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I've created an online, searchable database of almost 5000 VB-related files. I've also listed other important files/sites which you will want to review. The VB Knowledge Base files are a must-have and you will want to visit the archive sites to see additional information about the files. Don't forget sample files that come with VB - they have some excellent re-usable code!

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VB File Archives

    In addition to the following sites, be sure to check our the VB web sites for files of value. The following archives are excellent because they offer many files. The VB web sites tend to offer far fewer files, but are often of greater overall value to VB programmers.
  • Carl & Gary's VB File Page
      As perhaps the best known VB web site, C&G's file archive is worth going through line by line!
  • CNET
      CNET is a very large resource with a large library of downloadable files. While my file database includes most of the files that CNET has that are of interest to VB programmers (we're talking about almost 1000 files, about half of which are free and the other half are shareware or demos), you might want to head over there to look for recent additions or for additional details that my database doesn't cover. CNET also owns these three URLs:
    • ActiveX.Com
    • Download.Com
    • ShareWare.Com
  • FileMine
      CMPnet's file site. CNET and CMPnet are similar in that they are huge sites, with many different sections. CMPnet is especially known as the owner of Byte, EE Times, and Windows Magazine.
  • Microsoft FTP Site
      When you check out the FTP site, be sure to read the file INDEX.TXT in the next higher directory. It contains descriptions of the files.
  • PC World
      All of the PC-related magazines seem to have a substantial collection of files for download.
  • PSL - Public Software Library
      This organization has been around since before the web made shareware so easy to find. Authors use it because PSL acts as a store-front for them, simplifying the effort it takes to advertise and handles the sales of applications.
  • SIMTEL
      This site has a lot of new files added regularly, so a one-time visit won't keep you current on what it offers.
  • Windows Magazine
      All of the PC-related magazines seem to have a substantial collection of files for download.
  • WinSite
      There are VB files scattered throughout a large number of sub-directories. You can browse through them all use the site search capabilities.
  • Ziff Davis (PC Magazine)
      ZDNet has put all of its files into this site. You can browse for days and still not get through it all.


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Commercial Visual Basic CDROMs

    These CDROMs provide one of the best possible ways to instantly create a library of Visual Basic / QBasic software. Most have a mixture of langauges on them.

  • VB Code Bank (Harmon Systems)

  • VB-CD Quarterly
    • VBPJ back issues
    • 3rd party vendors
    • Code, sample applications, and VBXs
    • Voice: 800-848-5523 (Fawcette Publications)
    • Web Page: www.windx.com

  • VBasic Utility Library (EMS)
    • Public domain, freeware, and shareware
    • Source code and VBXs
    • Searchable dbf database included
    • Web Page: www.emsps.com/vbasic.htm

  • VBDOS / QB / PDS Utility Library (EMS)
    • Public domain, freeware, and shareware
    • Source code and VBXs
    • Searchable dbf database included
    • Web Page: www.emsps.com/index2.htm

  • Visual Basic Developer CD-ROM
    • Every issue of Pinnacle's Visual Basic Developer
    • Content of all 17 VB Developer companion disks
    • $59
    • Web Page: www.pinpub.com/vbd/home.htm

  • SIMTEL
    • While not exclusive to VB, each has VB-related files
    • Source code, VBXs, DLLs, demos, ...
    • Web Page: SIMTEL


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