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GBIC >> VB >> USENET
USENET
The value of USENET discussion groups cannot be overstated! I use them all the time to research problems I'm having, plus I answer questions from time to time in order to give back as much as I take!

Standard USENET Microsoft USENET USENET Search


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Standard USENET VB Groups

Both Visual Basic and BASIC newsgroups are available. You can ask questions or answer them for other programmers.

comp.lang.basic.visual.misc: VB methods, controls, language, API, techniques, etc.
comp.lang.basic.3rdparty: Add-on tools for VB (commercial, shareware, freeware)
comp.lang.basic.visual.database: VB database controls, applications and tools
comp.lang.basic.visual.announce:     Faqs, product announcements, etc (moderated)
comp.lang.basic.misc: BASIC, QBASIC, QuickBASIC, and PDS. Non-visual BASICs


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Microsoft USENET VB Groups

Microsoft has gotten into the USENET picture as well, and has started a wider range of newsgroups. Not every ISP keeps these so you may have to request them at your site.

microsoft.public.basic.dos
microsoft.public.basic.other
microsoft.public.vb.3rdparty
microsoft.public.vb.addins
microsoft.public.vb.bugs
microsoft.public.vb.controls
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.dos
microsoft.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


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USENET Search

Google has a huge archive of USENET messages that you can search online. The search page can be found at:

http://groups.google.com/googlegroups/deja_announcement.html