I have been tasked with writing a front end to a Fortran program that my company has, basicly the front end writes a text file then calls the fortran program to process the text file thus creating a set of results. All is going well, I can create the file and call the Fortran program but I can't see how to send the name of the file I want to process to the Fortran program.
The Fortran prog will not accept arguements. I have tried using the send keys option but all it sends is a \ character so can anyone help or point me in the direction of an article that may help?
That depends on the Fortran app. If it doesn't accept any command line parameters, your project just got that much more difficult to control.
It MAY be possible to use SendKeys, but this is problematic. If the app you launch isn't ready for input, you're sending keystrokes to no-mans-land. When you launch the app using the Process class, there is a method called WaitForInputIdle that will cause you app to stop and wait until the launched app finishes starting up and enters it's idle state.
I would like to know if anyone knows of a website that will explain and give lots of examples of VB 2005 Deployment Condition property syntax. I want to be able to set the condition so that if the a file is already installed it wont be overwritten or cause errors. I am using Windows Installer 3.1. I do not want to use other installers and i know its possible.
Hey guys, I have been creat a service and it is just about finished all i need to do now is creat the deployment project and the question that i have is this. Is there any way to have the service start automatically right after the the install is finished? I know there are custom actions that I am sure can do this but I dont know how to get that to work.
Hello, I am trying to look in a table to see if the item already exisits before I add another one. I have a simple table with 2 fields. The primary key is one and it is an auto number, the other is the description that I am trying to check for.
The name of my table is OrdersListBoxInfo and the table name I am trying to compare with is Order. Once I get to the line "Count = cmd.ExecuteScalar" I am getting error "No value given for one or more required parameters."
Here's the code I am running. Can anyone tell me what I am missing/doing wrong?
Dim OrderName As String
OrderName = txtOrderName.Text
'Check to see if this Order already exisits
Dim Count As Integer = 0
Using Connection As New OleDbConnection _
("Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=C:\Documents and Settings\Costco\My Documents\Visual Studio Projects\AnesXL.mdb")
Dim cmd As OleDbCommand = New OleDbCommand _
("Select Count( OrderName ) as ExistingRecords From [OrdersListBoxInfo] where [Order]=?", _
Count = cmd.ExecuteScalar
If Count > 0 Then
MessageBox.Show("Number of rows found: " & Count, "Add Date", MessageBoxButtons.OK)
First, you're app is writing a script file, then launching an external application which executes the script. Is this FTP a DOS app or a Windows app?? If DOS, then you need to pipe the FTP app's output to another file using a command line similar to:
ftp -s:scriptname > C:\ftpOutput.txt
When the Shell statement returns, you have to open the ftpOutput.txt file and read its contents and parse it up, looking for keywords that should tell you if the transfer was successful or not.
This WILL NOT WORK if FTP is a Windows app!
The best solution is to scrap all this and rewrite a new app using an actual FTP component in your app where you'll have FAR more control over the transfer process and the results of it.
Does anyone understand why when i put an image in the background of a form that it displays correctly for approximately 5 seconds but then the same image is applied within the window overlapping the first image but offset. The only way i've found to get around this is to set the 'Show in taskbar' to false.
I've also found that if i minimise the form and then restore it, it does exactly the same thing, the image in the form appears okay for 5 seconds and then does this overlap thing.
The form is approximately 800x600 pixels and set to appear in the centre of the desktop. If i set the form to 'manual' and have it start at position 0,0 then the overlap thing doesn't occur, or if it does, then it's not obvious as it must be overlapping in exactly the same position.
Any ideas other than putting it into a picture box, which isn't an option as i have text with it's back colour set to transparent, and the transparency is obviously lost if i put text over a picture box.
It's not a multiple frame image no, just a BackgroundImage on the form, an index coloured png file at that, just to try and keep the file size down.
Basically i have made a card game and in the game you choose one of 5 options and depending on the option chosen dictates which backgroundimage is visible. It's basically to give it a nice GUI, instead of a plain colour.
I am starting to think that maybe the issue lies simple with my version of VB.Net.