelling, reading almost 90% documentary books specially interested in geography, linguistics, NLP, and, idiosyncracies and esoteric subjects in history and sciences.

So, think that is enough for a short post.

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Old 05-28-2001, 11:28 AM
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Hi. I am definitely a newbie by anyone's standards. I've been teaching myself VB for about 2 or 3 months now. I started programming when I was 9 (In QuickBasic - I think my largest QuickBasic program was about 50Kb). I didn't learn anything about file handling until soon before I started VB. I'm 15 now and still only program for personal enrichment. I rarely use API calls or databases, because I still don't know much about them yet, but I'm good at logic problems and can usually figure out when I've made an error and where it is rather quickly, even if I can't (don't know enough to) fix it. I'm certified by Microsoft as a network professional (MCSE, MCP, MCP+I). I'm looking forward to attending college in a little over a year. Afterwars, I think I might start a PC upgrade/repair/retail store. I spend most of my free time troubleshooting PC's. I might as well be paid to do it.

Otherwise, I work with HTML (at an Intermediate level) and JavaScript (newbie I suppose). I haven't done anything server-side though. Until recently, I haven't had access to a web server. I worked with ASP for a few weks, but my (it's not exposed to the web) Win2k IIS 5.0 web server's hard disk became corrupt, so it had to be formatted and reinstalled. I lost all my work and haven't touched ASP since then.

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Old 05-28-2001, 07:24 PM
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I have been programming in VB for 2 years now, and I am still the biggesst n00bi3 you've ever met : ) I program pretty much for myself, for school projects, or to try and impress my un-l337 parents and make them think I am smart : )

So far I've programmed small, easy games that aren't even worth mentioning, like Tic Tac Toe, or Asteroids. I am working on a Word Proccessor at the current moment, it is coming along quite well, but I post a message asking for help here like, every 10 minutes : )

Other areas of expertees. Well, I work for a Web Site Design company called Sage Internet Solutions Ltd. I work well with the internet, designing graphics for webpages, content, and so on and so forth. I started to become bored with just web site design, so I decided that I would start programming more, and learning Visual Basic.

Well, that's me : )

Thanks to all who helped me : )

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Old 05-29-2001, 06:32 AM
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I'm Hubert from Brussels. born in 1978. found a job as a vb programmer, to finish a program another consultance firm dropped out of, because of lack of money. it's a vb object-oriented program, with an SQL database, that will (one day hopefully) run in a server-client environment . i'm 100% self-taught so i have millions of questions, but very few answers.

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Old 05-29-2001, 06:32 AM
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I'm a newbie, although I have been using Basic(Not Visual) for a long long time...a long time. I remember staying after school in elementary school and playing with it(I'm 18 years old). I have tried Visual C++, but fell back to Visual Basic when I realized I'd need to start in a beginner's language. I know a bit of the program, but i am hoping to learn how(if it is even possible) to have the programs I create on my computer communicate with a website I make, so I can make simple online games with my small knowledge of ASP(since ASP basically IS VB online). That's me.

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Old 05-29-2001, 07:30 AM
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Hi, I'm 42 years old and have been programming in VB for about 2 years. I have a BS degree in Environmental Science and work for a mechanical engineering firm which designs petrochemical plants and refineries. I'm one of the CAD Coordinators and do a lot of programming in AutoLisp. I am well versed in AutoCAD. I took Pascal, Cobol, and ansi C while in college but am self taught in VB. I want to learn Java and, hopefully, am about to go back to school to work on a Masters.

This forum has been a great help to me! Thanks specifically to you Bill, because you've answered a lot of my questions!

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I've just turned 16, i've been using VB5 for about a year now, I have basic experience in BBC Basic, (Like QBasic, I think), that was when i was 4, i did nothing for about 9 years untill i got my hands on VB 5 and C++ 5 tryed my hand at C++, gave up about an hour after that, tried VB, still using it now. I have also been using Dreamweaver to create my webite, www.madtaj.com i guess i am pretty experienced with that, i use flash, and i'm pretty nifty at paint shop pro 7, but thats not saying much!

I've have made a few programs using VB, an encoder, a simple "database" 9 I cheated and used a string table i made in C++, a real DB using Access 2000, which is HUGE!!!! it took me 4 hours to put in the info from a book! ARGHH!! (work in progress on that though), I am also putting the finishing touches on a word processor with a built in encoder (same code as the other encoder!) And thats about it for the good stuff. And there is a help site for all my decent programs on the net, but i can't upload at the mo cos my servers gone down! :-(

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Old 05-29-2001, 03:35 PM
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I am 23 years old and I started programming 5 years ago on an HP3000. 3 1/2 years ago a co-worker introduced me to Windows programming by showing me VB. I began working with it every chance I got, and eventually I realized that it was all I wanted to do. I recently switched jobs and I am now programming in VB full time... and loving it!

I really like using API as much as I can. I have seen how fast it can make things, and also how much control and power it can give your apps if you know how to use it.

This forum is the best thing I have seen in a long time. It is a group of programmers of all levels who have questions about one of my favorite topics... VB. Not only is it a good place to get your questions answered, but it is also a lot of fun to work out some problems that others have stumbled across. Where else can you go to get help from so many VB programmers all at the same time? I look forward to working with all of you!!!

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